Friday, April 1, 2011
As some of you may have noticed, it seems as though I've dropped off the end of the earth. I've been occupied with life-changing events.
City Girl got accepted to Roanoke College, and will be starting there in 5 months. She will have a brand new beginning in a beautiful town at a wonderful school just down the road from her grandparents.
She turns 18 in June. Unbelievable.
I decided 2011 was a good year to start anew as well. I chose to leave my company after 24 years. I gave my two weeks notice yesterday.
Sometimes things just really get stale.
Actually I was really stale.
Despite the crippled economy, I've been fortunate enough to find a different job with better pay and will be starting in two weeks. It is a small company with less than 25 employees. 24 years ago I was employee 129 at a small company that, over the years, got acquired a few times until I was one of 65,000 employees. I want to go back. Smaller companies are more risky, but can be so much more rewarding to work for when people see and acknowledge the work you do.
Alongside all of this, I also chose to try a new therapy for my knees called prolotherapy, which appears to be helping quite a bit. I have moved from a crutch to a cane and don't look quite so ridiculous any more.
With all of this change, I just haven't been able to concentrate on blogging. It seemed like all I wanted to write about were things that couldn't be made public. Hopefully, I won't be so preoccupied and will be able to concentrate on Tree Ring a little bit more.
In my next blog I hope to show you the progress Retro Man and I have made on our trail. The path around the back 10 is complete, and now we are focusing on widening it.
Posted by Nicolezmomma at 8:08 AM