No Such Luck

Only a little bit of ice here (on my sidewalk, of course!) But enough to warrant a two hour delay into work and leaving a couple minutes early to come home. I’ll take it!!

I keep thinking today is Friday. Every email I typed today, I started to close with “have a nice weekend” and then would be shocked to realize it’s only Thursday. Sigh.

On another note, I have some interesting news to report. My previous employer called this week to offer me my job back! I was completely shocked. When I gave my notice, no one really seemed to have much of a reaction (except my immediate supervisor, who I believe genuinely wanted me to stay) and no counter offer was made. I wouldn’t have stayed if there had been but I might have at least considered it if it was the offer brought to me this week. I struggled a great deal over this. I just didn’t know what to do. Besides the loneliness factor, I do enjoy my new job. I’m learning new things that will help me down the road in my career and I am always busy. The people are nice. The atmosphere is casual, which I enjoy immensely (yay, jeans!) But the thought of returning to my pals and going back to something old and familiar was somewhat appealing. I prayed about it and I know a lot of people were praying for me about this decision. Each time though, I just kept feeling like something wasn’t right. Besides feeling like I had made a commitment to my current employer and not wanting to break that, I just felt ill at ease with the whole situation. It took me most of the morning to get up my guts to call back and decline but when I did, I felt like a weight was lifted. I know she understood my decision and accepts it and I genuinely appreciate that the offer was made. It really made me feel like my contribution there was appreciated…even if it was after the fact. I hope that I can do as good a job in my new position! : )

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