After almost thirteen years in education, I have resigned from my position at Ross. This decision did not come lightly, trust me. This job saved my life at a time I was literally just getting started…Lilly was 3 and Anderson was 2. Aaron had just moved to Minnesota and I was on my own to support my kids. And. I. Did. It.
Working at Ross has brought so many beautiful gifts. I have lifelong friendships with people I’ve worked with over the years. I earned both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees while employed at Ross. I bought and sold four houses in the 13 years I worked at Ross! And most recently I met and married my beautiful husband because of Ross. I feel forever indebted to this organization and all it’s provided for me and my kids over the years. It’s not an easy transition to make, but one I’m willing to attempt.
So what’s next? I really don’t know.
I know that after so many years with the same company, it will take time to be ready to make my next career move. I want to spend time with my kids this summer- as it’s the last summer before Lilly will be driving, and I’ll no longer be needed by her or Anderson! It’s my first summer with Palmer and I look forward to planning her extensive first birthday celebration that I’m sure to throw for her!
Most importantly though- I’m looking forward to spending time with myself- in my own thoughts. It’s an opportunity for me to consider what I’ve just done and where I want to go next. It’s a time for me to reset myself physically, emotionally, and mentally and find out who I am- without Ross, without the responsibility of being a sole provider for my kids. It’s an absolute blessing that Ryan has gifted me this time to do just that. I know how important this time is with my kids- as a friend reminded me, I will never regret time at home with my family. I am so excited for what’s to come and I am so thankful to be married to someone who values me so much to give me this opportunity.
Again, I will be forever thankful for my experiences over the past thirteen years. And I am so optimistically hopeful and excited for the next few months and beyond.