In Disney speak, "It's a brand new world". After decades of going to work daily and answering to the powers that be, I handed in my resignation and planned for what Paul Harvey called, "the rest of the story." I gave a month's notice. In my resignation letter, I expressed appreciation to my final employer for the opportunities I'd been given, the relationships that were forged and the privilege of serving with a team of genuinely caring individuals doing great work that mattered. I wished for them God's blessing as they continued the work I would leave behind.
To quote myself (and why not?)
"It's been a high calling--it's just no longer mine. "
(more about that in another post)
In what seems like a mere twinkling of the eye, two months have passed. It really is a "brand new world!" The most frequently asked question has been, "so, what are you doing? " Mostly I reply with a smile and a wink and the words "Whatever I want." It just flies out of my mouth. It's a joyous thing. I'm not gloating, just enjoying. All that aside, for those of you truly interested in more details, here's a stroll through some of the things (in addition to posting again) that have been keeping me occupied these last eight weeks. I share it with you #because I can.
|'Got this close to Dr. Ben Carson and his wife, Candy and heard him speak.|
|This was the beginning of Beef Bourguignon. I've done a LOT of cooking…|
|With some savvy sous chefs….|
|'Not gonna lie, I've eaten a little pizza with the littles…|
|Took some long walks with some short legs…|
|Took a KickBoxing Class with my Sister-In-Love, Christine|
|Took a little road trip with the husband to see our Michelle…|
|Hung out with some famous folks…|
|Stopped to smell the roses…|
|Made a new friend in my own back yard,|
|Enjoyed lunch at Terranea with peeps I love…|
|Enjoyed the artist at work|
|I've read a LOT of books. I could only hold a few…|
|Adjusting to being home with this guy everyday and trying not to drive him crazy.|
Celebrated a birthday with the fam'
Story is not over…more to come...