A few weeks ago, I was laid off from my job. Initially, I was very confused and sad. I liked my job, and I particularly liked the people I worked with. It was a curve ball that I wasn’t ready for (are people ever ready for curve balls?) As the time goes by, however, I have come to terms with it. I am even beginning to look towards the future. I am applying for jobs and looking for something new. I fully realize that while I did enjoy my job of 6 years, even better things could be around the corner. I just wish I knew what those things were… but that isn’t how it works! The process is teaching me a lot. Relinquishing control, patience, fortitude, and the support of family and friends has been particularly meaningful.
I guess you could say I am in an exploratory phase. I went to graduate school and studied a very particular thing: library science and archival studies. I could stick with these and be happy. I could also try some other things that I have been curious about and never had the flexibility to do… starting my own business? more extensive writing? community projects? It may be a reasonable time to test the waters and try these things out too.
So, just like my kitchen, I guess you could say *I* am also under renovation right now. The unique thing about my personal renovations is that I cannot sub-contract it out. Gotta DIY. I think that this blog will play an important role in this renovation. I want to write more, and I have this perfect place to do it. I want to take more photographs and do more crafts, and I have a great place to showcase it. Best of all, I have you all to encourage and support – and that is a wonderful gift.
The creativity is starting to flow again, and I am excited to see where this goes!