Jiminy Crickets life is cra-zy. And yes, pretty sure that is the first time I have ever used Jiminy Crickets in a sentence.
Yesterday was my last day on the job I had for 10 years and 5 months. It was a bitter-sweet last day with a staff lunch and everyone went around and said a favorite memory they have with me… that was fun and it was perfect just to keep the lunch light enough so I was not a swarm of tears the whole time. 🙂 As you can probably imagine… more than a few of the favorite memories had to do with office pranks, and chasing birds; but there were also ones having to do with the way I had a smile for everyone, and no matter what was going on in my life I didn’t let it get me down, willing to give anything a go no matter how crazy it seemed, integrity, and having a heart for the hurting….being able to see things in people that sometimes others can not see. That is my take away… fond memories and it was awesome to hear what they see in me.
It is weird to be on the other side of that now. It’s crazy to think come Monday morning I will not be heading across town into work, but instead working on setting up a routine and discipline of heading down stairs into my home office. It is a wildly exciting and at the same time a little frightening too.
I am doing this…. after years of talking about it…. I am doing it.
And here is the cool things about all that. I have had offers come in to write for magazines. I am working with a newspaper in the cities as well. Just this morning I received an amazing email from a fellow reviewer and author who is working on two pretty cool things that she invited me to partake in that could lead to bigger things. And if I can have my book ready to submit again by August 12th I can take part in a pool of books that are being selected for publication and marketing. Holy smokes!!!! I have to get moving! Things that I normally would have to politely decline but now instead can consider and even say yes to. A couple of my friends have come forward this week and offered me flexible positions in their businesses if I need any supplemental income during this transition because they too want me to be able to write and follow my passion.
here I am.
This morning I am working on setting up the office and a few things around the house. I am planning to take off for the cabin this afternoon – hopefully.
What’s on your agenda for this weekend?