The Big News

by Melanie Edwards on October 23, 2009 · 38 comments

in Work

I just quit my job.

Seriously. I just handed in my resignation letter.

It feels good. And a tiny bit scary. But, I think that’s normal. It’s a big change for me. I’ve never quit a job without first having another.

So, here I am. Well not quite yet.

I still have some time at work before I am officially done.

But, soon. Soon, I’ll be done with my outside the home job.

I may be broke and eating Ramen noodles soon, but at least I’ll be working towards something. And, like my husband said last night, “There’s no one I’d rather be broke with.”

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1 pat.navymom October 23, 2009 at 10:18 am

Good luck. You’ll be fine and you’ll do great.

2 Melanie (Modern Mami) October 25, 2009 at 7:39 am

@pat.navymom, Thanks so much. I think so too.

3 Jenna Papakalos October 23, 2009 at 10:19 am

Good for you! Welcome to this side of the fence. It is scary. The support network helps.

4 Melanie (Modern Mami) October 25, 2009 at 7:40 am

@Jenna Papakalos, Yes, I believe it will. Thanks for being a part of my support network. 😉

5 Bunmi October 23, 2009 at 10:32 am

High five!!

I’m still hoping you want to partner with me 😉

6 Melanie (Modern Mami) October 25, 2009 at 7:40 am

@Bunmi, YES! I’ve been meaning to email you. Now that I’ll have more time and focus, I definitely want to get in touch with you.

7 Allison October 23, 2009 at 10:37 am

What a great way to end your week! I hope you celebrate tonight.

8 Melanie (Modern Mami) October 25, 2009 at 7:42 am

@Allison, I guess we kind of celebrated…in our own family way. Went and saw Where the Wild Things Are with baby girl. That’s celebrating, right?

9 Yoly October 23, 2009 at 11:28 am

Wow. Good for you. I know it’s scary at first but no doubt you’ll be ok. You can always use cupons and have a better dinner than Ramen Noodles, LOL 😉 On a serious note, wishing you success in your next stage in life.

10 Melanie (Modern Mami) October 25, 2009 at 7:42 am

@Yoly, Gracias! I think I’ll definitely be using more coupons, so I might be coming your way for help. LOL

11 Jayson October 23, 2009 at 11:36 am

Yes high five to you…

Your husband is a good guy, it feels good when someone has your back. Congratulations and I pray success in your endeavors have fun with it.

12 Melanie (Modern Mami) October 25, 2009 at 7:44 am

@Jayson, Thanks so much. Yes, he *is* a pretty good guy. Good luck to you too with the move! Are you still looking?

13 corrin October 23, 2009 at 12:01 pm

Good for you! I’m prepping to do the same in the next 6 months.

14 Melanie (Modern Mami) October 25, 2009 at 7:44 am

@corrin, Oh! Well congrats to you too!

15 mom2nji October 23, 2009 at 12:14 pm

Yay! Congrats.

16 Melanie (Modern Mami) October 25, 2009 at 7:44 am

@mom2nji, Thanks! 🙂

17 Elsa October 23, 2009 at 12:22 pm

te admiro! deseandote lo mejor siempre … pa’lante boricua!

18 Melanie (Modern Mami) October 25, 2009 at 7:45 am

@Elsa, Millon de gracias!

19 Quiskaeya October 23, 2009 at 1:15 pm

it’s leaps of faith such as you made that take women from being just moms to be extraordinary mompreneurs! follow that intuition.

20 Melanie (Modern Mami) October 25, 2009 at 8:00 am

@Quiskaeya, You know? I never saw it as a leap of faith, but I suppose you’re right. I do hope it ends up being fruitful. Thanks so much.

21 PJ Mullen October 23, 2009 at 2:03 pm

Wow! Good for you, it is scary and liberating all at the same time. When I quit my job the only thing I had lined up was a few months of renovations to our home. Then little man came and that changed everything. All the best to you in your endeavors.

22 Melanie (Modern Mami) October 25, 2009 at 8:01 am

@PJ Mullen, You’re right. It is a bit liberating. Thanks.

23 Jennifer October 23, 2009 at 8:27 pm

Eek. Good luck! You’re very brave — but I know you’ll do great. Plus, now you have this carefree weekend right?

24 Melanie (Modern Mami) October 25, 2009 at 8:02 am

@Jennifer, haha! Right. Thanks!

25 Rosalinda Vargas October 23, 2009 at 8:50 pm

Congratulations! I did the same thing when my little ones were in 2nd and 3rd grade. For extra income, I worked around my family schedule and sold Discovery Toys in the home party method. You will find a way. Join my team in Orlando on Jan 2010 when the PowerTeam meets for training.

26 Melanie (Modern Mami) October 25, 2009 at 8:03 am

@Rosalinda Vargas, I’m glad that Discovery Toys has worked for you. You’re right…I will find a way. Thanks!

27 Laura October 24, 2009 at 7:53 am

Good for you!!!

28 Melanie (Modern Mami) October 25, 2009 at 8:03 am

@Laura, Thanks!

29 Nemedia October 30, 2009 at 10:47 pm

Wow – you made the big plunge! Congratulations! This should be an exciting time for you. Keep focused and don’t lose faith in yourself.

30 Melanie (Modern Mami) November 1, 2009 at 10:36 am

@Nemedia, I sure did! Thanks so much.

31 Miss Britt October 31, 2009 at 3:43 pm


I realize I am MORE than a week behind here – but – again, WOAH!

I want to hear all about your plans!

32 Melanie (Modern Mami) November 1, 2009 at 10:38 am

@Miss Britt, I know…it’s a pretty big change.

33 Mary@Everyday Baby Steps October 31, 2009 at 4:31 pm

Amazing. You are so fortunate to have the support of your hubby. That rocks! I’m proud of you.

34 Melanie (Modern Mami) November 1, 2009 at 10:39 am

@Mary@Everyday Baby Steps, Thanks Mary. I do have a good guy.

35 Susan Payton November 4, 2009 at 9:29 am

YAY! This is huge! I am so so so happy for you. I know you’ve wanted this for a long time. Will you be consulting like we talked about or has that changed a little? I can’t wait to hear how much you love it. How long do you have left at work?

So proud of you, chica.

36 Melanie (Modern Mami) November 9, 2009 at 11:39 am

@Susan Payton, Yes. I have. I *will* be consulting and freelancing. Friday was my last day and so far I’m enjoying my 1st day at home! Thanks for your support.

37 oh amanda November 5, 2009 at 3:14 pm

So will you be doing bloggy stuff fulltime? Whatever you do it will be fabu!

38 Melanie (Modern Mami) November 9, 2009 at 11:40 am

@oh amanda, Yes, I will. Freelancing, blogging, social media consulting, etc. Spread the word! LOL

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