As I end my teaching career (31 years) and begin my "dream" job, I have a few thoughts to share. (I'll keep this short.) As much as I appreciate the jobs I've had...teacher, librarian, lighting & kitchen planning consultant & apartment manager...I've always felt unsettled...like there was a puzzle part missing. Teaching came close to the "best fit"...but even then, I knew there was a longing there that had not been fulfilled.
The past few weeks have revealed that missing piece. I will not lie, I am tired. Working seven days straight isn't the easiest thing I've ever done...HOWEVER...there is something about laboring at something that you truly love and want to do that helps you bypass a tired body. When you are excited about driving to work, never check the clock and don't even give Little Debbie Oatmeal Pies a thought..you know you are onto something BIG!
I have no idea how long this venture will last for me...maybe a short while or maybe for a reasonably long time...but no matter the length...I am extremely grateful for the chance to do something I've always dreamed of doing. I've been given an opportunity that some people never are given or maybe never take.
When my mother died, it shook me to my very core. I saw how fragile and fleeting this thing we call life really is. Her death helped nourish a desire in me and gave me the courage to "go out on a limb". When my son called and said, "I've found us a building", it was the push I needed. When the hubster "fronted" me the money to get going, it gave me a life preserver.
Now all I need are good customers and continued vision! May I encourage you with this thought? Don't wait until it's too late. Realize your dream if at all possible. "Dwell in possibility" and (with all due respect to Emily Dickinson) don't stop there...make possibility happen. If you succeed, hallelujah! If you don't score, at least you took the ball and ran with it!
"Dwellings" Holiday Open House
Saturday, November 12, 2011
10 A.M. until 5 P.M.
Please, join us!
I could have sold this hutch several times,
but it's the one item in the shop that I truly love.
The hutch is finally inside the shop and decorated for Christmas!
I can now die a happy woman.