I got a job. A very, very busy job. For financial reasons, I had to resign my position with the mission and I feel very, very blessed to have found something that is helping our family very much right now. In an office. A very, very busy office. I love the work but it sure has turned my life upside, inside, outside turvy. And it looks like it will continue that way for awhile now. I don’t know what that means for this space. It’s been like home to me for years now and I’m not willing to give it up completely even though I will not have the time that I used to have to write. Or create. I’ve put a hold on my photography business as well.
A few things are new since the last time I worked in an office outside of my home:
1. I used to wear cream colored tights under forest green shorts with a matching forest green blazer. I don’t do that anymore.
2. There used to not be any internet. How did we used to communicate anyway?
3. I used to dream about flying all the time. My height dreams are a bit more specific now. I no longer want to fly an airplane or skydive or hang-glide or do anything from any height where I’m not firmly attached by a harness to a solid, physical object that’s attached to the ground. I’m still all about the height and the speed though. Give me a roller coaster, a sky coaster over the royal gorge, a zip line over anything or a window-washing job on a skyscraper. I just want to be attached to something.
I know. This has nothing to do with working in an office. But I think about it nonetheless.
4. I used to not have three amazing young women to come home to each day. I can’t believe I get to live with these girls that I love and their dad that loves us all. They’ve all adjusted great and are doing more than their part in making sure the house is clean each day. At dinner, Grace informed me that she accomplished two of her three goals for the day. One was to finish reading her book – done. Two was to pick up the family room and vacuum – done. And the third was to play school in her room with her dolls. After dinner she accomplished her third goal. It only took her a couple hours.
So that’s where I am.
In keeping with my theme of newness, I got to be part of a birth again the other day. It never gets old. How I love being there at the moment of the first breath (and everything leading up to it.) It’s my next-to-last photography job for awhile. I’ve got one more on the books, due in a couple weeks and then I’m turning the camera off for awhile.
Here are some of my favorite pictures of baby Rose’s arrival:
Thanks for reading. I may not be home as much now, but I still live here.