Remember this post – the one where I admitted it was time to make the decision to become a working stiff again, and I wasn’t sure how I wanted to do it.
Ahem, I have news.
The decision was made.
And here is how it went down…
In case you’re too lazy to go back and read the post (because that is totally how I would be), I offer you a summary:
I pulled my head out of the nice warm beach sand – aka denial. The clock was ticking. As is my practice, I made a list.
1. Return to work in a similar capacity
2. Return to work in a lesser capacity
3. Start treating what I’m doing as “work”
I immediately ruled out #3. I love designing websites and I love helping sassy women claw their way out of debt, but I’m not at the point where I’m ready to be self-employed. I will continue both these businesses as side hustles, but in the mean time I had to decide between points 1 and 2.
Number 1 – lots of money, lots of work stress
Number 2 – less money, work stress just replaced with money stress
I had several readers weigh in with some awesome advice that really made me think. (Hate it when that happens.) So, as also is my practice, I dug my head back in the sand and totally avoided the subject.
I’m very good at procrastinating. I really should just find a way to make money that way!
I also frequented my local convenience store to buy more Powerball tickets than normal.
And what do you know. Procrastination paid.
I broke up with my career 10 months ago. As of September 30, we’re getting back together.
When I said I procrastinated, that’s not entirely true. I also prayed. I prayed for wisdom. I prayed for the ability to recognize the right opportunity. I prayed for the willingness to listen. I prayed for the courage to wait.
I may or may not have prayed to win the lottery.
God is good.
In a super awesome, most unexpected twist, my boss asked me to dinner and presented me with my old job.
And just like that, I start Monday. I didn’t even have to decide. For an indecisive introvert, this is almost as good as winning the lottery. Almost.
Want to know more about my rationale behind returning to my old job? I wrote all about it at Reach Financial Independence.
And that leads me to the fate of Skinny Seahorse. I must bid you all adieu. I am writing a book about my
year ten months off – loads of details about what led up to my third-life crisis, the discoveries, the unexpected lessons (plus a few of the expected ones) and the beauty of being financially prepared to quit on a whim.
I beg of you stay tuned. Subscribe to the list so you can be the first to know when my book is available. I promise not to email you every couple days. Heck, it will probably be a couple years. Ha! (really though, I’m serious.)
Thank you thank you thank you thank you. Did I say thank you?
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for hanging with me on this journey. I’m so happy to have met you.
Make sure you keep in touch. I’m not that easy to get rid of. You can still find me all over the wild wild web.
Have a blessed
day and see you next post life!