Monica: Wow! I had no idea you had this much pride.
Chandler: That’s right! I do! And I’m your man. And I’m going to get us through this situation even if it means you working twice as hard. –Friends
I mentioned a few months ago that Match got a new job. We both thought this would be a big break towards a good career, but as soon as he started he realized it wasn’t for him. His boss was horribly disorganized, had shady business practices, and He started coming home stressed out and upset every night, and would snap at me and just wasn’t himself. So after giving the job two months, and after consulting with me, we agreed that he would be better off focusing on his internship at the firehouse, and starting our cleaning company up again.
Friday was his first day of self employment/housewife duty, and I came home to a clean house, bathed dog (neither of which I asked for!) and these:
He said the flowers were a thank you for believing in him, and for supporting his decision to quit his job. He said he was sorry for how stressed out he got while working there, and he knew how much it affected me. He said he appreciated that I stood by him and knew that even though he was quitting, he would find a way to contribute and make ends meet.Â Wasn’t that sweet?
I will admit, it was a scary idea, having Match quit, after we’d signed a year lease at our new place, and after we had discussed me going back to school in the next year. But at the same time, we don’t have a lot of expenses right now, we’re both really good about budgeting, and we don’t have children. What better time to explorer our options than now, while we have the freedom to do so?
Match will also be taking more weekday fire shifts, which will free up his weekends and allow him to actually rest, instead of working 7 days a week like before. He’s already had two cleaning jobs, and as he said, “That’s a car payment right there!” He’s also registering for classes in the spring semester that will help him in his fire career quest.
We had joked around about doing some cross country moving and just running away together, but we know this whole career crisis thing is completely normal for 20 somethings. I’m also relieved to know that Match is working towards a goal, not just sitting around the house all day. Having a happy, stress free boyfriend is worth cutting back on dining out, don’t you think? I also love that he came to me, instead of making the decision alone. We talked it out as a team, and that meant so much to me.
As for me and my career crisis, I feel better just knowing I’ve applied to graduate school, and I’ve made the first step. I’m also appreciating the fact that work is slow, because I have more time for my blogging. Getting paid to sit and blog isn’t exactly all bad now is it? 🙂