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Ready or not...

Just met with HR about my benefits. It seems I have a hell of a retirement nest egg. Bigger than I'd realized, because there is a defined benefit part that I can't look up on line as easily as the 401(k). So that's great news.

I'm elated to be starting my new career. I've got my American Massage Therapy Association lapel pin, I'm buying these cool books on treating various conditions, and I'm totally ready, by all the usual standards. But I am so nervous! I feel like I'm leaving the nest.

I mean, they're taking me to lunch, and being all nice to me and stuff. Suddenly, I'm not so sure I should go. Ack.


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Apr. 4th, 2006 03:27 pm (UTC)
You're leaving the nest. If they are nice people, they probably realize that you were only nesting there, and that they were fortunate to have you for so long.
Apr. 4th, 2006 03:42 pm (UTC)
What she said.

Yay wings!
Apr. 4th, 2006 06:33 pm (UTC)
It turns out that they mostly are nice people. Time to go nest someplace else fora while, though :)
Apr. 4th, 2006 04:05 pm (UTC)
Suddenly, I'm not so sure I should go.

You're doing the right thing by moving on.
Apr. 4th, 2006 06:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
Apr. 4th, 2006 04:07 pm (UTC)
Eh, just "buyers remorse". Enjoy the lunch but don't forget why you're doing this!
Apr. 4th, 2006 06:34 pm (UTC)
I won't forget!
Apr. 4th, 2006 04:08 pm (UTC)
Just remember that they hold you in better esteem than you thought they did all those years, and be happy you're moving on to new things. :)

(Also, yay about the retirement nest egg.)
Apr. 4th, 2006 06:34 pm (UTC)
I am happy. Thank you.
Apr. 4th, 2006 04:24 pm (UTC)
it's pretty exciting, though. both moving on and feeling that you'll be missed.

it is very exciting. how wonderful for you.
Apr. 4th, 2006 06:34 pm (UTC)
It is tremendously exciting! Thanks.
Apr. 4th, 2006 05:02 pm (UTC)

And I understand the not-being-so-sure-you-should-go. Heck, leaving my last full-time job, NO ONE wanted me to leave, except for the heads of the company, who made it kinda clear I was a traitor for wanting to take a leave of absence. If there had been an opportunity for me to stay, I would have changed my mind. And that would NOT have been for the best, I assure you.

YOu are leaving the next. But it will be a good thing, I promise you!
Apr. 4th, 2006 06:35 pm (UTC)
I believe you! Thanks so much for all your encouragement. *smooch*
Apr. 4th, 2006 06:20 pm (UTC)
leaving on a positive note is the bestest. and maybe you'll get some clients out of it. :)
Apr. 4th, 2006 06:35 pm (UTC)
It looks like I might, at that.
Apr. 4th, 2006 06:45 pm (UTC)
When do you start your new job, hon?

I love that they're showing their appreciation for you. Damn straight, I say! :)
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