I quit!

At the end of May my husband and I went to Paris for two weeks. This is my favourite picture of me from that trip. I really dig the beret, and it didn’t bother me a bit that I was the only person in Paris wearing one.

We’re still working on sorting through the pictures (Drew took over a thousand of them). It’s a beautiful city. I may post a few more here in the coming weeks.

The other big new? I quit my job.

On Friday I handed in my formal resignation from my role as a senior business analyst for a major Canadian bank. I gave them three weeks’ notice, everything should be organized by then.

There were a number of reasons why I quit, but highest among them was that I wasn’t happy.

I’d worked for the company for six and a half years, steadily moving up as the years went on, and while I often enjoyed my time there, it wasn’t what I really wanted to be doing.

It’s finally become financially feasible for me to quit the corporate life and go freelance. No, we didn’t win any lotteries, just got our affairs in order so I can pursue my dream career: writing.

At the moment I don’t have any clients lined up (I know, I must be crazy, right?), this is something I’ll be working on for the next few weeks while I still have a paycheque.

It’s a little scary, but exciting, too. I feel fairly prepared, but at the same time I don’t know what’s in store. I have so much to learn. I’ll blog it as I go.