Big. Life. Changes.

Hello friends!

After 20 years of working in the corporate world, I turned in my resignation on Monday.  Yes, there will be one less rat in the Rat Race beginning in April.  It was not an easy decision, and if you’re a change-phobe like me, you can appreciate what a monumental life shift this is. 

But, in the end, it’s all good.  I was reading an article in “Real Simple” last week, and came across an article called “10 Things Your Mother Never Taught You”, and among them was “How to Walk Away”.  There was some good advice that resonated with me as I go through this process, and one key point was to look at leaving a job as “an investment in your future, happier self.”  In this process, I need to learn to “get comfortable with the uncomfortable” when it comes to dealing with the feelings that come up with big change like this. 

So, that’s what I’m doing. 

Bear with me as I start this exciting new chapter in my life.  I’m looking forward to focusing on my family and having time to dedicate to the things I’m passionate about, and investing in my future, happier self.

I’m looking forward to seeing where this road leads me.


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    Cassie @ Primitive & Proper
    March 19, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    a huge good for you from me! 🙂

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    Crystal (
    March 19, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Sounds like congratulations are in order to me. Best wishes!

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    Cathy Wall
    March 19, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Good for you! All the best to you on your "future investment" it will be whatever you make it and I am sure you'll make it wonderful, congrats!
    Cathy @ Room Rx

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    March 19, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    You are my hero! Congratulations!

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    Rachel @the house redeemed
    March 19, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Ah Jenny- I can relate except my career was shorter. I really enjoy your blog, and I just want to wish you the best as you begin a new chapter of life!

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    March 19, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    I left my veterinary career 2 years ago and it was the best thing I could do for myself and my family. I do miss it, and will probably eventually practice again, but I'm loving my time at home and complete focus on family, home and myself =) I'm sure you will feel the same way-enjoy it!!

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    Ellie VanCaster
    March 19, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Fantastic for you-it may be hard at times but you were so brave to take that first step. Good luck and prayers for your journey.

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    March 19, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    What a big step!! You should feel so much pride in making that step! 🙂 You're closer to your future, happier self already!

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    Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
    March 19, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    So happy for you!!!

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    Pine Tree Home
    March 19, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Huge step! Congrats – the rest of us who are corporate dwellers are jealous and wish you tons of happiness.

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    Lisa @ Shine Your Light
    March 19, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    So exciting – a new journey awaits you!

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    March 19, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    Good or you! Congratulations, and best of luck on this new chapter in your life.

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    Amy Niemeyer
    March 19, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    After 15 years I've been home since October! CONGRATULATIONS!! Its been the best decision for me and my family! So exciting, scary, and weird…at least for me. Congratulations!

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    Sarah @ Cozy.Cottage.Cute.
    March 19, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    WOW! That is so exciting. The future is looking bright my dear… very bright!


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    Life on Nickelby
    March 19, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    I would love to do this myself! I've been reading your blog for a long time and I've been excited to watch you grow your blog. Wishing you all the best on your new path in life!

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    Bobi Jensen
    March 20, 2013 at 12:29 am

    Change is scary. Good for you for going towards what is right for you! Cheering you on!


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    March 20, 2013 at 2:33 am

    You really should read "Magical Journey" by Katrina Kenison. It is the BEST book for learning how to grow with the changes in our life. You would love it, I think. I love her writing and it has brought me so much peace and encouragement through some recent changes in my life. It is just about the most beautiful memoir I have ever read!

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    March 23, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Congratulations Jenny! I left the race about six years ago. I was off for over four and loved it! Now I'm back in it and really do like working again. It was so nice to be able to take that break.

    Good luck!

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    Carmel - Our Fifth House
    March 24, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    SO excited for you! Change is good – we all need it from time to time. Love your attitude!

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