I'll be unemployed as of July 1st, I'm getting married and honeymooning in August, and then as of September 1st I'm starting a new job.
I LOVE my job. I'm a prosecutor (I can only say that for two more weeks
) and even through the long hours and sometimes horrible outcomes I still love it. It's what I dreamed of doing from when I was a kid, laying on the sofa watching Law & Order
with my Mom. Law school was the second best decision I ever made (my DF ranks as number one, at least until January).
My new job is with one of my favorite non-profits. It's completely miraculous the way the universe pretty much dropped it right into my lap when I was freaking out over the idea of not being able to work after I had the baby. I can't be an effective prosecutor and mother - not at the same time. It's pretty much impossible.
The new position will allow me to keep my foot in the door, I'll get to pick and choose my cases, and work from home quite a bit. While I will have to travel occasionally - sometimes for indeterminate amounts of time (trials are the ultimate unknown) - I'll still be able to actually be there for my child in ways I know I wouldn't be able to where I am now.
I have no tricks as after one day back at work I had to go out on medical leave so I just decided to take my vacation time now and ride out the rest of my notice on it.
On the plus side, after reading this I now know that when September rolls around I need to stock up on Lara bars and mixed nuts.