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I quit!

I quit! Today I gave my boss my two month notice. I know it is customary to give two weeks, but we need the time to hire and train someone new, so I figured the sooner, the better. Plus, my horoscope today was this:

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Perhaps more than any other sign, you benefit from a lovely planetary transit that occurs in the morning. Until 10:20 a.m., it’s the perfect time to sign contracts, agree to deals, buy and sell, initiate new partnerships, or do any kind of important communication. Go, go, go!

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): If you conduct business early this morning (before 10:20 a.m.), you’re laughing! It is almost certain that whatever you initiate before that time will turn out to be profitable now and in the future. It’s also a good time to ask for a raise or to start a new job or devise any moneymaking scheme!

(yes, as a Capriquarius I follow both.)

So, there was no better time to quit my job. It actually went really well. My boss said that she figured it would be coming since I’m nearing the end of my masters program and that she was really happy that I’d get to go travel this summer and that it is the perfect time since I’ll be in a transition. She also said they’d be very flexible with my last day and that if I need/want to I can come back at any time and that the door will always be open for me.

So, tentatively my plan for the summer is this:

June 22-July 12 – Europe
Munich, Germany
Zurich, Switzerland
Interlochen, Switzerland
Venice, Italy
Florence, Italy
Rome, Italy
Athens, Greece
Krakow, Poland
Paris, France

July – White Water Rafting (somewhere out east maybe)
No dates set, and it may be in May instead. And it will depend on if I can get around summer school.

July 17-August 18 – Summer School
Text & Image 2 nights per week

August 12 – Jenny’s Wedding!
Late August – perhaps my arm can be twisted towards Virginia

Any other time during that will be spent working on my novel and other writing and applying for jobs and such. My Then hopefully I will find a job and have my last quarter of grad school.

Hi, I'm Val. I spent most of my 20s in a standstill, unable to pick which path in life I wanted to take. I wanted the nomadic life of a traveler but also wanted the husband, the condo, and the kitten. Unable to decide which life I wanted more, I did nothing. When I turned 30 I’d had enough of putting my life on hold and decided to start “choosing my figs.” So, I quit my job, bought a one-way ticket to Europe, and traveled for three years. Now I'm back in Chicago, decorating my apartment in all the teal, petting my cats, and planning my next adventure.

  • sid
    April 4, 2006at12:05 pm

    i am confused by your Capriquarius status

  • val
    April 4, 2006at12:19 pm

    My birthday is January 19, the last day of Capricorn. My birth was planned, so cosmically I probably would have been born later under the Aquarius sign. So, technically I am a crazy mixed-up mutt of astrologicalness, hence Capriquarius.

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