Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
I remember almost twelve years ago when I quit my full time job to stay home and do infertility treatments I really had a hard time adjusting. I quit on July 10th, and all the way through the following January I struggled with what to do with all this time I had on my hands.
Of course, it didn't help that just after I quit we moved to a community where I knew nobody by my in-laws, and even they were traveling about half the time. And my husband had a ninety minute commute each way, so was gone before I got up in the morning, and back after dark! It was the first time I'd been without a job since I was about 15 years old.
It was a struggle to fill my days and find something that made me feel like I was valuable. I wasn't depressed, but I did have to learn to relax. It was a gift my husband gave me.
Of course, I had left a job as a litigation attorney where days were full and things moved at a quick pace. I had felt important and successful. So daily walks in local parks, reading magazines, and waiting for my husband to get home was really a big change.
But eventually I adjusted. During that time I focused more on my photography than ever before. I took my first quilting class, which really is part of what lead to me becoming a scrapbooker (that's another story). I started lunching with some of the older women in my life from time to time and learned to sit at their feet and absorb their wisdom. It was good for me!
Now, the reverse transition is proving to be a bit easier - at least if the first day is any indication.
I was really engaged in what I was doing today. The time went by nicely, and at the end of the day I felt like I had accomplished something. Okay, well go back to the post about this year's word: PROGRESS, because that is what I accomplished. Nothing is complete yet, but I made progress. Just some baby steps in many ways, but emotionally, it was huge!
I did a whole day at work. I was a self-starter! I learned a few new skills (like using the wireless printing system they've got going there at the school). And I was with people I really enjoyed.
What a gift from God this new job is!
Sunday, January 3, 2010
It is simple really.
Tomorrow is the big day of starting the new job. I'm nervous and excited and already tired just thinking of life back at work full time.
My house is not as clean as I would like it to be for tomorrow.
I didn't get the billing finished because the printer ran out of ink, and I don't keep $90 cartridges right on hand.
I didn't get every last thread of laundry washed and folded as I hoped. But that never lasts long anyways
I didn't make a weeks worth of menu plans so that meals would be no brainers this week.
Oh well. I'm going to start this new adventure anyway.
Pray for me, okay?!