This is the first time I have not worked in 33 years. I have been a little bit of everything...
...bank teller (8 years)
...bookkeeper (5 years)
...medical receptionist and insurance clerk (10 years)
...activity director for nursing home (10 years)
A little bit of school here and there. Most importantly a wife and mother and daughter.
In August, I quit my job as an activity director. I was burnt out! I enjoy the elderly and enjoyed making each day a celebration and full of promise. My mother came to live in the facility in which I worked. I am gratful for two precious years with her with me every single day. I missed her when she was gone and going back was the most difficult thing I have ever done. I managed to hang on a while longer because my dad taught the weekly Bible class and he wanted me there. When he died 6 months later, I just didn't have it in me.
I went back to school with the intention of becoming a nurse. LOL! I figured, "Hey, I've been doing it for 10 years, why not get paid." I started to school immediately following my "retirement." I completed 2 semesters and knew after 2 weeks in nursing that it wasn't for me. I celebrated 3 A's and a lot of hard work and rejoiced when I saw my name in print under "Dean's List." However, I'm thankful for this time of rest that God has given me however long it may be.
For now, it's my sweet little resale shop and NOW ETSY.
|This is the neatest little rack I found at a flea market on Saturday. Would be great for holding anything from nuts and bolts to cosmetic items. Of course, I'd paint it white!|
|A small 5 and 10 cent small porcelain vase (makred Japan).|
|Shabby Chic, by all mean! I'd leave it just as it is!|