single mom

I did it.

At approximately 9 am this morning, I got the call. The job is mine. Immediately I tried to log into wordpress and blog about it, but alas, the school district is onto me and has blocked access to the login page.

Fortunately I no longer have to worry about internet filters. This does NOT mean I am going to be blogging on the clock at my new job. In fact, I doubt I will have time to breathe in the next month.  I asked if I might be able to give my boss 3 weeks before I have to leave, but the new employer has been waiting for someone to fill this position for the last 6 months and they need me to start as soon as possible.

Today I wrote my letter of resignation. As of January 26, 2009, I will be making not $2.50 more an hour, but $4.50 more an hour.Yeah, you heard me, thats almost $900 more a month. I don’t know how I mixed that up on my previous post.

I’m wicked psyched ya’ll. I’m also scared.

I’m scared because I have a lot of drama coming up in the next month. I have an impending court date. I have an egg donation that requires me to be out of town for 5 days straight. I have a crazy, hectic, single-mom life, that was embraced with open arms at my previous job. If I came into work with puffy eyes and wrinkled clothes, my boss would hug me and allow me to unload my sorrows in her ear. If I had a court date, I could walk over and back during my lunch break. If my daughter was sick, I could leave work immediately, no questions asked.

In other words, I need to grow up pretty damn quick. I need to get my game face on, because my new employer is not going to hold my hand while I bemoan the life of custody chaos. I need to be worthy of making $4.50 more an hour, and not expect the warm-fuzzy support I’ve been so gracious to receive in the last 21 months.

This is a great opportunity for me. Its a challenge, and I’m ready to live up to it. I will shed tears for my boss and the love she’s bestowed on me, but I will not hide from the unknown. Even if it scares the s*** out of  me right now.


21 thoughts on “I did it.”

  1. Congratulations! You’ll be awesome…this is the start of an amazing new year for you! I understand your nervousness though…I’ve been working from home full time for the last four years and unemployed for three months now so the thought of taking on a 9-5 office job is terrifying. I have faith in you though…you’ll adjust and you’ll thrive…here’s to bigger and better things!


  2. Congratulations! I knew you’d do it.

    Be upfront with your new employer about the current court date and from here on out hold Rooferman’s feet to the fire. Explain to the judge, if RM want’s to jerk things around some more, that you’ve already given into his games once and now you’re in a real life position where you can’t accept him doign it. Either he’s man-ed up during this delay or he hasn’t. Too late now. It’s not time for YOU to grow up. Time for him to do it and catch up to you!

    Congrats again!


  3. Congratulations!! What awesome news. Like other commenters said a great way to start off the year. Hopefully this job will be as understanding as the last one.


  4. Yay!! I’m so happy for you! Good luck with that new job! I know you have a lot coming up with court and everything else…thank goodness February is the shortest month of the year eh?


  5. Congrats! and it’s not you that needs to grow up to be honest — I think people overall need more flexibility towards parents in general. Life happens and it doesn’t always happen outside of the 9-5 universe they expect it to stay in.

    I agree with lilcindyluwho about letting them know you have a court date but only if it is going to effect your work availability. One thing a new job gives us the chance to do is to wipe the slate clean of people knowing too much of our personal business.


  6. I have faith in you honey. It’ll be hard, I know, but you’ll make it work the way you need it to work. Get your network of family members and friends that are nearby to help when you need it, and remember that those of us out here in virtual land will be there to shore you up when you’re flagging.

    Congratulations! and Best Wishes (because you don’t need luck!)


  7. I am so excited for you! This is going to be amazing- I have no doubt that you’ll adjust without a glitch.

    Congrats again! I’m seriously giddy over here thinking about you new opportunities.

    ’09 is going to rock- I can feel it.


  8. CONGRATULATIONS!! And 4.50 more an hour?? That is so incredibly awesome! You deserve all the good stuff that is coming your way! We’re SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!


  9. Sorry it took me so long to comment. I didn’t even look at a computer all weekend. I did see the comment on my blog (on Friday) saying you got the job. I’m so excited for you! That’s awesome!

    I can understand about being nervous since your current job accommodates your single mom life. That’s someting that’s held me back too. I can get away with being late or missing work at my job if I need to, and I would be afraid that a new job wouldn’t do that. Of course, I almost never miss work, but it does happen. I need to get over my fear of the unknown and try to find something that pays better. Good for you for making that step. And once you get to know people there, I wouldn’t be surprised if they are understanding when LB is sick too.


  10. Way to go, Hanna! that is so awesome. I know how scary it is to take it to the next level of responsibility when it already feels like there is so much on your shoulders. I know you’ll find a way to make it all work. Rock on.


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