The Start of New Things…

So, tomorrow I start my new job.  I’m excited and freaked out and I’m not sure what else I’m feeling right now.  I have to say that looking back at the last few months, things have been good.  Being “laid off” was actually the best thing that could have possibly happened. 

I had the month of November to relax and get back to myself, while getting back in the groove of the job search.  I also had the opportunity to spend more time in the pottery studio and to take a really cool workshop at Materials for the Arts, where I made a pretty cool fabric book:

Fabric Book

I was also able to spend Thanksgiving in New Hampshire with my sister and her family, as well as my cousin Kate.  As I related in a previous post, December found me pretty sick, suffering from a mystery virus of the liver, that basically knocked me out of commission for the better part of the month.

However, I was able to drag my sorry behind down to Florida, where a combination of homecooking, sunshine, swimming, and time with my nieces and nephew brought me back to New York feeling almost like myself again.  When I returned, I had a second interview for an amazing job and two weeks ago I was given the good news that I had gotten the job.  That meant I had two weeks of true vacation.  It gave me the ability to relax and get my life in order (somewhat) before I begin.

I know that this job is going to be challenging and a lot of work, but I also feel confident that this situation is a far better one than the last one in which I survived for a year.  So, here’s to the start of a job where I can do good and feel good about what I’m doing.

I’ll keep you posted…