Tuesday, October 6, 2015

new week!!

I was off Monday because the coffee shop had a movie being filmed inside their store. But back to work this morning. I have a few minutes before I have to leave! I love getting up early, 5:30am and doing my little routine and then heading out! Isn't it funny how when a new routine sets in, we look back two weeks ago and wonder what we did in the place of the now routine!? Ha!! I'm enjoying working! Gives me a sense of purpose. I feel like for sometime I have been just exsisting. I know I have been and still am a mother and housewife and that's all good and wonderful. But I have loss that sense of me. I mean, working at a coffee shop is not like getting my masters but it's something I am doing, I want to do and it feels empowering. It's making me feel significant. I think moms get buried and loose their identity sometimes. I'm for sure not complaining of being a mom but it I have been doing it for so long, I felt like I needed something different in my life. So anyways, who knows if anyone can relate. I just know it's right for me in this season. It's kind of like a freedom. I can be me, do something for me! 

Don't you just love the new photo header at the top of the blog? Erin, my daughter in law did that for me! I am totally clueless when it comes to computers and htmls! So it gives it a fresh new look! So thankful for my family! 

Have a great week! 


Ann Parker said...

Cindy, I haven't read your blog for a long time. After I got on facebook, I just started keeping up with you on that. Today I decided to check your blog, and was so glad it was still there! You mentioned that you didn't know if anyone could relate to your post about your job. Well, I could! I remember when I started back working after being a stay at home mom for years. I think Matt was in the 10th grade (actually I started substituting in the classroom at school about two years before that). I started FULL time work in the cafeteria when he was in the 10th. Anyway, I'll never forget holding that first check in my hand and thinking, "They're actually paying me to do this"! I know that there is no job anywhere that can begin to compare to being at home and raising kids. I LOVED it and loved my boys. I can't explain how good it felt to go to a job and make real money. I just know when I read this post that I had that feeling you were describing. I stayed in that cafeteria for about 23 years and then retired. I'm satisfied. I'm glad I got to do it. I didn't think I'd EVER want to retire, but James had been working a LOT LONGER than I had, and he was ready. So, I retired. I'm glad of that too. Now I just mostly SHOP! I love you, Cindy. Thanks for this refreshing post that made me smile.

Elizabeth. said...

Ooo, I love the new blog header! And I'm glad your job is going well!

The Uhlmanns said...

I feel like this post truly spoke to my heart today! I understand this feeling, the being lost in motherhood. I feel too like I have just been existing. Thank you for posting this, I now feel I am not alone in my feelings.