Tuesday, October 14, 2008

So Long, Library "Anne"

For reasons far too boring to name, I have decided to leave my job at the library and stay at home with Persephone. My last day will be the 24th of this month. I wish the situation had worked out, because I've really enjoyed my job. It was a difficult choice to make, but I'm grateful that Gabe's job situation makes this option possible for our family. Here are a few things I'll miss about being Library "Anne."

1. Being able to peruse an endless selection of titles as I check-in books.
2. Having literary conversations with random strangers throughout the day.
3. Having "back stage" access to the awesome downtown library.
4. No library fines.
5. My fun and quirky co-workers.
6. Rainy and snowy days spent in a library.
7. Doing the children's story time and book baby programs.
8. My fun responsibility of picking art work for display in the library's gallery.
9. Staff Development Day
10. Being proud to work for such an awesome organization.


Himni said...

It's hard for you to give up that part of your identity, I'm sure. H has had the same thing when she couldn't play in an ensemble for years. But you'll get though it and things will come out okay in the end. You are a lot more than your job or career.

Missy said...

Oh Wendee, once a librarian, always a librarian! It was hard to quit my job too. It was such a huge part of my identity! But, it will be nice to stay home with your cute baby.

Autumn said...

I remember when I quit my job when Saylor was four months old. It was hard but I can honestly say I have no regrets now. It is always so hard to make a choice between two good things in your life.