On Friday night at 10 pm, my boss sent me a bunch of work to do over the weekend and I thought that was the opportune moment to let her know that I was quitting my job. I sent her an email and stated that I could not work under unpredictable and chaotic circumstances and she answered me back and said that she could understand my position completely. She also said that she would give me a good reference for my contact person at Social Services.
I feel a bit better now, except that I still have to let that contact person know that I quit, and the reasons why, and I have no idea how he is going to react to that. The fact is that I can refer him to both my psychiatrist and my former boss and that they can provide him with the relevant information. I am fairly fed up with this whole affair and wish to close this unfortunate chapter in my life. Of course it has been a learning experience, but I want to move on from it as quickly as possible. I do not want to dwell in the negative too long.
I have designated this as "recuperation weekend" and I am doing only pleasant things and am especially paying close attention to the animals who I feel I have neglected these last couple of days. Whenever I think of it, and wherever I am, I give them many hugs and cuddles. I need the bonding myself too.
Another thing I have done, is take another look at the possibility of moving up North. I am short of money right now, but I can make it a longer term project, of course. I do not necessarily have to move within the next few months.
So, instead of just concentrating on one 55+ apartment building, I have started looking at other apartments in other locations in town as well. These have longer waiting lists, but that may not be such a bad thing because it will allow me the time to save up some money.
I have found some real nice apartments that I would move into right away if I had the chance. There is one in particular that is really a condominium, and I have fallen in love with the floor plan. I am on a total of five waiting lists now and I will see what develops. Depending on my financial situation, I will accept or reject what is offered me.
I will again, and even more so, have to live frugally. It is all for a good cause. At least I will know why I am doing it and the end result will be worth it.