Thursday, June 4, 2009

Guess who's back ...

I am! I apologize for a bit longer than expected blog-o-cation. While I have missed writing and reading all my wonderful comments, I have taken this time to really evaluate some aspects and try and find a direction to head. The end of June will be 6 months since I was laid off from my job and things in my field aren't looking on the up and up anytime soon. I also thought long and hard about the aspects of my job I loved, and the aspects I loathed. Since nannying, I've realized that I really have a talent working with little ones and it brings me great joy.

The light bulb went off when I met with a career counselor recently. I'm looking into a few fields that would combine my creativity and arts background with my God given nurturing and patient qualities. At this point in time I still don't know where I'll end up, but for the first time in a while I feel good about what I'm looking into. Through lots of thoughts and prayers I feel alot less stress, I'm at peace, and I am happy.

These turn of events have brought me back to Barefoot in the Park as well. I want to thank each and every reader for their time, comments, and support. The blog network is an amazing place and I have truly missed sharing my stories with you. I now feel re-energized and ready to write again!


And what would BitP be without a photo of Pete ...My friend L took this photo on a recent trip to the mountains. I think it looks like a political ad. Or maybe propaganda, "Vote Pete and All Your Dreams Will Come True!"

22 comments:

Lis said...

I'm so glad you are back!!! YAY!!! :)

I think that it's awesome you are exploring new opportunities for a career. I'm kind of doing the same (two months of unemployment down and not a prospect in sight!). Please let us know how it's going!!

I'm totally loving the picture of Pete - too cute!!

joanne said...

Hadn't seen a pic of Pete before. Wow! What a good looking dog!

KAG said...

glad you're back! hope you'll come enter my fun giveaway! xoxo KAG

QueenBeeSwain said...

I am so glad you're back- missed you tremendously! You are so good to yourself- that you've been reflecting and pondering a bigger and better you- that takes gumption and courage- to imagine life differently than the way it currently is! Will keep on praying for amazing for you!

kHm

Kim said...

yay glad your back!! and i'm happy to hear everything is heading in the right direction for you career-wise!

LOVE the pic of pete...he looks so proud and happy!!

Randall @ Happy For This Moment said...

So glad you're enjoying your nanny position and your mind is exploring all those new options!

Elizabeth said...

Welcome back! I love that pic of your pup :)

Dollface said...

Im glad youre back... Im sure you will find the perfect position for u!!! xxoooo

Erica said...

welcome back!

xo,
E

Lisa said...

I've missed hearing of your and Pete's adventures. Best of luck in the soul-searching and career-hunting!

maggi said...

I'd vote for Pete any day!
Glad your back!
Can't wait to see where the road takes you(I will keep you in my prayers).

LovesPINKandPEARLS said...

welcome back barefoot bird and pete!

Princess Freckles said...

Glad you're back! I think its just great that you're exploring new opportunities! Please keep us updated on what you're discovering!

Stereos and Souffles said...

I'd vote for him!

Lucky in Love said...

Good luck in all of your adventures to come!!

Tasha said...

Welcome back! It's so great that you are open-minded about careers. I'm sure you will find the perfect job that will make you really happy. Getting some time to reevaluate is a blessing in disguise, right? Love the Pete pic! He's so regal here!

a H.I.T. said...

Sounds like you have a great plan!

Jane said...

Good luck with your new plan!

Wila (aka Ali) said...

Love the Pete pic! I think you've got a great attitude...keep it up. It's always a great time to be a teacher!! :-)

Belle on Heels said...

YAY!!! love the petey picture :)

Piper Jacquelyn said...

Pete looks so proud! He should be proud of you, you're doing great and a little blog-o-cation is good from time to time! Good luck with your future endeavors!

The Mrs. said...

I'm so glad you met with a career counselor. Such great perspective!