The todo list is swirling in my head...I was chilling out after the weekend until I realized I need to be prepared for Saturday to ship anything I need access to before we get our stuff again. The car is supposed to be shipped Monday. The movers come Wednesday. I am staying in Boston the last night so I can hop a plane early the next morning. I need to pack up my office as well. I start my new job on the 25th. Never a dull moment.
My boss reminded me how I am facing some of life's biggests stresses. I smiled. I don't feel too bad. I miss Wally as I am used to leaning...we are great partners to get things done (he would say I meant him doing all the packing <grins>. He is a comfort that I am appreciating more with his absence.
My biggest worry for this entire move was jobs. Before I made the decision I stressed. I wondered "How do I rip up our lives and press restart at this point in life?" I weighed jobs and friends and a life built here over the last 14 years....then I acknowledged I am a bonafide nomad...I am good at this. I think the reason I am doing okay is I don't sweat the things I cannot control. That is like trying to swim upstream. I have a plan, I work the plan and if plan A does not work I chill out and look to where life leads me. I believe all things happen for a reason.
We have been exceedingly lucky these past weeks. I decided to play that luck a bit more yesterday. Near our home here in Lowell is a very old pub that sells lottery tickets. I took my old tickets, took my winnings off one, and bought a new ticket with 11 weeks of pulls on my numbers. While I was there, I got a beer, some Belgium orange flavored one, and took a call from the Dell HR guy. We had a fun chat. I told him I left my donation for the drug test and that completes the stuff require to on-board at Dell. Next email will tell me where to report and when on Monday, April 25th.
There is still a busy road ahead. I look forward to sitting down on the Jet Blue flight on Thursday and later when it lands in Austin...and this spring will be all about new beginnings. I have always said, "Home is wherever I am." I think that is because home is so much more than a place, it is a creation.