I did it.
My company offered up a voluntary separation package today, to cut workforce numbers and I applied for it. I am leaving the corporate jungle to follow my passions. The VSP will provide me with 6 months of pay and benefits, so I have a small safety net, but I can’t say I’m not scared to death. On the other hand I’ve never felt more exhilarated. This is my chance and I’m taking it.
As I’ve mentioned before nothing makes me happier than being in the kitchen and serving people. I’ve been in the role of “mom” since I was 8 and it’s a role I quite enjoy. So after a few years of dreaming and a few months of planning I am moving from Project Manager II to “Personal Chef”.
I’m taking classes to get certified and will be registered with the USPCA
If my VSP is approved (and it should be) I will be leaving my job in early March.
Wish me luck on my new adventure!