Friday, August 10, 2012

On a Good Day

With all the excitement with my New Job, I've forgotten to write a few thoughts about my Old Job.  I worked for Farmers Insurance (yes, the We are Farmers Buh Buh Dum Buh Bum Buh Bum commercial!) for about a year and a half.  These years were the most fulfilling and rewarding years of my professional career.  Had it not been for Logan, I could have worked there until retirement and loved every minute of it.

But a baby changes everything.  

Going back to work after Logan was born was by far the hardest thing I've ever had to do.  The guilt, fear, and depression basically overwhelmed me.  Everyday was a struggle, and there were many, MANY days I wanted to quit.

But I didn't.  

I'm still not sure why I didn't quit on one of those particularly difficult days.  Perhaps it was the fear of being poor.  Or worrying I would let someone down that depended on me.  Or just that I didn't want to be a quitter.

I recently was reading one of my favorite blogs.  It was a post about breast feeding.  While that subject doesn't really apply to this situation- a piece of advice she offered does.  "Don't quit on your worst day".  Whatever the reason I didn't quit, I'm so glad that I didn't give up on a bad day.  Now I can look back on my time there with fond memories, good friends, and great job experience- should I ever need it.  And hopefully all my buddies over at Farmers Insurance can remember me in a positive way as well.

The day I did leave, was not my worst day.  In fact, it was a great day.  I'm so grateful that a positive change took me away from this wonderful experience, and that I didn't give up and quit on my worst day.

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