I can't sit here and write to you without acknowledging the six month gap between blog posts. Despite my love of writing, I have been unable to put thought to words for a long time. Life has thrown me several curve balls lately, all at work. Since I don't blog about my professional life, I can't go into many details. The short of it is that my wonderful manager left a year ago, and she was replaced by someone not up to the task in several ways. I struggled to make things work, then suffered through many months of bullying. Sitting down to write at the end of long, painful days wasn't even close to happening, and I haven't had much to say otherwise.
Two weeks ago, The Man and I reached our breaking point with my job. We sat down and adjusted our finances, paid my last student loan payment (hooray!), and realized we could live on his income alone. We both agreed that being on a strict budget and living within ourmeans were better than having stress and health issues. I gave my notice, and I left the following week.