Monday, May 9

Springtime and New Beginnings

This lovely iris is certainly enjoying its new beginning! After suffering similar winter (mis)treatment to the hosta and other plants that I recently profiled, this tiny gem was finally planted out in the front garden last spring. It seems to have gotten through our long winter just fine, and is rewarding me with more foliage and even a bloom.

I never really mention my day job here on my blog...but as some of you reading this already know, I have worked at a local ski resort as their marketing manager since graduating from college.  The last 3 or 4 winters have been especially long and hard for me, with 70+ hour work weeks from early December through mid-March or later.  (That seems like it should be an exaggeration, doesn't it?  Even as I type those numbers out, I wonder how such things are humanly possible...)  Obviously, a better work/life balance was needed.

I am happy to report that I start my new job tomorrow morning.  As with my previous employment, this new position will not really be a topic of conversation on my blog...but I will say that it's a regular 8:30am-5pm, Monday through Friday, office job.  As such, it fits in line with my quest for a more balanced life. 

I am more excited than nervous, but I would still appreciate positive thoughts on Tuesday, if anyone can spare a few to send my way.  I'm hopeful that, like the iris, I will flourish and bloom in my new environment!  To quote one of my father's favorite sayings:  Time will tell...


Meagan said...


Lona said...

Congrats on the new job. Your spring garden is looking so pretty. And we got some sun too! Things are looking up.

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Hi, Kim;
Change is good, even when it's scary. And, just think of all the free time you'll have to pursue gardening and other fun hobbies.

PS! If you ever decide to get back into the ski business come out here! Plentiful jobs to be had in the Rocky Mtn. :))

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I am happy that you have a new job Kim. I hope your first day went well. Nothing like a new job to get the creative juices flowing. I know you will bloom where planted.

Annie in Austin said...

Missed the Tuesday request... can I just send you a new batch of good wishes for week 2 tomorrow?

Happy Springtime!

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Unknown said...

Thanks for the good wishes, all! (Yes, Annie, continued good wishes are always appreciate... :) The first week went pretty well, and I have almost stopped getting lost in the building. (Scoped out the good coffee, too!)

Kate, nooo... I think that I will have to pass on going back to that insanity. Although I admit, I would love the challenge of high altitude gardening! :)

Layanee said...

I am sending good wishes a bit retroactively. Congratulations on choosing more balance in your life. The tulips are gorgeous and now you will have more time with them.

growingagardenindavis said...

A rainy (what? rain in Davis in June?) weekend has allowed me to catch up a bit on my reading. So sending good thoughts and hope things are going well. 70 hours?!

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