It's been one week exactly since my very last shift at Hollow Park. Yes, I quit the group home job. I'd say we had a pretty good 10 months together. This weekend it was SO weird not having to work. On Friday night, I spent the night at my grandparents' house. It was the best Friday night I've had in a long time. They took me out to dinner, then my grandma and I watched I Love Lucy until we couldn't keep our eyes open any longer. It was simple, but great. It was kind of funny, around 9:45, I started to panic because I needed to be at work at 10. I was happy when I remembered that I no longer had to work weekends!
I was starting to become unhappy with my schedule week after week. I was exhausted. I wanted my life back. I wanted to be able to stay out late on weekends, go to dinner and a movie, and not have to leave EVERYTHING early because I had to be to work. It's seriously a huge relief. Don't get my wrong, working there was great, but I was burned out.
I think something that has helped me move on so quickly is the fact that I became friends with all my coworkers and the clients as well. It wasn't goodbye forever. It was more of a goodbye for now. It was hard in the moment saying goodbye to the clients, but I know they're all in EXCELLENT hands so it wasn't as sad.
I think I made the right choice with leaving my job. I'm much happier and I feel rested. I have Ashley time again. It's a great feeling! I did what I thought was best. Gotta look out for yourself first!