It’s the end of an era…
Today is my last day working as the secretary at the clinic. It’s bittersweet for me and my emotions are all mixed up.
First, I loved, loved, loved working for the Husband. Over the last two years, we got to spend an extra 25 – 40 hours a week together… or at least in the same building (depending on whether my mother-in-law was picking up shifts; my father-in-law is the other practitioner). I also really enjoyed being by his side as his built up his practice and working on marketing strategies together. And administrative duties really appealed to me. I like doing office tasks like filing and organizing, and I’m good at answering calls and organizing the Husband’s and my father-in-law’s schedules. Plus, I could write and do my own work in my downtime. It really was a win-win-win.
But, like all great things, it must come to an end. I’m 33 days away from my due date! It’s time for me to step away and for my sister-in-law to step up – we hired her as the new secretary (we’re an entirely family-run business). We’ve been splitting the schedule for a few weeks as she learns the ropes, but today is my last official day. I’m sad but I’m happy. It means the new chapter is almost upon us.
Had to get Thai takeout one last time. I can’t remember what I ordered, but it was good.
Would you ever want to work with your spouse? Your family? Your spouse’s family?! Who do you think would make a better boss – you or your partner? We always joked that the Husband gets to be the boss at work, and I get to be the boss the rest of the time.