Monday, August 2, 2010

Day 6 - Last Day of Work

Last Day of Work (LDW) is an independent game studio based in San Francisco, California, which creates and develops casual games for the Windows and Macintosh platforms.

But that's not what this post is about.

Today was my official last day of my job. I worked at Intuit for 5 years, and while it was hard to make this decision for more than one reason, I can't help but feel like a tremendous weight was lifted off my shoulders. Every time I thought about going back to work, I got nauseous. The very idea of leaving Cece for half an hour makes me feel sick; how would I deal with leaving her for a whole work day, five days a week?

A lot of people said, "Oh, you'll get over it." A lot of people also said, "You'll get bored not working," and "You'll miss having disposable income." Of the three statements, the last one is the only one I believe. I don't get bored with Cecilia at all. We do a lot of stuff! We go to mommy group, we go to the library, we go grocery shopping, we go wander around the mall, we go see friends...what is there to get bored of? We cook and clean, we do laundry (I do all of these things with a running narrative for Cecilia), we play with toys and each other. In reality, this is exactly what I have wanted forever, and I have never been happier. We may be poor as dirt, but Cecilia gets a parent to be with her all the time.

Still, I will miss you, Intuit, or more accurately, I will miss you, co-workers of mine!

3 comments:

  1. I think my perfect life would include working four hours a day. I didn't get bored with Lorelei, per se, but I do sort of like being an adult sans baby for a little while. I think I'm a better mother when I get a bit of a break. BUT, working 8 hours a day is horrible. I hate it. I want to be with my baby. Given the choice of 8 hours per day or being a SAHM I'd definitely choose SAHM. *sigh*

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  2. Any WFH possibilities for you, Rhi?

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  3. I totally sympathize w/you! I worked my last shift at Northwest Dec. 22nd & only worked a few hours after maternity leave Apr. 1st. Even after all this time I still miss my job & all the great people who work there. Being broke isn't so bad bc I have different priorities, but the relationships I lost still make me sad :( Of course nothing compares to the relationship I am building w/Oliver everyday & on my deathbed I know I won't have the regret "I wish I had worked more" :D

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