It's funny how your life can be going along at a certain speed, like s-l-o-w gear, and then all of a sudden it changes. Last Wednesday when Brandon left in his Big Blue Bus, that's just what happened to me...
I was feeling a little bit sad and melancholy so after I waved good-bye & shed a few tears, I decided to check my e-mails and see if I could cheer myself up with some good news or something... And there it was... A nudge... A possibility for change... A message from my local beadstore with the latest class schedule. I know what you're thinking. How could that be of significance? I saw a class for "Wire-Wrapping Pendants" coming up on Mother's Day. Brandon recently gave me a beautiful Labradorite stone and it had been laying on the kitchen windowsill for about a month. I looked at the stone and knew that I had to take that class so I could wire-wrap his gift to me. Since we had no big plans for that day and none of my kids would be in town, I decided to sign up for the class. Well, I called to see if there were any spots left in the class and sure enough there were. BUT instead of signing up over the phone, I decided to run over to the shop to sign up so that I could buy my supplies. When I got there I browsed around for a while and talked to the Shop-Owner about beading ideas and other bead related topics. And then out of the clear blue sky she said she was looking for part-time help and would I be interested!?! WOW! Did that ever take me by surprise! I was flabbergasted and didn't know what to say... So we talked about the dates and times she needed help... And all the while I'm thinking, do I really want to do this? How will this impact my "stay at home, retired lifestyle" that I had grown accustomed to? I bought my supplies and told the shop-owner that I would think about her offer and call her back the next day. Afterall, I did have ALOT to consider! Did I want to take on a commitment like this? I thought about it all the way home and realized that sometimes you just have to jump into new ideas with both feet, regardless... Afterall, I could learn more about the beading business, get dressed up for work-days, and show off what I had made! It might be the best idea EVER! It couldn't hurt! So I called her after I got home and made my commitment! Now I'm a working girl, again.... Wish me luck! As sad as it was, I guess there was a silver lining to Brandon's departure... It was the push I needed to get my life in F-A-S-T gear!
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