Monday, July 9, 2007

One Step Closer

I've officially tendered resigned today. I've known for some time that I would be moving to Paris this fall but it feels that much more of a reality now that I've let the big guy (she's actually a woman) know that I won't be here in September. I wasn't ready to announce my departure for at least a couple more weeks but circumstance forced me to move things up a little bit. One can say that I had somewhat of an ethical dilemma.

While I know in my heart that this is the right move for me as a person I feel that professionally I'm making the wrong decision. At the end of the day though what matters most is my happiness and considering my current situation I have the luxury to be able to do that. I do not want to look back on my life in 10, 15, or 20 years and have any regrets.


dw said...

I totally understand about the no regrets thing. Mine's not professional (I just graduated from college), but leaving my boyfriend for 9 months is going to really suck. But I know I'll regret it horribly if I don't go and I'll blame him. Live with no regrets, right? Besides, we're getting paid to live in France!! (And teach once in a while too I suppose. lol)

The Franco Fille said...

Congratulations! I also feel like moving to Paris doesn't really fit in the whole career plan I had laid out for myself, but that's the beauty of life--it's yours to live and change as you see fit. You'll be in Paris sooner than me, though, so you'll be an expert by the time I move there. ;)

Samantha said...

I often get emails from people asking me about living in France, and I always tell them "Real life will always be waiting for you back home."

In the grand scheme of things, a year is such a short period of time, and this way, you won't spend the rest of your life wondering "What if?".

dw said...

About your above one (couldn't figure out how to leave a comment there): The Merde books are hilarious, but check out his other one called Talk to the Snail. It's non fiction, but just as funny.

J said...

dw, I fixed the comments on new posts, for some reason I had it set up to not allow comments at all by default.

I flipped through the Talk to the Snail book a few weeks ago while in the book store and I do intend on purchasing that one as well.