Tossing the Rulebook

3 Jan

I’ve always played by the rules. I’ve always done what I’m supposed to do in the order in which I am supposed to do it. College… Work… More work… And continued work. But in a couple of weeks I am going to embark on a journey I never thought I would.

With no job waiting in the wings, I gave notice yesterday at my current place of employment. YIKES! That’s right folks. In this crazy, unpredictable world, shaky political climate and moody economy… I am packing up my house and heading south (only about 140 miles south) to start a brand new life and adventure with the man I love. And I couldn’t be more thrilled!

I am not leaving just any old garden-variety job and home behind. Which is why, perhaps, this leap into unchartered waters feels so foreign to me. The current job is a good one that came complete with a decent title, five zany suite mates/co-workers, a nice office and interesting work.

The home—100 years old, cozy, loaded with character and decorated just the way I want it—sits right across the street from my childhood home, my beloved parents, my “little sister” (their golden retriever) and a mere two blocks away from my big sister and seven nieces and nephews.

But as with everything… there is a trade off.

What I am gaining in the deal is a partner and a friend with whom to share the rest of my life. And I could just stop right there as it is more than a fair trade to spend forever with my best friend. But there also is a new home, which I am told I can decorate any way that I choose. Though we’ll see about that… He didn’t seem super thrilled when I actually told him how I felt about the lamps in his living room. And a “job” that will allow me to play Little Betty Homemaker (at least until I find one with a real paycheck).

The new “career” in and of its self should be pretty interesting since I know I have mentioned before that I tend to be a bit domestically and culinarily-challenged. I figure now is as good a time as any to learn… Provided I don’t burn the house down by leaving a stray oven mitt on a burner or something random like that. (It’s been known to happen.)

Of course, if nothing else… the transition should provide some fairly good fodder for this platform here. I’m sure they’ll be some interesting stories about my Glamour mags taking over the stacks and stacks of Sports Illustrated currently perched on the back of the toilet. Or baskets, candles and picture frames replacing biographies of Howard Stern, “Shoeless” Joe Jackson and Ernest Hemingway. (OK, Hemingway can stay… but the other stuff just might be gettin’ bumped by Pottery Barn.)

There’s bound to be an adjustment period to the Lifetime channel being on by default when he flicks on the tube looking to watch Sports Center. Sometimes there’s nothing quite like a poorly-scripted, horribly-portrayed, exaggerated, cheesy, over-the-top tale of a woman scorned… even if it IS Bowl Week (which by the way, lasts for THREE weeks… NOT ONE as the name suggests).

In any event, I hope you’ll stay tuned while the adventure unfolds and I try something I’ve never tried before by taking a great big step right off my “map” … into the glorious unknown.

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14 Responses to “Tossing the Rulebook”

  1. dysfunctional unit January 3, 2012 at 8:04 AM #

    Good luck with all that. I am so interested to find out what happens. Sports center for lifetime channel lol it is too laugh. Though I’m sure you’re right. I’m sure he will compromise by seeing things your way.

    • Woman In Thrisis January 3, 2012 at 10:38 PM #

      Thank you and thanks for stopping by! I love to hear from new readers. Hopefully this experience lends itself to plenty of fun adventures or (mis)adventures to write about :) Hope to see you around some more.

  2. myonepreciouslife January 3, 2012 at 10:15 AM #

    Excellent! I love change. Good luck and have fun.

    • Woman In Thrisis January 3, 2012 at 10:39 PM #

      Thank you so much. Change can be scary… but yes… Oh so fun too :D

  3. Deb Shields January 3, 2012 at 11:31 AM #

    Life is too short to stay in one place! (that can mean more than just physically) So enjoy the ride and I WILL be visiting! (Poor Lee)

  4. Renee January 3, 2012 at 1:39 PM #

    Here’s to a Great Adventure – the ups and downs and everything in between! I did this about 6 years ago and so far loving it:) Hang On for the Ride and Just Enjoy and Have Fun!!!

  5. paigefussell January 3, 2012 at 1:47 PM #

    I am so excited for you! The adjustment to co-habitation can be as miserable or enjoyable as you want it to be. We’re having a lot of fun getting to know each other on a whole different level. It’s been aggravating, frustrating, and shockingly revealing (he DVRs multiple ESPN shows … I had no idea he was that into sports stats), but the other 99 percent of the time, it’s been fun, enlightening (he cleans the litter boxes out every day!!!!!!), delightful and there seems to be a lot of silliness that goes on. I’m sure the new year and its changes will bring you much happiness!

  6. Lunar Euphoria January 3, 2012 at 3:43 PM #

    Have fun and good luck!

  7. JT January 3, 2012 at 9:44 PM #

    In Regards to your “Daily (ahem) Thrisis” wow!!, you have been at it a mere 6 months and have already amassed over 140 followers, that in and of it self is a testimony to your writing and sense of humor. In the words of a friend of mine we need each other because people leak :-) Keep on blogging!

    • Woman In Thrisis January 3, 2012 at 10:36 PM #

      Thank you JT! I think you and maybe 2 other people are the only ones who read that section but I am so glad that you do! And by the way congrats to you on the Versatile Blogger again from Robin!! I need to wander over to your page to see if you’ve written any more random facts. Thanks again for all of the encouragement :)

  8. Woman In Thrisis January 3, 2012 at 10:40 PM #

    Thank you to all of you for your encouragement and congratulations. I look forward to taking you all along on the journey!! ;)

  9. easygoingorganizer January 3, 2012 at 11:49 PM #

    Oh, how exciting! You are a brave woman, and there’s no greater adventure. I’ve enjoyed looking around your blog. You have such a sense of humor and a way with words.

    • Woman In Thrisis January 4, 2012 at 7:02 AM #

      Thank you so much! I am glad that you enjoyed reading it and it is fun to “meet” new fellow bloggers. Looking forward to checking yours out too. Hope to see you some more! :)

  10. Booksphotographsandartwork January 6, 2012 at 11:27 AM #

    OOOOOOOOOOO thats scary but I guess you have to do what you have to do. I wish you all the best.

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