I reversed a decision that I recently made: In March, I told my supervisor I would work another year, but last week I decided to tell my her that if she could find someone else to do the work, I would like to retire yet again. I say “yet again” because it will be the third job from which I have actually retired.
It was so easy, things worked out perfectly. Another person was leaving and looking for part time work. She could easily step up to do the work. Therefore I worked my last day at this job on Thursday. Thinking about the adage, third time is a charm, maybe I can actually retire this time.
Today I read this scripture from Colossians 3:15
“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.“
It answered my struggles. I found it after reading today’s post from (In)courage. I was encouraged to let go of things that cause undue stress, the part time job did create stress in my life. I was encouraged to let go of things that keep me awake at night, the nights before I worked at the part time sure did keep me awake and cause restless sleep. I was encouraged to grab hold of what brings joy, making art and writing does bring me joy, I get lost in the process.
Current plans are to write and illustrate. I’m enrolled in Storyteller Academy, a writing and artistic community that offers a variety of classes and encouraging community. I’m a member of 12X12 writing community and I haven’t spent as much time as I would like so hopefully I can get back in the flow of this supportive community. I belong to SCWBI where I make wonderful connections with other writers/illustrators and find great workshops about making art and writing.,
Decision made: it is time for me to let go of what is blocking my peace and find my joy..