Yesterday, I resigned from my job. My last day will be August 13th (possibly earlier, but I wanted to give myself a monetary cushion just in case). I've been holding off talking to my boss about this because I was scared she'd freak out, but she took it well and thanked me for giving them ample time to find and train a replacement.
I thought I'd feel terrible about resigning from a company where I've worked 10 years, but I only felt a sense of closure. It's sad but good. That made me feel a little like I'm moving in the right direction.
Today, as I clicked "submit" on my statement of purpose to UChi, "Chicago" by Django Reinhardt came on iTunes. I refuse to allow myself to be (very) superstitious but... maybe?