He did it.  Jimmy quit his job, without having a job to go to.  I couldn’t be prouder.  It takes a lot of guts to go against the “norm”..also the CEO at his company offered $2000 to anyone that wanted to quit yesterday so he took him up on it! He said only 3 people from his office took the offer but 22 people from another office quit yesterday.  He leaves for Nashville tomorrow and a friend there is setting him up with all kinds of contacts and interviews.  It’s crazy.  Only Jimmy.  We will see where he lands but he took the risk and so far, day 1 of unemployment, and he’s got prospects out the wazoo.

My Zachary doesn’t follow the norm either.  Zachary, the one who works 10 days a month has more money than any of us.  I’m very proud of both my boys.  I like to think they got that pioneer spirit from me (and I got from my mother.)  In some respects I have followed norms (i.e. working at an office job) but in my personal life not so much.

I was one of the first (that I know of) to have week on/off custody.  In hindsight maybe not so good but at the time, following Sally’s lead, it seemed like a nice fair agreement.  Also, although not married to Jimmy’s dad we had a great relationship for Jimmy.  I think I was one of the first to have a “baby-daddy”  Quite the pioneer I am, so ahead of my time.  And I remember saying I wanted to be the first single-stay at home mom I knew, and with working at home (and not having money) I actually accomplished that for quite a few years. The pioneer spirit hasn’t gotten me very far financially but I believe it has helped shaped my children into following their hearts.

I followed my heart down here.  I don’t believe that our hearts ever steer us wrong. Although hearts may steer us places we still have to take the next steps. That’s where it gets tricky.

But as for today for Jimmy, it’s go Jimmy go!  I know he’ll do well wherever he lands.  He’s just that kinda kid.

That’s all for today, gotta go play cards with my new old lady.  She mentioned a game I’ve never heard of but I’m a quick learner.  It should be fun.  Wonder if I should take some pennies (j.k.) probably not a good thing to take the patients money. 🙂

Until manana,


2 Thoughts on “That Jimmy…

  1. Debbie Monahan on June 25, 2015 at 8:26 am said:

    That is awesome for Jimmy! It takes a lot to leave that comfort zone. I wish him the best of luck on his new exciting journey. Would love to visit Nashville someday….maybe now I will have someone living there that I know!

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