big scarf, big news

[no, I’m not pregnant]

Who is ready for 2015?! Me memeemememmeeeee! I’m not sure if you follow my Instagram [what?! why?!], but I recently announced something huge. Well, it’s pretty huge to me. For the last month or more I felt like I’ve been lying. Every time I share anything on my blog, I feel like it should be this. All of the hard times I’ve mentioned, struggles, it was all leading to this.
I am trying to figure out how to share the unfortunate reasons behind my departure, but for now, the big news is that I resigned from my current district, where I was the math instructional specialist. I started teaching there in 2006 before becoming the specialist in 2010. The decision took a lot of thought and a lot of tears. This school has been my home for the last 8.5 years. My co-workers are like my family, and a lot of them are really good friends. This is the only school I’ve ever known, but my circumstances pointed to change.
I accepted a job offer that is going to be really exciting. I’ll still be teaching math, but online, along with a few other duties – from home! I’m not sure what the schedule is going to be like exactly, but the challenge is going to be fun, and I’ve rediscovered how much I love to learn. After much research, I have realized that my workout/eating schedule will need to be on point! I will not gain 50 pounds, no siree. 🙂
Challenge accepted! And not to sound completely cheese-ball-tastic, but 2015 is going to be about new beginnings! I’m over you, 2014!!

Help! My scarf is trying to swallow my face! :-O

Blanket Scarf  //  Kate Spade purse  //  Top via Stitchfix  //  LOFT jeans  //  Shoemint booties //  Bonlook frames

Do you have any similar experiences? Have you ever left a job after many years and friendships? I’m excited for my new experiences, challenges, and routines, but I could use some advice. 🙂




  1. Congratulations! I left my previous job after about 5 years and everyone I worked with was like family. That was the most difficult part. It can be tough to find a job where you feel like you're part of a family, but I decided to leave it all to change locations and to be with my guy. It was a great choice for me. I've kept in touch with my old work family which is great, and things keep getting better. It's awesome that you'll be working from home-I would LOVE to be able to do that. I'm a pharmacy technician, so I don't foresee that in my future anytime soon, but I'm very excited for you! I'm ready for 2015 too, it's going to be a great year. Good luck to you and again, Congrats!!!

  2. I am so excited for you! 2015 will be great for you and your family 🙂 It was hard to leave my first job, a cashier at a grocery store, as it was my first and I had been there all throughout high school. I still keep in touch with those people, though. It was also hard to leave my job at a group home, as it was my favourite job in the whole world! I had to resign because my husband accepted a job in a new province and we had to move. Now I work in a school as an educational assistant in a program for children with special needs. I really enjoy it, in fact it's ugly christmas sweater day and I baked the staff some yummy cookies to go with it!

  3. congrats! about three years ago i left a job that i was in for 5 years. i was super close to my boss there, she taught me everything i knew. it was hard to leave but it was what i needed to further my career. i still go visit them and keep up with them on facebook, etc. sometimes i miss the kind of work i did there, but i have made friends with my new boss, my new coworkers, and at my new job (3 years still new?) we have just as much fun as my previous one. so i'm happy to say that i took a leap of faith and i didn't lose any relationships that i had worried about, instead i gained some relationships as well as professional development. 🙂 xo

  4. Me loves the scarf & congratulations on your new job. I know it isn't easy transitioning from something you love doing something new but trust me when I say that you'll enjoy the change. Change is always good good for us. Especially when it's something you love to do ?

  5. Working from home is awesome! Just make sure you don't overwork yourself. Give yourself breaks throughout the dAy and be sure to stick to a cut off time when you decide to put work away for the rest of the day. It's tempting to do work after that cutoff time since everything u need is at home, but it's best to do your leisurely pleasures in your off time. I'm so excited for u 🙂

  6. I am catching up on everything on the inter webz so I am sorry for being late to the party… BUT
    A. I am so excited for your new role!
    B. I am thinking about looking into something similar at the end of the school year, I might have to pick yo brain!
    C. I am so proud of you, I know how district maneuvering can be SO DIFFICULT and sticky and down right impossible sometimes!


  7. Oh wow! That's so exciting!!! A new job is already scary but I bet you'll be amazing! The longest I worked in one place was full time for 5 years. It was sad to leave but also a massive relief as I was really struggling there. Since I was 16 I've always worked for someone else, now that I'm a Mum I'm working on being my own boss and trying to earn some pennies around looking after Jaxon – it's scary and it would be so easy to just get childcare and go back to work but also it would cost a small fortune to do it that way. Had I still been in a proper full time job I don't think I would take the step to be my own boss because it would be too "easy" to stay working for someone else.

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