Wednesday, May 23, 2007


It is the beginning of so many things.

1. the beginning of the end of work (I resigned today).
2. the beginning of a new lifestyle (summer sabbatical & then back to school).
3. the beginning of my blog.

resignation ---

I resigned from my job TODAY. I've had the resignation letter in draft form for at least a month and have been tweaking it daily. It's been a good five years, but I'm so ready to move on. I've had some good experiences, learned so much (especially from my first boss, Pat), met some amazing people across the country, and traveled a lot. On the flip side, I've also had some not so good experiences. It has been a rollercoaster ride. During the past year (maybe two), it has been so hard to get out of bed in the morning and come to work, but I'm so glad I stuck it out. I'm so excited about what the future holds...

new lifestyle ---

My last day of work will be June 28th. I'll be taking two months off before going back to school. During those two months, I'm going to frequent the community pool, read some books, finish some crafts I've started (namely a baby blanket for a friend's new baby and a hat for David), and hang out with friends. I'm also going to travel (Atlanta, Pittsburgh, and Taiwan). My time off will end in August when I begin my PhD program at the University of Maryland. I'm a little anxious about being a student again, but more on that in the coming months...

my blog ---

I'm so excited to actually have a blog. I love visiting the blogs of my college roommates, Jill and Sarah. They have been entertaining me for the past year. It has brought me much joy to share in both their day-to-day activities and major life events. I'm looking forwarding to documenting my life and my thoughts here; I also anticipate hours upon hours of self-entertainment. I intend to keep you up-to-date on the day-to-day happenings of my life through my QUICK UPDATES (in the upper right-hand corner of your web page). For the time being, I'll be keeping you abreast of my marathon training (I've entered the lottery to get a spot in the NYC marathon in November), what David and I are doing on our date night, the meal on our dinner table, the book I'm reading, and what I'm watching on TV. Enjoy...


Anonymous said...

Yea Beck! I look forward to your future posts. Mrs. S

Sarah said...

Becky, SO glad you've started your own blog!! It's awesome! Blogging is fun and a great way to keep in touch. I can't believe you're training for ANOTHER marathon! I'm so impressed. Can't wait to read about your fun summer!

Becca Gellner said...


I love it! I am so glad I will be able to keep up with what is going on in your life. When you are in the Burgh this summer, make sure you let me know, I will come down!


Jill said...


Welcome to the bloggy blog world. I look forward to many hours of entertainment, procrastination, and good reading.

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