Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Ch..Ch..Ch..Ch...Changes......

After being away from the Blog scene for several months, I realize there have been numerous changes to the blog format that I need to become acquainted with!

Along with the changing of blogs and seasons, some changes have also taken place in my life over the past year. This reminds me of a song lyric from "No Time" by The Guess Who...."seasons change and so did I..."



The first major change for me was turning 50 last year. This triggered a long process of introspection and soul-searching. I began to look at my life differently. What I thought used to matter, no longer did. Actually, for the first time in my life, I was becoming aware of who I really was and what was truly important to me.


This led me to yet another change that took place this year.......a career change!  After twenty-five plus years of working in the office administration field, sitting at a desk, I decided a change was long overdue. My current job was no longer fulfilling and I was becoming increasingly bored with my work. My children had already graduated from college, moved on and married. The timing seemed so right.  So, in May of this year, I decided to formally retire from a 15-year position at my current job, and move on to (finally) pursue my passion!
 In staying true to myself, I am currently finishing up my studies on garden and landscape design and plan to start up my own garden design business in the coming year.

I believe there will also be a change in how I feel about gardening this coming season……

“There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling.” ~Mirabel Osler





2 comments:

Sissy said...

Congratulations! On coming back to blogging and on taking the 1st step in becoming a more happy you! I am excited for you for 2 reasons: I am at the same stage in my life and admire your courage & I've never done anything with my degree in Landscape Design...!
Best of luck, Happy NEW Year!

Judy said...

Thank you for visiting my blog, Sissy! I appreciate your comment and encourage you to take that first step...it's well worth the effort :)
I love your picture...I collect these and have this angel also!
Your comment has encouraged me to get back to blogging!!!

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