Changes, and taking chances
So in 55 days I will leave the job that I have worked for a total of 12.5 years; I took almost one year off from 2006-2007, after the death of my beloved mother.
It’s scary, exciting, and well, just plain old terrifying at times.
Embracing change has always been hard for me, because I’ve tended to obsess about what might happen if I take a new path.
I’ve not been happy in my job for some time, and I’m not interested in playing the blame game. The job is what it is, and the job will get done when I’m not there.
It’s just time for me to pack up my toys and move on.
So what’s in the future for me?
I’m calling it semi-retirement, because I plan to go into private practice with at least one colleague. I’m going to take the summer off to prepare for a move back to the Bellevue/Redmond area, take a few small trips around this beautiful part of the country, spend some time at the beach, etc.
I need to take some time for myself, to just be, and not have to remind myself to breathe deeply and express my gratitude for all of the blessings in my life.
I got a text from my friend Liz this morning; she was at my side last night when I received some bad news about a family member. Liz texted me to see how I was doing, and to let me know that she is there if I need to talk. Liz and her partner Stevan have become such good friends of mine, and I am so grateful to have them in my life. I’m glad I told Liz how much she means to me, and was so happy to hear that she loves me also.
As I have gotten older, I have realized that having loving people around me is necessary to living well. I do not want to end my life being closed off from others; I want my life filled with love, laughter, and purpose.
So here I am, 55 days until I switch paths again, into the exciting and terrifying unknown.
And I’m going to share my journey on this blog: The good, the bad, and the ugly (joke).
I hope you take some time to read about my new journey.