Thursday, August 30, 2007

Tell the Future to Stop Looming Over Me; It's Not Polite.

Has anyone here had to leave a job that they really enjoyed? What's the best way to do it? How much notice should I give them? I feel like it might be important to give them a 3-week instead of a 2-week notice.

Why am I going to leave my job? Because October 8th, my husband will be starting HIS new job--in Pennsylvania. Just when Delaware was actually feeling like home, it's time to go elsewhere.

I'll have to find a new job, new doctors, get my car registered/inspected even though I just changed everything to Delaware a couple of years ago...sigh. New drivers' license, new library card, new grocery store membership cards. New health insurance through my husband, but when will it kick in? What will they cover?

All this stress is probably wreaking havoc on my glucose levels, even if it's not immediately obvious. I am looking forward to that part being over, and it's nice to know that after we've moved, I won't have to worry about finding a job in a huge hurry. If you recall, about a year ago I was let go from my last job, and it was a few months until I found a new one. At least now, Matt will have a good job as an engineer, so we'll already have a nice budget to work with and benefits. I won't have to rush around to find any old job just to make ends meet. That's a nice feeling.

However, I've never had to leave a job I actually cared about before, and that's my problem at hand. This is a busy sales department, and I'm going to leave them just as preparations for the incredibly crazy winter holiday season begin. I don't want to leave them in the dust. What's a gal to do?

Um, in the meantime, here's the cutest sleepy kitten video ever:


  1. Hannah, I know *exactly* how you feel.

  2. Hannah, yeah moving is really "challenging" to put it positively...... Yes, it is hard. All change is hard, BUT and this is a big but you will get new experiences and see new places and meet new people and get to really know other about another state. All these new things will make you appreciate stuff more and teach you what you really like. So even if it is HARD, it is really worth it. That is what I think at least!
    Anyhow - I am sending you some good luck to help a bit!

  3. Good lord that video is funny... So comfy, so warm, I love you mommy - and I'm OUT... But not for long... So comfy, so warm, I love you mommy - and I'm OUT! Awesome.

  4. Anonymous6:14 AM


    Your blogs are cute. Best of luck with quitting your job and moving to Pennsylvania. Because of your blog about living with diabetes, I was hoping you could help the International Diabetes Federation with the campaign for World Diabetes Day.

    We are in the midst of our preparations for the first UN-observed World Diabetes Day ( on 14 November this year, and I wanted to ask you if you would like to help us to spread awareness of this worldwide event and the theme we have chosen for it this year - Diabetes in Children and Adolescents.

    It is estimated that over 200 children develop type 1 diabetes every day and there's no question that the disease often hits disadvantaged communities the hardest, and that children in the developing world can die because their parents are unable to afford medication. In many countries diabetes is still considered an adult disease and as a result can be diagnosed late with severe consequences, including death. Even after diagnosis many children experience poor control and develop complications early.

    This is why one of our key objectives for World Diabetes Day this year is to double the number of children covered by the Life for a Child Program - We also want to encourage initiatives that can help to reduce diabetic ketoacidosis (diabetic coma) and to promote the sort of healthy lifestyles which can prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes in children.

    A version of the diabetes circle, the icon we used for our Unite for Diabetes campaign has now been adopted for World Diabetes Day and we have produced a number of web banners that you can view and download here

    The way in which you can help us spread awareness of World Diabetes Day is to add one of the banners to your own blog, which we would really appreciate.

    The UN's World Diabetes Day Resolution (61/225) was really just the first goal of an ambitious campaign that we have been leading. This is the first time a non-communicable disease has been recognised as a serious threat to global public health and we are hoping now to further raise awareness globally of the disease that is predicted to contribute to 6% of the world’s mortality in 2007.

    If you would like to know more about the UN Resolution and our plans for World Diabetes Day this year, just drop me a line at and I will get back to you with more information.

    Many thanks,
    Stephanie Tanner
    IDF - Communications Assistant

  5. Hi Hannah oh yes I left a job that when I gave my 2 weeks notice to my then boss I cried ! I drove school bus for kids with special needs the only problem was that the health plan that they have didnt cover any of my diabetes stuff. Still to this day when I see a school bus I still have withdrawl fits !
    Im on Tudiabetes also, T1 for 31 years.


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