Friday, August 19, 2011

Major Changes!

Sorry it’s been forever, there have been many changes a foot here!  Least of which is that I’ve been at football practices 5 days a week for the last 4 weeks.  That’s right, the munchkin started tackle football, he’s doing pretty well, though he does have some problems with talking.  I know hard to believe that a kid I’ve helped raise would have a problem with talking too much. So the other major deal is that I got a new job, some of you know that I was not very happy at my old job as it was not very fulfilling and property management has never been a big passion of mine, so when a friend of mine told me about an opening for an office manager at Arts & Services for Disabled, Inc, a company that provides art and music therapy for developmentally disabled adults, I jumped at the chance.  Good thing I did too, since I had gone to school for music and special education this seemed to be a great fit and they offered me the job in my interview. After having worked here a week I can say that the biggest difference is the amount of compassion and love that exudes from everyone.  I mean take my boss, she makes it a point to make sure that all of her employees feel like they are appreciated and supported.  I can say that this is not something I felt at my last job and through a series of conversations with the hubby, Steve I've realized that I really was in a downward spiral of depression at that job.  It's lifted incredibly quickly and I'm starting to see parts of my personality that I was not fond of fall away and the parts that I thought I'd lost coming to the forefront.  I've lost my anxiety and anger/frustration that was starting to become a part of my everyday life.  I feel like the patience I had when I was younger is coming back and I am free of a huge weight that I wasn't aware I was carrying.  Part of this awesome new job was a pay cut, but that was due to the fact that I'm now working 30 hours a week rather than 40, getting me home at 3:30 rather than 4:30, which is awesome, also I'm not on call 24 hours a day, so I've found that when I'm working on a project I'm free to devote all of my attention to that project and that's made a huge difference.

So because of all this, I've had a lot more time to create.  So I'm going to follow this up with individual posts on my progress for the 28 for 28 project.  It's looking like I may actually get to finish this project which is super exciting and I wasn't sure it was going to happen.  I'm really enjoying all the creating I'm getting to do and a side benefit of coming out of my depression is that I'm starting to consider lots of bright colors again and obnoxious color pairings.  I'm looking at making things that let my personality shine through, I don't feel like I need to hide that part of me anymore.  I'm also looking at doing some art quilting, and some more fine art type of stuff, I also think I'm going to start our Halloween quilt soon, I'll post what I'm going to be doing with that later too when I get all my fabrics together.  I think that's all for now, I just wanted to update you all on the goings on in my life!