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Holy shrimp on a stick, I don’t have a job anymore.

Yesterday was my last day in the office, then I worked from home today to tie up some loose ends, and I’m staying on freelance to work on some big projects, but as of about an hour ago, I’m technically jobless. Holy crap.

me champagne

My co-workers were amazing on my last day. They showered me with kind words, a beautiful gift and a ton of snacks. They even got me a giant bowl of Cheddar Bunnies! It was a really sweet way to say goodbye.

work snacks

Craig and I are celebrating with the aforepictured champagne plus pizza and cheesecake.  And, of course, I’m not the only one celebrating. Craig’s last day at his job was yesterday! He starts a new gig in a few weeks, but tonight, we celebrate and revel in our joint joblessness!


I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t pretty sad driving away from Bloomington yesterday. Our jobs were really our last ties to that wonderful, amazing town. We’ve both loved being Bloomingtonians, and we’re excited to see what it’ll be like to come back to B-town as visitors now instead of townies (because you know we’ll be back to go to basketball games and visit friends!). I definitely got a little misty as we drove away for the last time. When we moved, it was different because we knew we’d be coming back to Bloomington each week for work. But this, this feels very final.

road driving stock

As sad as I am to be leaving Bloomington, I feel so fortunate to have been given this opportunity to pursue my dream of being my own boss. Leaving a stable job is a huge leap of faith (read more about my plans for my newfound “free” time here), but I’m feeling good about my chances of making it in this big ocean of opportunity I just tossed myself into. Sink or swim, right?

It’s amazing the doors that have opened since I announced I was quitting. I now have enough work to carry us through comfortably for a few months. Work that wasn’t even on the horizon a few weeks ago. Not to get all new-agey-touchy-feely on you guys, but I truly believe that I opened myself up to the universe and all it had to offer, and the universe rewarded me for my trust and hard work. It’s absolutely incredible how things just work out sometimes, isn’t it? Thank you all so, so much for your support. You are just…the best group of people in the entire world.

babyface me champagne

Anyway. Enough of this mushy-gushy stuff. I’ve gotta go pack a suitcase! We’re up early tomorrow morning to jet off to Canada to visit with Craig’s family.

Holy crap. I’m a jet-setting, jobless person!

Cassie is the founder and CEO of Wholefully. She's a home cook and wellness junkie with a love of all things healthy living. She lives on a small hobby farm in Southern Indiana with her husband, daughter, two dogs, two cats, and 15 chickens.

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14 Responses
  1. Ashley G.

    Congrats on officially being done! Your comment about the universe opening up to you with possibilities reminds me of the book “The Alchemist” by Paul Coelho–if you haven’t read it, you must! It’s really spiritual and calming, especially during times when you’re taking risks. I highly recommend it!

  2. Pamela

    Cassie, I just have to tell you that I read your blog every day and I love it! You inspire me to want to live a healthier life! I admire you for following your dreams and taking the scary leap to quit your job; something I hope I can do one day. Keep on doing what you’re doing, you will go far 🙂

  3. So happy for you! In September, I decided not to return to school for my final year of my bachelor’s degree, a decision my husband and I had been wrestling with over the entire summer. It was a huge leap of faith, and ultimately we decided to trust what I felt God was strongly calling me to. Since that time, He has opened door after door and simply poured opportunity into my life ~ it’s been incredible!

  4. lo the phoenix

    Congratulations! You guys are so cute!
    You are taking. Step I hope to be ready forsoon! I cannot wait to see what you do next!

  5. Shauna

    Yay, Canada! Too bad you’ll be nowhere near me! Have fun!

    And congrats on making such a scary change. It takes guts to follow your heart sometimes.

  6. Amanda


    I’m so happy for you! You deserve all the amazing things that is coming your way. Very excited to see what the future holds for you!

    Btw, Cheddar Bunnies are awesome and have fun in Canada. It’s super cold up here right now!

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