Things have been very good since my last post.
My relationship difficulties have smoothed out, and I again have harmony in that area, though with new and better boundaries.
I quit my job with Home Instead and am finishing off now, like I had wanted to do by Sept. 1st when I wrote my Treasure Map in March. But instead of losing a job, I ended up getting something even better. I am now a privately-hired caregiver for my sweet old lady, and my income will more than double by doing it this way instead of through an agency. The family was so sad to see me go and is willing to be flexible and pay me well, and are willing to “take me whenever they can have me.”
My new feelings of self-worth are already manifesting in material ways. I am earning a wage that makes me feel worthy, and it is what I deserve for the work that I do. My own desires and schedules are respected, and I am deeply appreciated. Not to mention, I do actually love taking care of my sweet lady and except for the wages I earned, it is a wonderful job.
I will have class one night a week and two Saturdays per month. It is very do-able. I don’t know yet how much study time I will need, but I know that I will find a way to balance it with the rest of my life.
I have Mia signed up for home-school classes for the year, and am trying to keep things as simple as possible. She will be in choir, a few Three Rivers Parks programs, and guitar lessons. I plan to join the YMCA and take the children there often, and then we will have playdates with friends and family and visits to the chiropractor. We will be busy, but on our own terms. I like that.