The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance - Alan Watts
Change is never easy, even when one has earnestly desired it. For many years I dreamed of quitting my job, staying home and having the freedom to putter in the garden. I desired more free time as opportunities presented themselves to get involved with my church and in community service.
All these opportunities were impossible with the physically and emotionally draining job I had as an operating room nurse. The hours were gruelling and on most days, it was all I could do to get home, make dinner and crawl into bed. I had no energy for anything else.
During this past year, I could feel in my bones that change was on its way. Work was becoming intolerable and my body was insisting that I listen to it by way of a herniated disc in my lower back. Believe me, I was listening. Having a bit of an impetuous nature I did what some would call rash after a particularly trying day with management. I made the decision that enough was enough and quickly wrote out a letter of resignation (after a quick consultation with the hubs).
There were moments of terror in those next few weeks. Questions of what would I do and how would we manage were always in the back of my mind. At the same time there was a prevailing sense of peace. I felt strongly that God was leading me down this new path and I knew that if this was so, He would make all things come together the way they should. I needn’t worry about anything else.
A few months have passed and I am only beginning to understand the ramifications of all the changes that have come about. With freedom has come a sense of responsibility to make good on my dreams of being of service to help others. I have been blessed with opportunities already and am grateful for them. I don’t exactly know what tomorrow has in store for me or what that looks like, but I am determined to take these changes one day at a time, live in today and let tomorrow unfold as it may.
A walk of faith on this road of life is filled with all sorts of possibilities.
I love the color and flavor that Blue Corn Tortillas bring to my pure food dishes. They have a unique hearty texture, more protein than regular corn tortillas and are naturally gluten free. Delicious for enchiladas, tacos or just as they are hot off the grill. Be sure to come back next Saturday for the recipe for my Carne Asada Street Tacos where I will put these Blue Corn Tortillas to good use.