I don't know why I didn't think to put this on my list of things to be done before we can begin our adventure but it certainly should have been. Yesterday I resigned from my job. I had thought I would be doing this a couple of months before we were going - unless it was possible to take extended long service leave.
Things at work have been difficult for a good couple of years and since Christmas I've become increasingly stressed about it. Last Thursday morning I woke up and decided that on Monday I'd tell my employers I was leaving. I haven't found new employment to go straight into but I have to give 4 weeks notice so I'm sure things will work out. I'm hoping to find something that I can at least partly do from home and maybe I can continue doing some of that work while we're cruising.
I knew it would be difficult. I first worked for these guys at 20 years old. I had a couple of years break when my health was letting me down but it's now almost 12 years since they convinced me to come back. It was a traumatic day yesterday. I felt sad, the nice boss was sad, the other staff were sad. The only staff member who causes grief in the office doesn't work Mondays so at least I didn't have to deal with her. The stressful boss wasn't in either and I know he won't just let me quietly work out my notice. So today will be.... well.... stressful.