Today, when I clocked out, I officially became unemployed. No more contract extensions. I can turn off my alarms--yes, plural. Why? Because I want to get to work on time. I've set the two alarm settings on my alarm clock, and plus, I set the alarm on my watch. The stereo is set to play "Wake me up before you go go", and all the alarms go off within 10 minutes of each other. Now, I don't have to worry about getting up at all. I can actually sleep, turn over, look at the time, and then keep on sleeping. Or, I can have a drink or four, and not worry about having to drive to work later.
I was very humbled and genuinely surprised at the farewell party (and gifts) my coworkers had set up for me. Even the boss lady showed up for my farewell party...Of course, I was moved by my coworkers efforts at making my last day awesome. I've really enjoyed working with them and I wish them well, but I need a change, and I want something more.
I've just let the management know that I was checking out tomorrow, so later on, I'll be packing. I'm going to drive home to Corpus Christi tomorrow after brunch. Then return to Houston on Wednesday to hang out with a friend before flying out of Texas for a long vacation...to visit my brother. I'll keep you posted on what happens.
I'm not even thinking about looking for another job right now. I just want to enjoy having no responsibilities for a short while. Speaking of responsibilities, I've filed for an extension on my taxes. Every year, I wait til the last minute to file my taxes. Tomorrow is April 15, the last day to file taxes or the Federal Government will turn pimp on you and beat you down while screaming, "Bitch! Where's my money!" Now, I've got another 6 months to file my taxes. Unfortunately, the longer I wait to file, the longer it's going to take for me to get that gov't rebate check.
It feels weird but good to know that I've got some free time. Now, just some clean up and loose ends to tie up before I let loose and enjoy the things I can do with these idle hands.