Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Times, They Are A-Changin'

Change is coming to Green Acres.  Since we moved here two-and-a-half years ago, I have been working part-time in the ouffice of a manufacturing company - answering phones and doing routine office chores.  It started out boring and kinda lonely and even a little demeaning at times because I knew how overqualified I was for the job, but my co-workers didn't, and they treated me accordingly.  But, over time, they got to know me better and attitudes changed and I was given additional responsibilities that decreased the boredom.  Now I have been asked to go full-time and train for some new HR-related duties.

Change has never been my favorite thing.  I am slow at adapting. I get comfortable in my routine and resist revising it.  But change happens in spite of my protests.  Children grow up, parents age, friends come and go . . . sometimes you just have to roll with it.  

I've worked at many different jobs in the last 35 years, including bank teller, day care provider, medical records clerk and, my favorite, librarian.  With the exception of the five years at the library, none of them have been my "dream" job.  When asked what they want to be when they grow up, does any child dream of being a bank teller?  But life rarely ends up as we dream at age 18.  The string of jobs provided me with some of my best friends, a wider view of the world, experience for the next job and, of course, helped provide some extras for our family.  I was blessed to get to stay home with my babies for many years, but time keeps moving on and now those babies are both college students, and our two grandsons live three states away and need airplane tickets to come visit. A little extra income is a good thing.  

But, every good thing comes with a trade off.  More time at work means less time for sewing and crafting . . . and blogging . . . and visiting blogs.  Some things will have to be cut down or eliminated completely, but I will eventually adapt and create a new routine. If, for a while, I am a little scarce on line, please be patient.  Times, they are a-changin'!

Come mothers and fathers throughout the land
And don't criticize when you can't understand.
Your sons and your daughters are beyond your command.
Your old road is rapidly agin'
Please get out of the new one if you can't lend your hand,
For the times, they are a-changin'.


  1. Great news about your job! I hope it works out for you.

    I'll miss "seeing" you online, though. I hope you'll still have time to update your blog occasionally so I'll know how you are doing. I love seeing all of your craft projects and pins, so I hope you'll still have a little time to do that, too.

    Take care.

  2. Good for you. It's nice to be appreciated!

  3. Good luck with the change and the added responsibilities. You'll adjust and feel great about being challenged.

  4. I do enjoy your posts- they seem to resonate with me. In contrast to you, I have just retired and so am hoping for more time to quilt and blog and a bit worried that I will flounder without the routine and schedule of my job. Change does not come easily yet take heart. Studies show women adapt to change more readily than do men. Nature built them that way. As an example just look at what they go through during those nine months when they are pregnant. Yes I will miss your blogs but I was so frenzied closing out my projects before I left my job that I then had little spare time. Now with more time I look forward to reading your past blogs that I did not get to. Those written words hover out there in the electron universe so do not be surprised if you still have readers and get comments from the past. I plan to do some catching up!

  5. Congratulations~ I'm not great with changes either, but I love new opportunities so I learn to live with it. Good luck with your new job.