Friday, September 14, 2012

Another Fork in the Road

Life has taken me on an amazing twist of events in the past few years.  I went from being an insurance agent to owning my very own tiny shop and working with an estate sale company. 

Well, once again the roller coaster has taken another crazy spin on me.  This one has some good and some bad.  You see, my AMAZING husband works hard.  I mean really hard.  He is the type of employee that you would kill for.  He is smart, kind, fair, and the kind of guy who rises to the top quickly.  People go to him for the answers, even if he's not the most experienced.  He works long hours and jumps through hoops because his work ethic is IMPECCABLE... I wish I could say the same for myself lol!

Well, his boss has put him on a project that is hard, possibly the hardest they have right now, and he is feeling the pressure. With this new responsibility comes travel.  He has always traveled, but for the past 2 months he has been gone Monday through Friday every week.  When this all started we thought it would only be for 4 to 6 weeks so I was willing to just grin and bear it.  I mean, how hard can it be to be a single mom working 2 jobs.... Right???  I put on my big girl pants and got down to business.  Drop Luci at day care, go to work, pick Luci up, feed her, wash her, put her to bed, work on the shop until all hours of the night, repeat.

Well, when we approached week 7 of this lifestyle we realized the 4 weeks really meant until this project is finished, which could be a while.  This is when I realized that being a single mom with 2 jobs just wasn't going to cut it any more.  I mean, I am pretty good at juggling but this was getting ridiculous.  So with a very heavy heart, I had to quit my job at Prestige Estate Services.  

I loved this job.  Don't get me wrong, there were things that were not so pleasant... like finding dead cats and horrible spiders but it was fun, and interesting, and my coworkers were amazing.  Unfortunately the reality is: my family, my sanity, and my shop come first, and I was teetering on the edge of sanity. 

With the expansion of my shop, I was actually making up the money we would be loosing, so really this just made sense.  So there you have it.  I am officially self employed!!!  AHHHHH, that is scary.  I hope my new boss will take it easy on me:)

But truth be told, I miss my hubby. 

P.S.  Today is the last day to vote for the Epic Room Makeover and I would be FOREVER grateful if you would hop on over and vote for my basement!  Just click on the picture below and vote for #22.  THANKS!


  1. Aw, so sad but so good for hubby! Mine is the same way. He is such a GOOD hard worker, it makes me feel bad just thinking about how I don't quite keep up with him. :) Congrats on the "new job" and for making a tough big-girl decision. You've got to do what you've got to do, and if you really love your shop like I think you do, then that really was the best choice for you. More hugs for Luci!

  2. My husband worked rotating overnight shifts for about five years, and spending many nights by myself took a lot of getting used to.... And we don't even have kids [yet]... I hope for your sake his project is completed soon and you'll have your hubs back! Congrats on quitting~ I just went through the very same thing!!!! We'll see where the road takes us now, right? I'm heading over to vote for your basement right now. Take care!