Wednesday, July 24, 2013


So, today was the day I didn't think would get here for another 8 or 9 years. After 17 1/2 years with the paper I resigned. YAY! I do have another job so it's not the jumping up & down screaming yay that it would be if I was "retiring" but yay nonetheless. I'm excited about the new opportunity. I'll be working at a CPA Firm & as an Assistant to one of the partners. It feels weird. I started working at the paper when I was barely 22. I've been around for a lot of changes, good & bad. It's no secret that I haven't been happy the last several months. Well, more like the last year but really who's counting? It's also no secret that the newspaper industry is dying. There's no telling what the future holds but it's become increasingly clear that our new owners have a different agenda & it's just not something I want to be a part of. I will miss some (haha) of the people that I work with. Others? Not so much!

The new position will be different. I'll go from a company of 400+ to a company of 20. I'll be reporting to one person as opposed to multiple people. I'll learn a lot of new things. My hours will be a little different, 8:00-5:00 rather than 7:30-4:30. I think that will end up being a good thing. I still have time to run before work. Seriously, back to the aliens invading my body. Never ever thought I'd be talking about running before work but I digress. Friday's in the "off season" (not tax time) we work 8:00-2:00. LOVE THAT! There are lots of great benefits & more holidays that I get now. I won't have as much vacation time as I have in my current job but that's ok. Nothing's perfect right?

I'm looking forward to the weekend. It's only Wednesday & the week has been crazy. Interview on Monday, 2nd interview & job offer on Tuesday, acceptance & resignation on Wednesday! I need a breather. I woke up at 2:00 this morning & I was just awake enough to remember what was going on & my mind was racing. There's so much to do. Not to mention I had a bad case of nerves knowing I had to talk to my boss today. Thankfully, everyone has been supportive. I expected as much but I'm a worrier.

See, I told y'all Monday there would be more exciting things to blog about eventually. I just didn't know how close eventually was!!



  1. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I know you have not been happy for quite some time.

  2. Oh, and you know what?? You may not need as much vacation time with your new job....if your not as unhappy and stressed all of the time :)It truly makes a difference!

  3. Yay! Congrats! I wish I could leave at 2 on Fridays during the off season but I audit so there really isn't an off season for me. :) I think you will love the change and learn all kinds of interesting (or boring...ha!) things you never knew!

  4. Congratulations, Traci! I think that is wonderful and I truly wish you all good luck!

  5. Yay, congrats to you! It's always exciting to do new things and I wish you the best of luck! :) ~xoxo~