Wednesday, March 4, 2009

New Beginnings

So, the past few days have been super hectic for me. I thought I would be free for a longer period but I was wrong. Happily, I have found new, interesting employment a stone's throw away from my previous work place. I didn't stray too far. But this wasn't intentional. If I were a superstitious person, I would say that the little city where I've been working for the past 4 years now is actually a lucky one for me opportunity-wise. Isn't it great? I do miss me free time, especially since I was able to do so much with my kids. But I think the turn of events is beneficial to all. I am keeping all fingers and toes crossed that this will be exactly that.

The new job is a challenge. It is actually a combination of what I've been doing for the past 3 or so years plus more. I am excited and afraid at the same time. All my old insecurities and defenses are fighting to break free from the tight reign I have over them. But, as I told Livi last week, I am determined to start this new chapter in a positive way, thinking and feeling positive. She said my career from now on will be exactly how I make it. A scary and exhilarating thought at the same time. New people, new tasks, no impressions, no judgments, no prejudices, but a lot of expectation. I am looking forward to this next year's journey.

Another thing that pleases me immensely is that I will still be able to meet with the Ladies frequently. It won't be the same, granted, but it will be closer than if I were working in Makati. I think these meetings will help keep me grounded and will help me remember that I CAN do whatever I need to do. I didn't realize how much strength I took from these women until they weren't around anymore. Plus, nobody likes food as much in my new work place which is super sad for me.

So, wish me luck all! I want to make this next year, at least, a great one!

7 comments:

TryingtoWake said...

give me strength too, Vicki...and a whole lot of guidance which I wouldn't know where to get elsewhere.

karla said...

so, does this mean vicky's cupcakes won't stray too far either? hehe. i'll be back in june for a vacation! i'm glad that you're not too far away :)

Cynthia said...

Much luck and success to you!

vicki said...

Affie, I am not sure I'm the right person to ask guidance from, or strength for that matter. But if you get those from me, then ok. Tell me what to do though.

Karla, Vicki's cupcakes are alive and kicking. With some additions! Drop me a line when you get back.

Cynthia, thanks! I will need all the thoughts and well-wishes.

dreamwalker said...

Woohoo Vicki! Missed you today - they got tokwa't baboy, palabok, and truffle cake. SARAP!

vicki said...

AArrgghh! I was on leave that day. Darn it!

TryingtoWake said...

On leave already, Vicki? Nice! :D