What a difference a week can make! This past week was difficult for a couple of reasons that mainly involve me experiencing difficulty believing in myself. The rest of the week, though…perhaps better than I have had in awhile.
The long and short of this week is new beginnings.
Sweet Husband’s birthday was Friday. Because he is an incredible husband and has more faith in me than anyone else in this world…particularly when I’m difficult…he deserved a great birthday. Every time I tried to plan something or asked him what he wanted, he said nothing, getting more adamant about it during this last month especially. I understand his worries but I don’t want to operate from a place of scarcity. We can be smart (& I think we have been) & still enjoy ourselves because we have been smart. So there were celebrations.
I spaced his presents out during the course of the day & got him cards that fit the mood of each gift. Breakfast in bed. Drinks. Presents. Good times. He doesn’t know this yet but one of his presents is an on-going gift. I read a blog entry a week or so that stuck with me & I see places where I haven’t been the best wife & his on-going gift is my commitment to being better. I’ll let him be the judge as it plays out.
At any rate, for this new year of Sweet Husband’s life, there are many milestones to be reached. I’m excited to be with him on his journey.
For the rest of the new beginnings, on Sweet Husband’s birthday, I also got a job. Being gainfully employed again was an incredible gift to him. Never mind that I won’t get a paycheck until the end of October. I’m going to be working.
I’ll be back working with kids again. While I am sure that there will be rough days, I’m excited about the opportunity to do things I’m good at and things I’ve always felt like I was meant to do. I’m not walking into the best situation or the sweetest position but like I told Sweet Husband, I’m beginning to think that teaching & working with “difficult” students might be my calling.
The only downside about the job is that it is in Hattiesburg. It’s going to mean a commuter relationship again. In fact, I’m here in Hattiesburg now. I’m not sure I’ll be home before Friday afternoon. I think the plan after this first week will be for me to either drive up Sunday night or Monday mornings and then go home for the evening on Wednesdays, coming back Thursday morning and then heading home on Friday. It’s not the worst plan but it’s not what we wanted to have happen. We’ll make it but together…& on the coast…is where we really want to be.
So. To get to my intentions for the week:
How about you? How was your week? & what do you hope to accomplish this coming week.