Do you have a favorite quote that you return to?
A few years ago, someone sent a text with this quote was at the bottom of the message. At the time, I felt a little lost. On the same day, I put in my notice at work. I was burnt out and fed up with work. I was filling in for a co-worker on third shift. It was supposed to be for a month but it was two months -the longest two months of my life. I thought it was difficult to adjust because I had a young child at home. So I slept for about four hours a day, sometimes less. I felt lost and miserable. I wondered what I was going to do with my life since I could not continue being miserable, exhausted and not seeing my kids as much.
To me, the quote meant that I could still do creative things or spend time with my family. I could still work a shift that fits in with my family’s schedule. Wandering can be positive and lead to new opportunities and of course, adventure. I really missed writing so I started writing again after at least ten years.
It also reminds me of the kindness of my boss, who was very understanding about my situation. She talked me into staying by promising that I would never have to work third shift ever again. She also let me go on vacation.
Of course, my kid broke her arm on the second day of vacation. However, I was able to spend it taking care of her. It was nice to see my kids again . . . pink cast and all.