Not too long ago I wrote about the different Seasons of Life. Shortly after that, I entered a new season, as I submitted notice of resignation from my job at the college. It’s an amazing job with wonderful benefits and even better co-workers, which made it a very bittersweet decision.
But it was a year in the making, and we know it’s what is right for us. It’s something that I can’t possibly explain in a single blog post, but I hope to write more about soon, as I continue to process and find time to put my thoughts on paper.
My last day will be July 10, so I can help with our big summer events and hopefully have time to train my replacement.
Here are a few of the FAQs we’ve received since announcing my resignation:
Q: Are you Pregnant?
A: Surprisingly, this is the first question people ask. The answer is no. Although we look forward to the day when I can stay home with our kiddos, today is not that day. I still have some major hurdles to climb on my health journey before we get to that point.
Q: What are you going to do?
A: I have no plans to seek formal employment outside of the home. I’m not leaving this job for another. I am leaving this job so that I can rest and open myself up to whatever opportunities God puts before me. I will probably do a lot of writing, finish projects that have been in progress for quite some time, expand my cooking skills and spend time with my friends who I haven’t seen much of in the past year and a half. I also hope to have time to volunteer, build new relationships, and take care of household items so that Laszlo and I can make better use of our weekends.
Q: Are you going to be ok financially?
A: We will have to make sacrifices, but we are prepared for the challenge! The best piece of marital advice we received was to start how we want to finish…(i.e. if we think that someday in the future we will be living off of one income, we should start our marriage by living off of one income). We are happy we took that advice, as we were able to save enough to move into our first home, establish our emergency account, and most importantly—get comfortable with living on a budget so it is not a shock when we really only do have one income.
More than anything, we are stepping out, trusting that God will provide, because he always has—and we believe His word, which promises that he always will.