I am still awaiting the final calls and offers this week before that huge decision will be made.
I find it a bit Ironic that it would be my birthday week that would bring the best gift I can think of getting this year.
Two years ago this week, I lost myself- Literally. Just before my birthday that year, I was the victim of both a robbery and an identity theft. Scary to say the least.
Thus began a downward spiral in my professional and financial life.
But on this crisp autumn morning, I sit here alone in silence. Sipping my coffee and just enjoying. The past few nights have been the best sleep I have had in over a year. I am content. I am still a bit nervous, waiting for news on the job offers. But I feel a relief that has become as foreign to me as the sound of an alarm clock in the wee hours.
I can feel it inside, this is a new beginning. A new start. A new Chapter.
I am an empty-nester, I am sliding into middle age, and I am ready for the new changes.
I feel a bit like the child with a broken bone, removing the cast. Able to move once again. The patient just healing from pneumonia breathing freely once again. I feel healthy and vibrant and ready to take on what comes. Another feeling lost long ago.
Nothing is a sure thing and I am not yet on any payroll- But I have a renewed hope and faith.
Today is a good day for celebrating.