Sunday, June 8, 2014

Spring into Changes

Across the way
Purple Spring
Studio Corner
Tongue Out
In the yard
Put a Bird on it
Pink Hue
Web Spinner
Rosemaling drawing
Raspberry flower
After School
Art Studio
Weeping Angel
Cat Books Window
It always seems like this time of year. The beginning of June that bring on the most changes. Call it the pollen in the air or maybe a spring itch but it's refreshing. I made a huge decision, one that I didn't even think I would make. It came about with a huge pro and cons list and much personal struggle. 
A couple of posts ago I mentioned how my days off were only Wednesday and Sunday - and that just didn't seem like enough. Enough time with my children, who grow with every blink. Stress was building and sitting on my shoulders every night I came home. I found myself walking in the door frustrated and not being able to leave my day job where it belonged.
An opportunity came to work at a place that would give me 4 days off in a row, less hours, a pay cut for myself (but a large raise for my husband was in the very near future), and a night time shift. I passed it down. It didn't have a title or prestige that my current job had and the atmosphere was one I'm not use to. Plus I didn't want to go backwards in pay. Like everything that is meant to be, it came back to me again - on a day that I cried at work.
For a moment I actually thought about turning it down again. 
Was a title worth more than my happiness? That small difference in pay worth more than my family? Had I really changed that much? 
I woke up and took it! 
Now there are plans for beach days, diving deeper into pottery, more pictures to be taken, and a smile again.


Eric R Bender said...

Beautiful in every way. I'm so happy for you.

Jenniffer said...

I am happy you felt ready to take that job and I hope it goes well for you!