New Beginnings

If not us, who? If now now, when? ~ JFK

Hello dear followers! It’s been a little while since I’ve posted. The Spring was a bit intense at my day job which sadly left little room for much of anything else besides eating (no cooking), sleeping, some kitty pets and snuggles with the British Hubby. We attempted some movie nights, but I ended up sleeping through most of them. My knitting needles sat quietly waiting. I ate some carbs and some sugar. And then I realized, my day job was turning me into a person I didn’t enjoy. Every job has aspects we don’t like and wish we could change. That’s why it’s called a job and not a vacation. After some soul searching, I knew it was time for a new day job. While I have an idea of what I would like next, I’m also open to seeing what the universe provides. Sometimes life puts us exactly where we need to be.

For now, I’m going to be a full time cat mom and keto cook for the British Hubby. There maybe some new items on the blog or maybe I’ll just get outside more. Ernie’s pretty excited about more snuggle time.

SkeinHerder’s Songs: Did you catch the 2021 Eurovision? It was fantastic! This was our first experience with electric folk music. If you haven’t heard it, check out this tune from the Ukraine entry by Go_A.

How have you been the past few months? Any new music, books or movies? Maye you have recipe ideas or exercise routines? Or maybe you tried a new craft? Drop them in the comments section.

7 thoughts on “New Beginnings

  1. First of all, good for you!! You are taking charge of being your best you! None of us have a staff or support team, really, so we have to take the reins and put ourselves first.

    I’ve been worried, not hearing from you, so thank you also for posting. I’m SO grateful that you are leading your own charge. As someone who changes work roles all the time (the life of a consultant). allow me to share something that helps me: “You can always go back to something crappy.” That means 1 – there’s always a safety net (but leave it! Run away!) and 2 – you are worth so much more, to yourself and everyone that values you. You do your best you!


    Your best you is worth every moment you do something that fulfills you, No excuses are needed, no reasons are required. Anyone that doesn’t understand or appreciate that is a word I won’t post on your blog (but it rhymes with Brother Ducker). Do not let the – hm – mustards (it doesn’t rhyme, but you know who I mean) get you down. This IS a dream job search market, but make it on your terms. if you aren’t seeing what you want, give it time,

    I also spend way too much time on LinkedIn. Please let me know if you want any help, connections or assistance in that social arena. As a consultant, I’ve picked up a few things.

    Something good will come your way, I just know it. Please let me know if I can help in any way!!

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    • Oh Trish, thank you so much for your kind words. I hadn’t intended to go radio silent for so long. There were no creative juices left. This is the first time I’ve left a job on my terms. I’ve always left because the British Hubby took a new job, and we were moving out of state. I still haven’t figured out why some places seem to have a culture of taking pride in who’s the most overworked, burnout and stressed. It’s not a healthy way to work, and not something I want to be part of ever again. I had intended to leave my job last year, but with COVID it didn’t seem like the best time for a new job. The extra year did allow the workforce to change more. Being remote or flexing one’s hours is more acceptable now. Let’s connect on LinkedIn.

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  2. I managed to catch a few of the Eurovision clips! They were so great. Lately I’ve been brain-deep in building cabinets for our kitchen/bath remodel! It’s been crazy but also a really good challenge. Glad to see you back again!

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    • That’s so amazing you’re making the cabinets. Can’t wait to see how it turns out. Eurovision is always entertaining sometimes cause it’s just odd and sometimes cause it’s so good, but it always makes me smile.

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  3. Congratulations on leaving a job that was obviously making you unhappy. I did the same a few years ago. It felt daunting and I had no mapped out future but am so glad I did it. Do I have the odd regret? No. Occasionally I wish I was back doing a similar job, albeit with different daily practices, just in my ‘own’ way! (In my case, part of the reason I left was being micro-managed and checked up on at every step rather than being allowed to just get on with doing a good job!). Enjoy your life at home, just wait and see what life brings,

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