Friday, June 19, 2009

I Just Quit My Job.

I resigned from my job yesterday. Yeah, the job that I loved, with the really cool position, great boss, lots of vacation time...crazy, eh? I have been struggling (really, really struggling) since I got back to work. I wasn't able to find a balance between rushing out the door in the morning, commuting almost three hours a day, working eight hours, and getting home just in time to put the kids to bed. I know that a lot of people make it work, but it wasn't working for me or my family.

The next two years are crucial for Max and his long term development. The key years for rewiring a child's brain are between the ages of 2 and 5. We have a limited window in which to jump a lot of hurdles, and I want to be there for it. I want to have the energy to help him over those hurdles and to cheer him on. I want to have enough time in my day that Cameron gets her fair share of me, and that she doesn't end up feeling like Max is the centre of the universe (because she is under the impression that the sun shines out of her bum, and I'd hate to dissuade her of this notion). I want to be there for Scott when he needs to talk, instead of nodding off, or not paying attention, and also have energy for a little romance. And I want to make sure that there is some time for me in there too, because if I'm not whole, everybody loses.

So, I have found a new position that I will start in July. I'm not going to divulge any details about it just yet, because things are still getting figured out. But I know it is a good fit, if not a perfect fit. It will really allow me to be an active part of Max's therapy. I will be able to work from home a lot. I won't be sitting at a desk. I will be able to be very creative, and make a big difference. I'll get to work at a bunch of different sites, and I'll wear many hats. I can't remember being this excited about work. This is the beginning of a new chapter, and I have Max to thank for showing me the path I was meant to take.


  1. NicoleM10:28 a.m.

    Best of Luck Kat! :)

  2. Sorry, Katrina - my last post got deleted.

    Wanted to say that what you just did took a lot of courage, and I think it's amazing. Max is really lucky to have you for a mom. You'll never regret these next few years, that's for sure.

    Can't wait to hear about your new gig!

  3. Atta girl, Kat! Wishing you the best.

  4. Wow! Congrats Kat! I am thrilled for you.

  5. Fantastic - glad you found this! Good luck!

  6. Steve E1:26 p.m.

    Good luck Kat. I hope it all works out.

  7. Tracy Marshall-Nickleford2:26 p.m.

    Wow Katrina... congratulations! No doubt a tough decision, but your priorities are right - don't forget that, especially if there are times when you think otherwise.

  8. Anonymous2:37 p.m.

    I am so excited and thrilled for you and wish you all the best on your new journey Kat.

    As always thanks for sharing.


  9. Bravo for making a great self-care decision! It's always scary to leave a known quantity for something new, but you sound really solid on this. Congratulations (and of course, I look forward to details about the new job).

  10. Anonymous7:05 p.m.

    Way to go honey - as always, you gotta do what YOU gotta do. This is great! Congrats!

    I've been having a hard time getting into your site lately and also trying to get to the last day of school in one piece. but we'll talk soon - A. xo

  11. Whoo-hoo!! You sound so happy with your decision and it is obviously the right one. Big congratulations for having the courage to welcome change and do what's right for you and your family. Big hugs! We'll have to celebrate in person sometime soon!