Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Breaking News!

For some reason, I feel like I have been hit by a lorry. Or maybe flattened by a steamroller or a train?!

I resigned from my job today.

Yes, you did read that correctly. I am not sure but I suspect that I should be leaping around for joy or out somewhere in central London glugging back celebratory alcohol?

I resigned from my job today.

I think that I might be still in shock at the enormity of what I have done. I have been feeling nauseous and having anxiety attacks about doing the deed all day long.

I resigned from my job today.

In fact, it took me until this afternoon to do it. Despite the signed, hardcopy letters burning a hole in my tightly zipped handbag.

I resigned from my job today.

It isn't that I did not want to do this enormous thing. I just think that the anxiety and nausea is to do with the fact that my job has been at the centre of my stability for a very long time - it's my lifeline - the one thing between me, a month and the pavement.

I resigned from my job today.

I have decided to give up that security for a while. Terrifying, though it is! So why put myself deliberately through all this stress?

I am sure that it was not really very hard to guess that it might be something to do with the Fella...?

I am going to Canada!

I am swapping London for Vancouver for just under six months to study for a professional qualification, take some time out from working to explore that part of the world and spend time with my Fella in the same timezone.

I am going to Canada!

So the next four to five weeks are going to be a mild frenzy of working (up to the last minute), packing my things to go into storage, getting the house ready for let and feeling even more stressed (probably) than I do now. Not to mention, fitting in iKnit, saying goodbye to friends, family and finishing off my sport Captaincy (almost).

I am going to Canada!

Thankfully, the Fella is coming across to help me organise things and so that we can travel back together.

I am going to Canada!

I will try to post throughout this upheaval but I cannot promise! Except, I already know that I need your help to decide what to take or leave behind!

I resigned from my job today and I am going to Canada!

You know, I think that this news is going to take some time to sink in properly?!


Dotty said...

Ahhhhh! I thought this might happen. Resigning is a shocker but you'll be so busy with the move that you won't have much time to think about it.

Looking forward to seeing you when you get here. We can get together and knit whenever you want to.

Clumsy Knitter said...

How exciting--best of luck!!!

Tina - omme i London aka teeweewonders said...

WOW - big business! Vancouver is absolutely wonderful, great fun all year round and beautiful to boot. ENJOY - oh, and IKnit is an absolute MUST, regardless of whether you're travelling soon or not. :)

Robynn said...

Woo yay huzzahhh! Popping champagne corks! Congratulations! I am so excited for you. And jealous. I'm sorry, I'm just like that. But *so* excited.

Roobeedoo said...

Do you believe it yet? Fantastic news!! I am a great believer in following your heart - go for it girl!

Sue said...



Be HAPPY :-)

grannypurple said...

I suppose this means we won't be meeting at Alexandra Palace! However, it will be lovely for you both to be in the same time zone for a significant length of time. As for what to take or leave--especially with airline luggage restrictions as they are--THAT will be the challenge.

Kelli said...

Holy shit! I'm so happy for you! Start sifting. Gifting. Thrifting. You're going to Canada!

the small gallery said...

You are brave and wonderful and I can say that even if I am your mum and I am going to Iknit with you on Saturday....Hooray!

Errhm: where are we meeting on Friday?

Brian said...

Hardly anyone has done anything really that interesting in this decade. I am so very happy that G has. I can't believe the courage that this woman posesses. She is absolutley incredible. You can't imagine what my life has been like with her in it. She is special. Trust me when I tell you this. I am looking forward being with her on a full time basis. I am busy trying to prepare this hemisphere for her arrival. So much to look forward to.

The Fella

Mrs.Q said...

Wow! Good for you! I just found you on Ravelry...looking forward to meeting you through the Terminal City Yarn Wranglers...good luck with the new adventure!

Mully Nex said...

Wow what great news!!!!!!! Fantastic =D Doesn't resigning from your job feel good even if it is a little scary? I know the times I've done that it just feels absolutely brilliant and liberating =D

Going to Canada too - lots of changes for you and it all sounds lovely. Very nicely done Lady ;)

Heather said...

Now, when can I come for a visit?