Reflections and observations on my life as a quilting cat lady.
"Think you can't change the world? Too late, you already have. It was changed for the better the minute you were born. There are more people than you can imagine who will never be the same because they came in contact with you, if only for a fleeting moment." ~Gail Purcell
I found out that my teaching job is secure for next year...... it is not my first choice of job, but for now it is much needed security. I am moving up to the High School; I have always worked in Middle School before so it will be a big change for me.
And, because of this great news, I decided it was time to........ Buy a New Car!! I will be saying goodbye to my wonderful Toyota Previa and hello to a Hyundai Santa Fe, in Blue! First new car in over 15 years, and my first non-Toyota car in over 25. But this car was recommended in Consumer Reports and Toyotas have been having issues.....
I am actually donating my Previa to a local charity that fixes up cars to give to single moms to help them get jobs and get back on their feet. Didn't want it to just go for parts and it still has a good amount of life in it. I know the new family will love it.
So all this good news has helped my funk a bit.... although still no time to sew with all my other work to do.
I have been in a major funk and can't seem to shake it. Needed to focus on all that is good in my life today. Family, friends, faith, health, furr-kids, job...... definitely a life full of blessings....
Three great kids grown up and successful, check!
Finished my Masters of Education in my "spare time", check! Got a brand new super-great teaching job, check!
Still lots more I want to do in this second half of my life. One thing I need to do is spend more time creating and quilting. Hope to share some of the trials and successes here. Will you join me?
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Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. - Marianne Williamson