So, I finally did it. I had a conversation with my manager that I was planning to leave the company. I was very honest with her, as she's been incredibly supportive of me & my career. I wanted to give her a long lead time, as filling positions like mine can take a year. We had a very good conversation, and I feel so relieved to have had it. She offered to try & create a part-time role that fits my interests, and we both agreed to think about what that could look like. We also discussed end dates for me doing this role in my current capacity. My feedback was that I'd strongly prefer September, but think it's unrealistic given that my main people manager left a few weeks ago. We discussed January as a very end date, with some flexibility between now & then in order for me to stay that long.
It feels both surreal & so amazing to be honest with her & get feedback. She understands that I'm not interested in a big giant career, with international travel & a team of 30 right now. I shared that my job took so much of my energy & time, that I don't have enough time for myself or my family, & I want to change that. That's not who she is (she's a hard core career person), but we both respect each other a great deal & I feel so happy that I don't have to avoid conversations about our performance reviews, or career, or my pending promotion, etc.
In other news, my real life continues. We had air conditioning installed, and it's amazing. Our house gets very hot (sometimes 90+ if we've had a series of hot days). The A/C guys finished yesterday & my house is an utter disaster. To compound that, the kids rolled back from 12 days summer camp yesterday, couldn't enter the main part of the house (because of the construction) & dumped everything in our laundry room. . . I have a lot to do today. ;-)
Here's the list!
- Revise menu for the week based on what we have around
- Go to the produce stand & the grocery store
- Go for a 4-5 mile run
- Dust (there is SO much dust in our house right now due to the construction)
- Deal with the mail
- Figure out how to exchange a pair of shoes I ordered
- Clean the bathrooms that 5 guys used for two weeks, wearing dirty work boots. It's a little. . . dirty
- Donate books
- Clean the kitchen
- Laundry (like, 5 loads)
- Wash the sleeping bags & hang them outside to dry
- Have kids put away all camp items
- Deal with our sofa sale
- Read my book by the pool for 20 minutes? ;-)
Okay, and with that, here's what I'm thinking for #1:
- Saturday - hot dogs, corn & salad
- Sunday - kebabs & rice
- Monday - leftover pizza (kids) + curry (freezer leftovers) for the adults
- Tuesday - leftover hot dogs
- Wednesday - leftover kebabs & rice
- Thursday - any remaining leftovers, or spaghetti & meatballs
- Friday - tacos
What about you? Any big news? What are you eating this weekend?