[A jade plant, for luck, at my friend Tina's house, taken March 2012.]
I quit my job today.
Not in a "see you never, I'm leaving" sort of way, but I gave my notice. On May fifteenth I'll be closing the book on my coffee shop career. It has served me well, to be a barista while I was a student, but I'll not be a student for much longer, and it's time for something else.
This summer is going to bring a lot of changes.
I'm moving back to the lake. Rob is going to China, then to live and work in northern Virginia for seven months. I am so proud of him for landing a great job that he's excited about. I am so excited to one day feel what it's like to be excited about a career. I feel lucky to be able to say that in all the uncertainty that clouds my future, he is one thing that I can always be sure of. So I'm going to live with my parents while he starts this new job.
Until then, I'm not sure what my plan is. I haven't found a job for myself in Roanoke, yet, but I feel good about it. I'm really learning to let go and trust in the universe/God's plan for me. There's really only so much you can do so far in advance. I know that there will be writing. There will be time with my family. There will be food. There will be love.
And then, a permanent home together; time for me to finally start a career of my own; somewhere to put down roots. These are the things that await us.
I can wait another year.