Today was my last day at my job as you might have known from reading here and I couldn't be happier. 5 people from my department (Advertising) quit today! Doesn't say much for the organization. The realization that I do not have to go back will probably not hit me until Monday morning, and on that glorious day as I pour that first cup of coffee as a tribute to my freedom from craziness, I will have a moment of silence. As the french vanilla cream mixes with the fresh brewed cup of joy I will reflect on the shackles that kept me in a constant state of misery draining all intellect that I once had. While ever so gently dropping in 2 cubes of sugar I will be reminded of the dread that plagued me for 8 hours a day; and as I nestle onto my sofa, turn on Good Morning America and take that first sip of hot liquid heaven in my Oprah mug that says "Become More Of Yourself", I will smile with the fact that I can better utilize the 8 hours that I once wasted, to focus on more of the things that make me happy and stress free. I will be able to focus on becoming more of myself. Even if only for a short time, because I do intend on getting back into the workforce one day; at least right now, I am not. And today, I am blessed, grateful and HAPPY!
On this eve of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday this quote is appropriate: "Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are (I am) free at last"