I received a phone call yesterday from the Security company I work for letting me know that the State of Oregon finally completed and mailed out my license. Woo Hoo! It has been literally months since I have worked and I am very excited to get back to it. So I think about all of the efforts I have made to try to find a new job and can imagine that I will be getting responses to the inquiries I made, but I will be back at work and will have options of either accepting or rejecting those offers. What would I consider in making a change in employment? For one, I would love to work closer to home. That 45 minute ride to work each morning can be taxing, especially with all of the traffic problems we have here. Would a new job be more exciting and offer me the opportunity to build on a new career? Well, these are not things I really need to think about right now, so I won’t.
Yesterday I took a ride down to one of our local parks along the Willamette River. It made for a peaceful afternoon as I walked around the small park to discover the river bank. I sat there a while and watched to small fishing crafts with avid fisherman throw their lines into the water. I brought a notebook with me with the intentions of writing down notes to create an outline to the book. I ended up just getting caught up in the moment and just sat there and dreamed. I absolutely love moments like these where it seems like the whole world is moving at it’s fast pace and my mind is just there suspended in time. There is something that is so incredibly powerful when your soul is connected to nature. I didn’t stay long, maybe just twenty minutes or so, but I did snap a picture to remember the feelings that I felt that day. I may not even have to look at it as the scenery is planted in my memory forever.