I’ve officially worked 2 weeks of my 4 week notice period. It has been an interesting couple of weeks. I continually get the “well who’s going to do _____after you leave?” I reassure everyone that it will be fine and the partners will find someone able to do the job. Two current employees applied for my position. They were interviewed for the job today. I hope the partners do not decide to move them into this spot. Neither would be successful at it and I don’t like setting people up for failure.
I started my exercise regimen on Sunday and actually did all 6 days of my long and slow walking or biking this week for an hour each day. Big win for me. Next week I plan to add weights for some resistance training on Tuesday and Thursday for 30 minutes and do cardio the other 30 minutes. I will continue the 1 hour a day of long/slow cardio the other 4 days.
I met with a forensic/investigative accountant, DW, for lunch on Thursday. He had great insight into the field of forensic/investigative accounting. It was a very productive lunch. He recommended that I become a member of the ACFE organizations both locally and nationally. When I got back to the office, I joined both organizations as a student member. Dirt cheap to join and there is a lot of information on the website that will help me as I progress toward taking my CFE exam.
Everything is falling into place. I couldn’t be happier that I made this decision. I just know it is the right thing for me. I have a quote that hangs at my desk it reads:
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man [or in this case woman] who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood…who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if [she] fails, at least fails while daring greatly…” Theodore Roosevelt.
I am daring greatly. I know I am taking a risk to give up my job and career. I am doing it with my eyes wide open and looking with excitement and joy towards a future that will bring new challenges and new things to be learned.