Back in the beginning of January, my husband and I went to Salt Spring Island to make some major decisions. The result of that time away was that I resigned my position at my place of work as of the end of February. I know that in "these hard economic times", in this recession, that might seem like a stupid thing to do, unless you value certain things in life more than the security of a job.
I do not feel that I have fully recovered since surgery in September, and I have been dealing with many sinus infections which drain my energy. I want to leave a legacy of love and faith for my children and grandchildren, and I want to regain my energy. Those are the main priorities in my life, and I do not feel I can focus on those nor accomplish them while working full time in a position which often has high stress and demands a great deal of energy, even if I do love the environment and people there. So, I gave my resignation.
Yesterday, a group of women from work (BLOOM) who consider me a "girlfriend" had a special surprise event for me. They read encouraging quotes, poems, gave many affirmations of my place in their lives, and presented me with this friendship tea set and book. I was just overwhelmed! To think that they would make the effort to affirm my decision, and let me know I would be missed was indeed a very touching thing for me. Every time I use this tea set, I will remember them and how kind and loving they were toward me.
Once I am at home full time, I plan to do a ton more painting and photography! I will be blogging more, and be working toward achieving those goals I set last month. I am looking forward to sleeping in, walking outside when it warms up, and doing things that "put wind in my sails". Oh yes - I plan to have friends in for tea and coffee. This set will get used often. Afterall, what is more important than family, friends and health?