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Life is a series of adventures. At each phase in life we are forced to venture into the unknown. First day of school, first day of high school, first kiss, first relationship, first time we leave home, a marriage, parenthood, a new job, these are all adventures waiting to happen. We can enter each phase with fear, trepidation, and worry, or we can jump in with both feet and enjoy the adventure.
We encounter stages of life with a range of emotions: happiness, worry, positivity, excitement, hesitation, wonder, or fear. However, we have choices. We can choose to round each turn with hope and anticipation, or we can make the choice to drag our feet, afraid to peek around that next corner.
I am about to round one of those bends. I figure if I survived turning 40, I can survive a new job. This isn't just any new job, this is a full-time job. You see, I was a stay-at-home Mom for many years, then I picked up a part-time job just a couple of days per week. After 2 years with that employer I switched to a 20-hour per week job with the fringe benefit of having my office in my home, and that is where I have been for the past 9 years. In my home. In my home office. Working from home. Part time.
Now is the time that my seasons are changing. My babies aren't babies any longer, I have reached the half-way mark, and my next adventure is about to begin. I realize that I am fortunate that at the age of 40 I have never been forced to work full-time. I know I am extremely lucky to have had so many years home with my kids, but now is the time. Now is my time. Of course I feel the range of emotions. I feel the happiness, worry, positivity, excitement, hesitation, wonder and fear. More than anything? I feel ready. Ready to turn that bend and grab ahold of what is just ahead. I am taking the plunge with both feet and I can't wait to see where it leads me!
I am linking this post to Tuesdays Unwrapped at Chatting at the Sky.