Life happens…now what?
Last time I’ve blogged (and it has been awhile) I was feverishly looking for a job and trying to work as many hours as possible from my contractor job. That was last summer around July. So much has happened since that time.
I got a full-time job with United Health Care, stopped working from home as an independent contractor, and we have moved back to our home in Grandview, Missouri once again. I told my husband we are getting too old for moving, it’s hard on your body. This also means I had to quit my job at United Health Care and dedicate myself to moving back into our home and slowly renovate it. My head is still spinning..really. My plan is to blog about this experience.
It was a struggle getting back into the world of brick and mortar employment, but I welcomed it and went in like a champ. I was the second oldest in the training class and everyone addressed me by “Ms. Whitney”. Very humbling experience, but they were all very nice and respectful to me and the other two “older” women. I learned my job, passed my assessments and did a pretty good job. We worked a lot of overtime which broke me down, 10 hour days…yeah that will do it to you if you haven’t done anything like that in over four years. I was grateful for the experience but look forward to my next job opportunity and you know I have a few ideas up my sleeve.
I still have my Etsy page, Cafe Mocha Creations and continue to crochet as much as I can. I am so glad I started crocheting again, it’s relaxing, takes my mind off anything I don’t want to think about and I’m good at it. I taught my oldest daughter and we are serious “hookers” as they call it. I would like to design and create a few items for the plus size woman and continue making accessories for women and men.
Even though I haven’t been blogging, I have managed to stay on top of my social media accounts and hope to reconnect with you all again and meet new people along the way. I started blogging as an outlet and then wanted to make money from it. Once I started doing that, it took away my enjoyment of it, my writing outlet. I’m taking it back to the beginning, blogging about my life as a middle-aged woman, how life takes you up and down and how I manage to keep my head about water. Here’s a few pictures of our life for the last 7 months. The cafe is open again!
My young ladies….
Recent work, yes I made my daughter’s dress for homecoming…nice huh?