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...