Tomorrow is the day I will hand in my letter of resignation, to be effective on November 25, 2008. I am giving the library plenty of time to recruit and hire my replacement. My intent is not to leave a mess, but to complete as many of the numerous projects assigned to me as possible before I go. We'll see how well I succeed.
It's kind of scary but exciting too. Today I worked on lining up performances for a week in October and had a very successful day. I'm feeling positive about leaving a (gulp) good-paying, secure job that has turned into a daily dose of stress and anxiety attacks, and venturing into the unknown world of full-time storyteller and writer.
I do have a backup plan. I can renew my teaching certificate by taking two classes; so if the storytelling world proves too uncertain for me, I can find work as a substitute teacher. I will register for the classes for the Spring semester.
So here goes. With fingers and toes crossed, a four-leaf clover and a rabbit foot, carefully getting out of bed on the right side and saying 'rabbit, rabbit, rabbit' on the first of every month, perhaps the path will be smooth. (Me, believe in superstition? Nah! But it doesn't hurt to be careful about stuff like that...)
Wish me luck! I am excited, nervous and very happy. And not at all stressed. What a change.