I've written several posts over the last 2 weeks, but they never made it to the posting stage. When I re-read them, they felt like I was just going through the motions. The posts weren't all there, they were fragments of many thoughts running through my head at any given moment.
Since my last post, I heard back about the job I was offered back in September. The paperwork finally went through. I'll be starting on January 3.
This is great news, although I find myself feeling a little nervous about it all.
I've been working at home for the last 6 years now, until the layoff in May. I was interacting with my teammates and colleagues only via telephone or chat. Working in shorts, or sometimes even my pajamas. Being here when the kids got on the bus, and when they got home.
I was lucky to have that opportunity. I know that, and I tried to appreciate it every day.
Now, I'll start work an hour before Abby goes to school (so she'll attend a before-school program), and get home about 30 minutes after her sisters meet her at the bus stop.
Abby is OK with this. She's excited to see some of her classmates before school, and she doesn't seem nervous at all. She's a brave, independent kid who goes with the flow.
Me, well, I'm another story.
I know she'll be fine. Totally fine. And I will be, too. But, being the worrier that I am, I think about it.
However, I was reminded by an old friend that I should spend more time being thankful and less time sweating about the small stuff.
He's right. And I am tremendously thankful. This is a great opportunity, it's a good-paying job, and it seems like it will be a good fit for my entire family (flexible, good work/life balance, etc.)
That's exactly what I prayed for. So it isn't a work-from-home job. I guess God thinks I don't need to work at home right now. And if that's what He thinks, then that's how it needs to be.
Maybe working in an office is exactly what I need - to get my creative juices flowing again, to get me out of the house more and interacting with other people besides the kids, to change Tiffany up a little bit.
I'm a little nervous, but I'm ready.
Here's to a new beginning - and the hopes that this new job will start 2011 off with a BANG!
Happy Wednesday, everyone!
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