That's it. I've finished. I am no longer an employee of Amazon. I'm still employed by the Army of course, I still have a property company that is making no money while I wait for a house to sell, I still have two kids and a half-built extension that needs a lot of attention. But I have no formal full time job any more...unless you count writing?
So I quit for reasons detailed in previous posts and I have to mention that on my last shift, on Tuesday, if I was a normal human female I'd have been brought to tears. There was a little gathering during one of our breaks where I was given gifts and nice things were said. I was totally taken by surprise and would have cried - except I save crying for the really special occasions.
The top right picture above is the collection of gifts I got, which after just 4 months in the job I was bowled over by! And Top left is the prosecco I drank when I got home. I'm sad to leave because the team at Amazon really were a great bunch, but equally, I'm excited to embark on the next chapter of my life.
Now I have a jobs list longer than my arm...insulate stairwell to loft, replace cracked toilet pan, sand and re-varnish bathroom floor, fix cracked tiles in the kitchen, finish decorating downstairs loo...then there's the extension. You'd get bored if I listed everything I need to do, but as an outline, its currently a brick shell and I need to make it habitable...oh, and there's the rest of the house to modernise.
Job item 1: Shed loads of DIY.
Got lots more jobs besides though, here's a taster:
Job item 2: Tidy garden (its 1/2 an acre, this is a big job!)
Job item 3: Property business stuff; accounts, remedials, maintenance etc
Job item 4: Organise kids room.
Job item 5: Build tree house for child #1 and bed for child #2.
Think you're getting the picture here, I have lots of stuff to do.
BUT I QUIT MY JOB TO WRITE! Yes, I want to shout this, loudly! And I will find time around my never ending list just as I found time when I devoted over 44 hours of my week to Amazon. I'll write, I'll edit, and I'll step up my marketing campaign...more on this one later!
Charlotte Goodwin is the author of the Gallantrian Legacy series. A set of six books (and counting) set in a universe where magic is real, there's just not much of it on Earth.