My blog, the outlet for my thoughts and ideas for the last who-knows-how-many (probably around 10) years, has started to collect dust.
Objectively, this makes me sad. It’s something I’ve committed to for so long, I can’t imagine my life without this platform, this soapbox.
However, the reality of my situation over the last two months means I’m more than willing to cut myself a bit of a break
Recently, I’ve accepted an offer from another company, and will be transitioning jobs in the next two weeks. This is a scary move, but I think it’s the right one. It will be more take home pay for me, so that means I’m better equipped to handle the bills that may come up while Thomas is in school. He’ll still be working, but his #1 priority needs to be classes and homework, not working himself into the ground so he can pay for the utility bill or the cable.
I’ve been able to visit home since I found out my dad’s health issues, and luckily he’s doing much better. His heart is getting healthier and stronger, and his diabetes seems to be under control for now. It’s still scary to think that without careful monitoring, something serious can happen to my dad and even take him out of my life for good, but I trust that he’s taking care of himself, for his own benefit and for our family’s as well.
And speaking of family! There’s a wedding on Vancouver Island over the August long weekend, so Thomas and I will be driving (yes, DRIVING) down to Vancouver and then hopping on the ferry to make it over. I’m not looking forward to the 11+ hours in the car, but I’m so excited to see the rest of my family and catch up!
That’s probably enough for the first blog entry back. After this job transition is complete, I’ll probably have more time and passion for blogging again. Working hours and responsibilities will be changing; less time spent in the office, and less blogs to write for the company. I’m hoping I can find my passion again, because I’ve missed having it on this site.