I am writing this post from my hotel room in Carlsbad. H is asleep in the other room, wiped out after two days at Legoland. This is my second to last work trip. This may be one of the more personal posts I have written. Last week I gave my notice that I am leaving my job at the end of July (!). Such a cliche but the past month has been an emotional roller coaster. When I interviewed for this job I told them I was looking to stay with a family for three to five years. When I leave it will be almost 5.5 years! I have loved this job so much. When I walked into the interview I just knew this was the job for me. I immediately canceled a phone interview I had through an agency even though I didn't have an official offer. It really felt like fate. Deciding to leave has been the hardest decision I have made so far in my life. There have been a lot of tears and I know there will be more in the next few months!
I am so lucky that LA has one of the best resources for nannies: The Nanny Doctor, Lindsay Heller. I have known Lindsay for years and I knew I wanted to meet with her to plan my transition. I have been at my job for FIVE years this month so it was important to me to give my employers plenty of notice while also doing what is best for H. I told my employers last week because I received my first graduate school acceptance (still waiting on two schools though). With an official acceptance I knew that I would be going back to school with 100% certainty. Before giving my notice I met with Lindsay to go over everything I wanted to say with my notice but also get her perspective as a clinical psychologist and mother. I will be leaving at the end of July because my employers always take a trip back east the first week of August. The trip will be a natural buffer between my departure and kindergarten starting. I can't believe H is going to kindergarten already! That also gives me a few weeks to move (if necessary, I won't make a school decision until I hear from all three) and get situated before classes start (!).
I will continue to post on the blog whenever I can. I have two trips coming up and spring brings a lot of nautical!