After a few weeks of much uncertainty, our life went back to normal again last night when our Henry cat returned home from being trapped in our neighbor’s garage for 11 days. All is well here in our humble little home. The sun is out for a hot minute between the soaking rain showers spreading through the area. Jackson is passed out in his bed next to me and Henry cat is cuddled up down by my feet. I feel a sense of peace that has come over me and our little house. I feel so blessed for the wonderful life we are so fortunate to have.
The start of 2015 has been a little bit of a rollercoaster for us. We’ve had so many great things happen, like our ski trip to Utah, spending time with friends, my recent promotion and ultimately, my backcountry ski class, but we’ve also dealt with a few challenges like not knowing Henry’s whereabouts for a week and a half, the lack of a ski season here in Washington, my stress before and during my backcountry ski class and a lot of uncertainty about what was going to happen with my job. It is a relief to have things settle down and get back to the way they should be.
While we are very blessed and fortunate, Alex and I work very hard in different ways to be able to live the life we do. With that, I am excited to announce that I just received a big promotion in my job. It’s humbling to have been awarded this new position, as the organization I work for completely restructured itself around my capabilities. I am going to be moving from part-time to full-time after we return from our upcoming trip, and that means that I had to resign from my other part-time position as a household manager. I am really looking forward to the new job and the stability that having just one job will afford me. I never really thought of myself as “career-oriented” but I’m quite happy in my job and love the people I work with. It’s a wonderful organization and I get to see kindness and compassion among children and adults every day when I go to work. It’s pretty incredible, actually.
We’ve got a lot of great things going for us, including a great weekend. We’re just so happy that our Henry cat is home and that things have returned to normalcy around here. Even amidst the challenges there is always room for gratitude.