I gave my notice on Friday and I'm supposed to start on Feb. 2. Theoretically I will have a few days off between jobs, a luxury I'll believe when it actually happens, just like I'll believe I really got this job when I see my first paycheck. I don't know why I'm having a hard time processing this.
I turned 50 earlier this year and then a few months ago experienced my first power surges. Now, to get a promotion that has "permanent" next to the status designation makes me realize that I'm in the middle of what I'd definitely call a life transition. Crone-in-training. I'm so ready.
But I haven't been blogging quite as much because I find myself doing a lot of internal processing. Today I literally slept all day. I feel like I'm recharging. I feel a deep sense of peace amid the chaos. And gratitude for every little thing -- I did before, but now even more.
I have some decisions to make. My current workplace would like me to continue on with some things, under some sort of contract. I am taking one online grad class this spring, and after that I think I have 4 more classes to take for my Master's. There's both of my Etsy shops -- supplies and handmade jewelry, and I've been asked to teach locally too this spring. (I really should blog about that...) I need to pare down and simplify. Any ideas? Suggestions? Recommendations?
Oh, and I also need to know how one decorates a cubicle. Oy. I'm leaving the beautiful bosque and views of the mountains, for a pink cubicle. It seems to be roomy enough but I could hardly keep from giggling when they gave me a tour after my interview. Everybody looked like human animals in cages, all bug-eyed and performing little tricks for us when we walked by. I was thinking a Tibetan Buddhism shrine theme might be nice. Maybe on my days off I'll surf Archie McPhee for cubicle geegaws!