A new beginning starting now
November 14, 2010 9:48am CST
I am back home, after finishing my last work day at Ubisoft. I have a number of feelings in my head and heart right now: i am tired, a bit nostalgic, relaxed, a bit confused - it's been 9 months of my life and i can't believe time passed so fast. I now have more time on my heads, at least theoretically - so mylot people beware :) i will start by taking friends one by one and answering as many topics as i can (if i can :) ). Tomorrow i am going to deliver my pass card and get my papers for employment finish - for now anyway. I have to get focused on college now, i am a bit scared because i missed about the 1st month of this semester and i am not sure if the teachers will look kindly on this, but they should be more sympathetic if i tell them that i raised money to pay for this very master year. I am wishing for some time off, some free time, perhaps a week before i start stressing again - working for the last 4 months even in the weekends was stress enough and i think i earned it. 1) do you see leaving a work job as a new chapter in your life ? 2) if you are retired, how did you feel during your first few days ? a bit confused maybe for not having to wake up every day of the week to get to work ? 3) so, should i take a week of before i get my increased attention toward college master final year ?
• United States
15 Nov 10
Sounds as if you have a new door opening for you after another one closed. Just make sure you catch up on all of the work you have missed. To answer your questions... 1.) Yes, I was laid off from my nice cushy job in July of 2007. It was a drastic change for me. I had to learn to do without alot, I was bringing in alot less $ and I had to start from the beginning all over again. This is when I decided I wanted to work from home and be my own boss. New door opened for me! 2.) Not retired yet. 3.) Now sure if you should take an entire week? It would all depend on how tough your schedule is and how understanding your professors are..... it might do you some good to take a week and just relax or you might just mess up everything. Write down the pros and cons for this and go from there. In the end, it is all your decision!
• Ipswich, England
23 Nov 10
Yes it seamed in the end i took more then just one week, i took 2 days of this one as well. I wanted to go today but there were 2 cons that stopped me in my task - 1 i feel dirty ! they closed my hot water and i would have felt really low to start with going there unwashed and not feeling confident and 2 it started raining and it was a really bad weather. Well they may not seam like good enough reasons not to go but in the end it was my decision. Anyway i already prepared a pack of sweets and a pack of coffee in a presents bag to give to my year secretary to solve the administrative issues at hand - i need signatures for my student card for transportation and student notebook and i also need a grade from last year to be passed on my online info account. As for the professors i have a pretty good excuse - i will say that i had to work so much in order to be able to PAY for my college year to begin with - which is not that far from the truth actually as my parents said they will eventually pay me back, but this would take more then the limit for the first / second term for paying.
15 Nov 10
I think you should have a few days off before you start going back to your studies. Good on you for saving enough for your tuition! I am at a stage now where I would like to change my direction but I don’t have the money to make my dream come to pass because if involves starting a new business. There are points in life that are like new chapters and it sounds like for you it is now time to turn the page and start anew...
16 Nov 10
We'll have to approach the bank but we will have to sell our house because my dream is to open a boarding cattery and this generally requires living on the premises. We are looking at one now all the way on the other side of the country in my husband's home town. It's a kennel/cattery and house. We are looking into it but it will be a huge move...The way I see it is...If it's meant to be it will be...Wish us luck!
15 Nov 10
Good luck with your school and new beginnings in life. I am a lazy person, so I would take time to relax, but if you have already missed so much in school, maybe it is better to start as soon as you can. I have been out of work for two times in my life already and every time I woke up the next morning with nothing to do I was happy! And yes, definitely every time I had new and exciting changes ahead! I never regretted any of my decisions so far.
14 Nov 10
Everything will be just fine for your Alex. Just relax for a while, plan out and get going. I really appreciate all the endeavor, trust me, it takes immense guts to do what you did. You sound very happy, complacent and refreshed with lot of driving force. So, channelize it. If you ask me, I would definitely consider taking up a new venture if it amazes me. Change is good, most of the times and if it gives you more opportunity and life - why not? Good luck! And awaiting lot more to hear from you.
• United States
14 Nov 10
I think you should get back in school as soon as you can, as you have already missed a month! I'm involuntarily retired, to answer one of your questions. Jobs are very scarce here and I had to resign myself to the fact that I won't be working now or in the near future. There are good things about it but it's kind of depressing when one has nothing to look forward to each day or a place to go to regularly. Now get back to school!!