I am approaching 3 months now since I lost my job. Am I retired? Nope. I wish I was independently wealthy, though, as I keep plenty busy with life and my kids. I can appreciate the lack of motivation people can acquire when in this situation. I have worked my whole life excluding when I was having my children. Sometimes it was a little less than full-time, but not much less. I have gotten used to not working and have enjoyed my time off. I have found a job and hope to start by January 1 at the latest. Hopefully my credentialing will go through sooner, but that this is the projection date I was given. Though I am thankful to have found a job, I am not looking forward to the commute. It is 3 hours away! I will have to spend a considerable amount of time there and I dread not being home with my kids.
I have been seeing someone who, also, doesn’t live close by. He lives 4 hours away in the opposite direction of my new job. He has been doing all the driving for our time together, which I so appreciate. I really didn’t think things would evolve at all. We had fun and that’s why I continued seeing him. I have developed feelings for him, though. I was just focusing on having fun when we were together. I never thought about all the “what if’s.” Now I find myself caring quite a bit about him. I know he feels the same way. I’m not sure if we can overcome the things I thought from the beginning were barriers, but time will tell.
School is in full swing and we are almost finished with fall sports. I have 3 in high school and 1 in college. I know the next years will fly by, so I am just holding on tight and relishing all I can from the short time they are at home. Next thing you know it will be Christmas. Yikes!