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The thoughts in my head from Monday are no longer violently swarming, whispering their fears, appealing their lack of control, abusing my grey matter with their insecurities, screaming for *something* to be done. I have made up my mind. I weighed my options in a sticky situation, and I came to a conclusion. After 4 years of being this family's nanny, I have given them my notice. Come February {or earlier if they choose} I will have but one job; that of  a hair and makeup artist. For the first time in 4 years I won't have the possibility of working 7 days a week to look forward to. I can work 2 days at the salon, and find something to do with the rest. 

I have no idea what I will do to supplement the nanny income. It may not be a fortune, but it helped to pay my bills, and I do not take it for granted. I have lined up an ongoing gig doing hair and makeup for a soon-to-launch vintage website that I am extremely excited about, and of course will fill you in on once I have more details to share. It's not full time, or even on a weekly basis, but a paying gig is a gig. I've reopened the idea of getting my indoor cycling instructor certificate and may look to that as a means to an end. I may take some on-call or temporary nanny jobs through an agency I've worked with in the past. Nothing is determined, which drives my Type A, controlling, must-have-a-schedule-5-months-in-advance self batty. 

Strangely enough, just having made a decision to leave this family has lifted an incredible weight off my chest, even without prospects for my future. I love and respect this family dearly, but there comes a time when their lack of decorum and respect, their lack of communication, and inability to value my time is too much. Anyone would have moved on ages ago when they began to see the signs I have so bullishly trudged past, dedicated to providing a service to people who hardly need it anymore. 

My mind is eased at least as far as this pressing issue is concerned, and I hope to be blogging on the regular, with happy, bright and shiny posts once again. Enjoy the photos that are so indicative of my new found sense of being {that is, unless SOPA is passed, then this blog would quickly be shut down for posting copy-written images that do not belong to me, but more on that later}


  1. Sorry to hear that things didn't work out with this family, but it sounds like you put lots of thought into it. I hope you are happy in the end because that is all that matters! :)

  2. i wish you could be OUR nanny! :) you have to do what's right for you - and i know you'll come out ahead!


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