Year of Change

2017 is going to bring on a year of change like I’ve never seen before. I’m ready to hold on tight and try to get through the ride.

Many are saying it’s going to be a fun year for me, but I doubt it. It always looks fun to others, but not the person going through it.

My entire life I’ve lived in the same small upstate rural county. For over 35 years I’ve lived in the same city. Heck, I’ve only lived in 4 houses my whole life! Only 2 houses with my husband of almost 23 years. But in the next 6-8 months I’ll be moving.

Not far, not really. Just an hour from where I am now. It’s going to be a great change in the scheme of things. I know that, I believe it, and I’m super excited. But I’m also scared, worried and anxious.

Change is good, but it’s also hard.Especially for someone like me who likes things to stay status quo.

When I look at all that is changing in my life next year though, none of it is bad! It’s all good. New house, new city, my son is graduating from high school and going to college. That’s part of the reason for the move.

He’s been a Type 1 Diabetic since he was 8 and doesn’t feel comfortable at this point in his life going away to college, but he’s a smart kid and got an amazing scholarship to a great private college. So we are moving closer to his college so he has less than a 10 mile commute rather than a 50+ mile one on a major highway. Even my husband’s commute will now be a fraction of what it currently is.

So that leaves me. I’ve currently got a 2 minute commute to my job (seriously, I do!) and it would be an hour after the move.  So, after a lot of thought, I told my employers I would be done working once we moved, giving them 6-8 months to find a replacement for me.

Imagine my surprise when a few weeks ago they offered for me to stay on full time and primarily work from home. I was shocked and humbled at the same time. For now, I’m going to give that a try.

So have patience with me. My books are still going to come out every 3 months. I hope that I won’t be disrupting my routine too much, but the truth of the matter is, the next 6 months of my life are going to be a tad bit crazy.

The goal is my writing will keep me grounded. And with any luck, I’ll have a ton of new inspirations to write about!

Here’s to 2017! Bring it on!

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