While it was certainly not an easy decision to resign from my Office Manager position, the pros certainly outweighed the cons in terms of what I was needing in my life. I wanted to be working downtown, closer to home, a transit pass, off earlier in the day, a schedule that worked with school and to get back on my feet for more exercise while I was working.
The downsides of having left are that I worked with some amazing people, witnessed amazing transformations in their clients lives and my having finally put my business skills to use has come to an end, at least, for now.
The worst part is the Biology class I was wanting to take over the summer was at an absolute crap time (right in the middle of the day!) which unfortunately would not have worked with either work schedule. Biology will have to wait until September when I am hoping to get an afternoon (if not evening) class.
For now, I am quite happy to have secured a morning shift that has me working Monday to Friday and I am off by 12:30pm. I start my regular shift tomorrow morning and rode transit to work on Friday for the first time since before my son was born in September of 2007. It felt great to be back on transit for my ride that was a whopping seven minutes short.
Being back on my feet to work has felt great so far! Even though my body has ached in protest. I know it will take a few weeks for my body to adjust to having to wake up so early, be on my feet for so long and of course, the 15 minute walk up to the bus stop on what has to be at least a 30 degree incline.
Because I will not be taking any classes over the Summer, I will focus back on studying and working with the holistic healthcare classes I have taken. I am excited that should everything work out, I will finally be getting Reiki training next month! Reiki is something I have been wanting to learn for years. I have several friends who are Reiki Masters willing to teach me but the timing has never been right. Ever since taking my crystal healing courses, I have wanted even more to add Reiki to my tool belt for use with the crystal healing because the two pair really well together.
The space is now cleared in the office for me to set up my massage table. I have put the “door” back up that I took down a few years ago and the baby gate to see if they will stop the kitten from getting into the office. I am fearing if either of our cats gets into the office, they will tear my massage table to shreds. I want to be able to set up the table and not have to take it down with each use. So far, so good and fingers crossed that it means they are officially kept out of the office. My goal is two practice sessions per week.
Now to find a few bodies that I can practice on!