Saturday, February 18, 2012
I get to work from home, one of my all-time dreams. I can work on writing and cooking projects, finish my PhD, and still have a satisfying career helping other people. It's the best of all worlds that I never thought I'd be able to have. Today we started the moving process, de-cluttering a few closets, fixing a leak in a shower, and checking up on the house listings we've saved. I'm so excited for our new adventure, even though I probably will delay my PhD graduation date again. But it's all good.
I also made a decision to adopt a dog. Last night I was convinced I wanted to buy a German Shepherd puppy, but after seeing the price tag of $3500 for a "well-bred" dog, I came to my senses and went to the animal shelter website. There are so many beautiful dogs needing good homes, and I'm going to find one. I will have the time, love, and energy to give to rescuing a dog, and will probably opt for an older dog, one who will be my companion, if only for a short time. It's the right thing to do. I have not had a dog in over 7 years, and I miss it.
So as we make plans for our new life, I can't help but feel gratitude for our new opportunity, humility for everyone who's provided a reference for me, and excitement for the wonderful team I will be joining soon. Life is good, and will only continue to get better.
Posted by Cyndi Johnson at 6:43 PM
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Indeed, the winds of change have arrived for the Johnsons. I am so proud of my husband, and I can't wait for our new adventure in life. Many conversations to have, lots of plans to make, but this is one exciting freakin' weekend. As I made tamales, watched our beloved Cowboys lose, and reflected on all that is great in our life, I realized that it only gets better from here. You see, while I'm a cynic, I am also an eternal optimist. I always believe that the road ahead is better than any we leave behind.
I embrace change, always have, because it's always brought me to better places. My dissertation topic is also changing - again - I know, if you're reading this, you are hardly shocked, but I'm exploring a new learning theory - connectivism and social media. Exciting as freakin' hell! And the fact that life is going to get even more interesting, buckle up, baby, this is one hell of a ride! As the sun sets on our life in Wyoming, I can't feel anything but utter gratitude for our friends here, and the friends we have yet to make. Cheers!
Posted by Cyndi Johnson at 3:44 PM