Wednesday, January 26, 2011

New Beginnings With Renewed Hope

lLife changes on a dime they say.  I've certainly become a believer that this is so true.  I recently walked away from a comfortable job I enjoyed for 15 years.  It wasn't planned, at least not for the day I did it.  Things just 'happen' and that was one of those instances.  

Of course, all the normal emotions welled up inside me after the fact.  Fear, condemnation of myself for doing such a foolish thing in this unstable economy, melancoly for those who would no longer be a daily part of my life, and then the welcome liberating feeling of plain old RELIEF.  It was something that was going to occur sooner than later.  I hadn't been content with changes being forced on me in that job.  So, needless to say, I'm off on a very scary 'adventure' in the latter segment of my life.  ;-)

The very day I quit my 'comfy' job, an old friend called and offered me a few hours in her Tea Shop 5 days a week to help out with the lunches she serves daily.  It's a quaint and cozy house built in 1901, converted into an adorable gift shop/tea room that is open from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday for lunch, with extended hours for anyone wanting to browse the gift shop. Sherry also caters private mystery murder parties, and caters side jobs as well.  I jumped at this welcome opportunity!  I love her, she's easy and happy, and it would be much less stressful for me.  The great part is I can begin concentrating on making a little side business for myself with sewing and crafting, which I LOVE!  

God certainly doesn't promise any an easy journey.  I'm learning daily never ever to doubt in HIS abundance of grace and hope, and more importantly that choosing humility and following his will for me allows God to shape my character and my circumstances.  And it makes room to glorify God in both.  ;-)