Everything changed last week…I mean everything…and I will be blogging about this change more than once this week.  On January 23, my friend Catherine Robinson wrote these words on her blog (CASHMERE LOVER)…
“Don’t you just love it when plans start to come together…plans that have been years in the making, of course, long hours, hard work, the inevitable emotional roller coaster…but you can finally see that little glimmer of where you want to be…just waiting for you.  Never give up,maybe tweak things here and there but believe in yourself and remember to enjoy yourself along the way…hard work is always rewarded…just sometimes…it takes a little longer than we had hoped for…or maybe it waits until we’re ready…until we’re honest with ourselves…until we love what we do and then we see our perspective on life change.”

Her words really struck me, so I taped them inside of my new yearly planner…not really sure what they meant in my own life.  I always planned to teach journalism until another job or opportunity opened and I knew in my heart I was to follow it.  For most of this year, I thought I would teach at least one more season.

But, suddenly I left teaching last week.  I will write more specifics later.  The big change at this moment is that after sixteen years, I must find new employment and seek another way to generate income.

And I hope to share the entire journey with you here.  Maybe someone else needs to know…we can begin again!

I am not a teacher by profession…I am a writer, a communicator, a publicist, an editor, a marketer, and a businesswoman.  So, why not be looking for a job now?  I have drawn the curtains on one career…

But, I seem to remember another way to look at curtains….

Wasn’t it Vivian Leigh in Gone With the Wind who fashioned curtains into a fabulous gown in order to find a man??  Oh, yes, and Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music took her bedroom curtains and fashioned them into children’s play clothes in order to capture the hearts of the Von Trapp children!

Curtains may have closed on one ACT of my life…but I fully intend to make something new and enjoy each and every moment going forward.  I am tired and riding the emotional roller coaster, but really at the core, I am excited to see what is out there.  As Catherine said, hard work is always rewarded and I have worked hard for many years.  Let’s see where it takes me!

I recently purchased THIS WAVY JACKET FROM CHICO’S on sale.  Remember Passport membership gives you extra savings and free shipping.  I really like the seams and pockets in this jacket and know I will wear it often! It will work across any season! There are still sales happening right now with great savings.  You might be amazed at some of the prices you find.

Have a fabulous week, everyone.  Keep smiling….I know I will!

Time for….
This week hosted by Barbara Hannah Gufferman of FASHION FLASH AT THE BEST OF EVERYTHING AFTER 50


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