Saturday, October 24, 2009


"All shall be well, and all shall be well,
and all manner of thing[s] shall be well."
Julian of Norwich

I read this quote a couple of days ago
(in an extremely strange magazine that someone brought to work that had crazy Gothic clothes and some"toys". Guess this proves you can find inspiration in all sorts of places).
It has kind of become a mantra for me.
I even painted it on the wall in my living room.
I like it.

I suppose the reason it struck a chord is because
my life has been in a constant state of upheaval for the last few months.
I'm typically a positive, hopeful person...
I've found it increasingly difficult
to keep my attitude and focus on the upside lately.
BUT...good news for me--
Time moves ever forward.
The scenery changes quickly.
As a person adamantly opposed to living a monotonous life,
I'm grateful for this certainty.
The changes can be as refreshing as rain
(and we all know how much I love rain).
I'm learning to adjust my stride to move along with
the alternating crawling and sprinting of life...
always in the process of learning that necessary skill.

It's been a season of transitions for me and my little loves.
I sent my youngest to Pre-K this year
( about time moving ever forward.
At an incredibly furious pace.
Didn't I just bring him home from the hospital?? Yikes.)
That, added to a few other big changes,
nudged me into the "8-to-5" world.
I started this new phase of my life...
my great "professionalism" adventure, last Monday.
I am finally using the degree that I am [still!] paying for...
I am Jackson County's newest Child Welfare Specialist. Yipee. :)

Truthfully, excruciatingly boring training videos,
books, and online courses aside, I really am enjoying my job.
And exciting news for my Norman/Oklahoma City friends...
I'll be spending a large amount of time on the OU campus
for job training over the next couple of months.
I'm going to have to insist that you kidnap me from my hotel.
Especially if there is some sort of dining experience involved :)
IHOP, did you say?? Absolutely!

Packing my old daily cleaning/maintenance routine into the weekend days is not as difficult as I imagined it would be. On Saturday I cleaned my entire house, mowed the lawn, trimmed the hedges, did my normal workout, and carved pumpkins with the boys. (Superwoman? Yes I am...haha.)

All the while, chanting my new mantra
"All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well."