Giving up work!

Today I did a really scary thing, I handed in my notice at work. I mean I have done that sort of thing before but this time I don’t have a job to go to, this time I am just giving up.

I have timed it to coincide with the two weeks holiday that Elizabeth will have off from school at the start of June and I have handed in the notice at Alison’s nursery to finish on the same day so for a while I will be a non working stay at home mum and although I will enjoy it hopefully it won’t be too long before I am earning again. As most of you know I am in the process of becoming a childminder, with a course every Tuesday and first aid and safeguarding taking up the next few Saturdays I am really pushing to get my registration as soon as possible.

I worked out that I dont need an income until about the middle of July purely based on not paying Alisons nursery fees. I am really looking forward to the challenge of being a childminder and I know that not only will I have fun with the children but doing my own accounts will mean I won’t be paying any tax and I will still be keeping my mathematical brain happy.

I have loved working where I do and I will be really sad to leave the people but I need to be there for my kids and I am missing too much. When I first left school I wanted to work with children but the wages were too low for my party lifestyle at the time so I went into accountancy. I now feel as though I am going back to my dream but this time being an accountant will help me along the way.

Wish me luck.