Post-Work Validation

Sitting here at my desk in my home office, 10 days after my last day at work…I’ve had quite a bit of time to contemplate my decision these last few days but today is when it struck home for me that this is where I need to be.

Had I not quit, I’d be on the other side of the state right now, taking part in a local landowner meeting. And while I love those meetings, today I’m needed right here because my youngest is sick.  Sick enough that she’s out of school for the week.  And even though she’s a teenager, I still need to be here for this kind of stuff.  For doctor’s appointments and making meals and talking when we have one on one time.  Ya…today proved me right and I’m glad for it.

And I had forgotten the quiet joys of the household like laundry that’s actually done (but still not folded) and actual full meals prepared for dinners.  I like feeding the livestock and collecting eggs and working around the place.  And I especially like having the time to work out each morning…I’ve really enjoyed that particular schedule adjustment!  But most of all, I like driving to town for a late breakfast with my husband or taking a drive over the pass to Sisters just to get lunch together.

Yup, home is where my heart is and I’m feeling really good about that.



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