In my previous post, I discussed coming home to spend time with family and a new grandson. While home, I was able to secure a new “work from home” position allowing me the freedom to remain home indefinitely. Um yes please, work from anywhere works perfectly for this Gigi!
So more than a month later, I am still in New England. We had our first snow as well as first power and internet outage. Welcome home Kath…you know you missed it! I admit the snow is beautiful but the cold, scraping, ice, and winter weather is still not for me. I honestly wish it was summer and sunny and warm, like Florida! Though from what I understand, it has been cold there for them, in the 50’s and at night in the 30’s. I think about my little apartment there and miss it a bit.
As for family time, it has been fun but challenging. I forget how embroiled one can become in family business, how much chaos can accompany small children, and also, how much struggle there seems to be in one’s 20’s/early 30’s. I don’t miss that drama and craziness. My little life may seem a bit dull, as I have mentioned in the past, but I enjoy the peace, calm, sanity, and stability I have created. I like that each day has a hint of routine, that my nights are quiet and uninterrupted, and that rather than face to face crisis I simply address it via text…no raised voices, no arguments hanging over the living room. I love them all but don’t miss this part, the chaos. And yet, I know I am homesick far too often in FL.
The journey here was supposed to come to a close Nov 22nd but instead will end Dec 28th. No more changing tickets and hoping it comes together. I am returning back to my sunshine UNLESS I get a career opportunity phone call. Cold weather YUCK…my most favorite career ever YES! A tradeoff I suppose in the end of it all, not to mention full time being back with my family. My mother will not be impressed but in her own way, will understand. If only the perfect career could travel with me to Florida. This is not the remote position I just mentioned but returning to a position I had a few years ago based in Portsmouth, NH. And if they called tomorrow I would arrive with bells on. But I do still need to return to FL in December if only, as it turns out, to pack up and turn back around to head north. My brain is going in 10 different directions right now so I appreciate your patience with me.