As we mentioned a few blog posts ago, me and Dizzy didn’t have the best start to our new job. Overall the actual job part of the job isn’t that bad but we’ve finally come to the decision that it’s just not the best place for us to be. We’ve been dithering and worrying about this for a couple of weeks now (well I have, Dizzy’s made up her mind at the start of the term!), mostly about future references, the guilt of leaving the students half way through the year and that this will be the first time not having a regular income.
I worry this will be me and Dizzy from January….
Dizzy not being able to believe we can’t afford an unlimited supply of ginger nut biscuits anymore….
Even with these worries though we have come to the decision that the positives outweigh the negatives. 🙂
- Health – At the moment we’re not doing the best job of looking after ourselves. The new jobs means we’re using up way more spoons than we really have on those 3 days, so its taking the rest of the week just to begin to get out of minus numbers! This is also causing an increase in dizziness, wobblyness and numbness. The sleepiness is also meaning very little exercise (does blinking and abit of stretching in bed count?) and our healthy eating isn’t exactly on track either…
2. Feeling appreciated – This one got off to a bad start when we were made to feel like a liability on our first day because of our MS. My head of department is lovely but overall we just don’t feel appreciated at all and in a job that’s taking so much out of us it doesn’t make us feel great.
Dizzy just can’t understand it at all!! She’s even made me make a little poster!
3. Enjoying life! – Currently it’s sleep, sleep, sleep, sleep, work, work, work, and that’s our week. Things I love doing like seeing friends, acting, blogging and photography hardly get a look in. I have been in this position a couple of times after relapses before but I was in a job I loved so I didn’t mind, this one I just don’t.
Luckily Dizzy’s friends are still popping round most days! 🙂 Today they have been telling me they are stunt donkeys! Expert donkey climbing skills in action. 🙂
Now I just have to convince Dizzy to take in my resignation letter and then we’ll be off on 31st December. 🙂 Dizzy’s decided for now we shall get back into our acting and do some tutoring, teaching children about how many ginger nut biscuits they should eat a day (as many as you can possible find obviously 🙂 ) and why we don’t like carrots….
I am actually really excited about leaving but if it does all goes abit wrong you can expect to see Dizzy’s justgiving page for her ginger nut biscuit fund sometime in the new year. 🙂 🙂 🙂
Have any of you ever made the decision to go from employed to self employed? What were your reasons and how did it go? xxx