Starting A New Life Phase

Last Wednesday was my last day of working for an outside employer. I’ve had a wonderful work life occupying jobs that were perfectly suited to my likes, dislikes and personality. Each and every one of them different, but they were what I needed at the time to challenge me. Looking back over the years, I have to say I enjoyed almost every minute of every one.

Now I’m moving on to the next phase in my life. I’m going to do something I’ve wanted to do for a lot of years but kept putting it off. As of this week I am a full-time writer. I’m really excited but at the same time scared stiff. Now it gets real!

One would assume that now that I no longer have to be accountable to someone else for part of my day, I would have all the time in the world to do what I want to do. That is somewhat true, but I found myself scheduling a lot of things into my calendar I really didn’t have to do. Old habits die hard and I was a little uneasy about staring at a blank calendar page…

This morning I decided that in order to start this new journey the old office set up just wouldn’t do. I needed my space to be different so I could see it as a new start. I rearranged the furniture and cleared up some of the paper that I no longer needed to hold on to. The “stuff” I had let gather in my office space over the last few months was either tossed or put away where it belonged. I’m happy with the new layout. There will be a little bit of tweaking to get it to where I truly want it including some decorating details to add, but all in all it’s looking good.

My writing partner – Coed, the Cat- is totally confused. His normal daytime napping spot is not where it always has been and he is showing his displeasure by constantly jumping up on the desk and standing or laying in front of the laptop so I notice his displeasure.

I’m looking forward to this new journey. Here’s to exciting days ahead!

About Linda O'Toole

Women's Fiction Author
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1 Response to Starting A New Life Phase

  1. Diane Tibert says:

    Good luck, Linda. This is where many of us strive to be.


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