Time for a new phase.
That is how I view this huge change: as a life phase. Most people who work full-time spend more time at work than at home with their families. In my mind, this kind of time commitment makes your “job” a huge part of life in general. Even with a proper work/life balance a job is where a ton of social interaction and intellectual stimulation comes from. So with a new job comes a new way that I’ll be spending a lot of time and energy.
And what a lovely way to transition, eh? I am quite happy with how this has all worked out. I know I talked a bit about about letting go of control and letting everything out itself out. And so far so good! The transition out of my old job has gone very smoothly and I have had a great last few weeks at work. Everyone has been super kind and I will honestly miss the space and people a lot. It is so hard to believe that my time at the gallery is over. But I am ready for the new stuff, too.
What better way to ring in a new phase than sweating it out in the Florida sun? Last night we left the lovely, temperate weather of Asheville for the 90+ degree weather in Southern Florida. Heather lived all over while growing up, but Florida is her home. I can’t tell you how many times she looks at me and says “I need the water.” She is worried about the fact that NO ONE who is supposed to actually like Florida is supposed to go in August. Apparently it is the hottest month, and I am a menopausal lady.
But not to worry, I plan to spend whatever time is left between eating frozen sweet things and card playing fully immersed in water. Floating in salty water sounds like a pretty heavenly way to spend some days. The goal here is not to need a vacation from our vacation!