Monday, April 25, 2016
For the past month, since three days after my last post, I have been making a list of things that really matter to me in life.
I started with these, the bedrock, and they would have been enough. Losing any of these would have been so much more painful. But the list kept growing itself.
The House on the Corner.
The way the trees on Small Town's main thoroughfare reach their branches across the street during spring and lock fingers to make a leafy London-Bridge-Is-Falling-Down car canopy.
The values of the Small College where I have worked for 27 years.
Blogging, and the wonderful readers who support this self-indulgence.
And in spite of many, many tears during the past month, in spite of a sense of standing outside myself and watching life happening in a way that baffled me, the list insisted on being longer.
Four tiny tomato plants, two basil plants, and a banana pepper promising caprese salad in a few months.
The Cynthia Heald study "Becoming A Woman For Whom God Is Enough" that was exactly, exactly what I needed and which my Wednesday night group had started weeks before. (How did God know?)
Husband's reminder that my final few months in the job will determine my legacy--"Be a pro," he told me, and those words have become my mantra.
Today my boss sent a notice to campus, a notice I have known was coming since three days after my last post. It said that my job would be absorbed into a different job, and that he would be looking for someone else to fill that new position. He was very complimentary about my past work, and has encouraged my next steps.
It has helped me remember these things that truly matter to me in life. These, and dozens more that clamor to be on my list every day, are irreplaceable. A job, this or any other job, is not on that list.
I'll be fine.
Posted by MomQueenBee at 3:27 PM