Saturday, February 18, 2012
The Road Ahead
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