June 17, 2010

A Silver Lining

This has been a week of silver linings.

First, check out the lovely and talented Amanda's Silver Lining Necklace in her Etsy shop (picture above)! I just love the gentle colors and textures of this piece. Such a cute accessory for summer. Amanda also has a fantastic blog, Bird for Bread Studio, so check it out if you haven't already!

The second silver lining is that I am feeling more free and full of joy than I have felt in a long time.

I gave two weeks notice at my job this week. I've been pretty quiet about how the job has been going over the past few months. Though I am sure some of the angst has filtered through the fibers of this blog, I never really wanted to use this space to vent vitriolic commentary on my daily experience. In essence, my time in this job reached the point where I could no longer bear it. I couldn't make it work anymore. I remember writing this post and thinking how excited I was to take a foray into writing. But the experience turned out to be contrary to my initial vision.

I turned hollow. A fragmented version of the person I thought I was on my way to being. I was more sidetracked in my life than I realized. The mind can be just as much an enemy as an ally. When you come to a place, so deep and dark, it can scare you into action.

So, I took the leap. The risk that I have been wanting to take for so long and never did. Hopefully, this risk is the first of many and my life will have the chance to unfold into all that I want it to be. With this decision, I am revived and ready to make my move, supported by my incredible friends and family. It is truth to say that I am one part newly-found courage and two parts the incredible fortune of having such kind and loving people to give me strength and love.


  1. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I'm in the same boat as you. I am giving my two weeks in a few weeks and I'm more than thrilled. My job was supposed to be a layover...something I begrudgingly did everyday to support myself until I figured out what I would rather be doing. But I reached the point where I can't bear it and it has confused me even more about my future. So I need to get out of here, clear my head and regroup, focus on my future with my almost husband and make a fresh start. So you my friend, have my support 100%. I can't wait to hear how it all works out for you!


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