Time abounds! In a good way. I keep forgetting that I don’t have to go to work tomorrow. And then I remember and I feel great. I feel great.
I have been without a job for just over a week. You might think it just feels like I’m on vacation. I thought it might feel like that. The big difference is that I know I’m not digging myself a hole by taking a vacation. There’s no unspoken consequence coming to pound me in a few days time.
So far, no freak-outs, no regrets. I have seen two former coworkers during the last week. Comments: “I’ve never seen you look so happy.” “You’re glowing.”
The reason (I think) for all this positivity: PLANNING. Everything is squared away. I made a calculated decision to leave my job. My finances are in order. I made a good ending with my former employer and am “totally rehirable” according to HR. And I have a learning and growth plan to productively use my time for the next year or so.
Along with my design and entrepreneurship classes, I officially committed, by physically signing the silly little contract included in the book, to working the 12-week creativity course in The Artist’s Way. I’ve also been doing excellent work at the gym!
Now, I fully realize I’m still on my solo honeymoon enjoying a cocktail of freedom and independence. But all I can do is report what I know today. Today I feel bold and empowered and in control of my own destiny. Today is splendid.