I've been avoiding writing about this until it's a done-deal...I'm moving on to another company, still in NYC, doing mostly the same thing.
It's been a trying time. Work has been insanely busy, and at the same time I was being courted by my new company. It was a difficult decision.
My previous employer decided to let me go earlier than my two-week notice, so I have a whole week to myself. (I start the new job a week from today.) I have plenty to do around the apartment, cleaning closets and catching up on filing, but it's nice to have a relaxed schedule and do whatever I want to. I do think that after a week I'll be ready to get back to work, though. It's really about balance. A little bit of stress (what some experts call eustress, or good stress) can be a good thing, but too much stress (distress) is overwhelming. I've gone from overwhelmed to nothing. So I'll enjoy the break and recuperation period, but I'm still searching for that elusive balance.