Sunday, January 03, 2016

Happy New Year! (a couple of days late)

It's 2016 now.  Gosh, I can remember when it was 1976.  I sound old, I know.  It's amazing how time has flown by.  My dad said it would go by faster and faster.  He certainly was right.

I've never been one for resolutions.  But, rather, it's good to focus on new beginnings.  Today was my last day at the airport.  I recently started a full-time job at the free medical clinic where I have volunteered as a phlebotomist since 2009.  I started Oct 2015.  I tried to keep both jobs (mainly for the flight benefits with the airline), but soon it was very overwhelming.  With a family and all the activities that go with it, I just couldn't keep up.  So, today I start out with just one job outside of the home.  It will be nice.  

I can actually get into a routine.  A first.  I plan to exercise regularly since I won't be "throwing" bags anymore.  

I plan to sleep in on Saturdays and relax around the breakfast table.  I'm looking forward to spoiling the kids with crepes on a regular basis.

I plan to get back into going to church regularly.  I'm sure my husband will miss the slacking, but it's good for me to feel centered and balanced.  I no longer will have to work strange hours (very early or very late) so it will be easier to get up on Sunday. 

It will be nice to plan on dinner with friends after work and know that I won't get stuck because of a delayed flight or cancelled one.  

Don't get me wrong.  I loved working with the recent group.  The boss was wonderful and she never yelled.  The supervisors were very nice and tried to be fair.  This is not the norm in the airline industry and I valued it from the start.  The flight benefits were awesome.  I took the kids to Madrid this past summer.  I recently flew to Lisbon in October just before I started the full-time job.  I'm so glad I did, too.  I love to travel and experience different places, but it just wasn't going to happen as much as I liked.  These two kids of mine need me to be around.  I need to be there in the morning to assist them so they can catch the bus.  I need to be there after school to run them to whatever practice they are doing that day.  It's all good.  I left the airline on a good note.  I worked the gate today and both flights were on time.  Who knows?  I might end up in the industry again some day.  It's addictive.  The flying, the people, etc.  

For now, I will concentrate on the new job and doing the best I can there.  It's a new chapter, a different phase.  And it will all work out.

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