Normally I don’t greet Mondays with such enthusiasm, but today is my first “non-working” Monday in a very long time. And when I say “non-working”, I mean No Longer Working for The Man. Still plenty of work to be done around here!
The end of my corporate life was oddly abrupt, as I was supposed to work as a contractor through the end of April, but found out late Wednesday that it “wasn’t approved”, after being told the week before that it was a go. So, it’s a change in my mindset – and now I still have to go back in and clear out my office.
Well, we rounded out our kids’ Spring Break with a trip to Gettysburg. I haven’t been there since I was a kid, and I can’t say enough good things about it. It’s truly a testament to our forefathers who fought and a national treasure in how it has remained virtually untouched. You can envision the battle that took place, the bravery that these men summoned, and the sacrifices that were made in the name of freedom. Hallowed ground indeed.
I’ll admit, prior to visiting Gettysburg, we had an indulgent visit at Chocolate World in Hershey, PA. What a fun place! We even got to make our own personalized chocolate bars, which was a highlight for the kids. Who am I kidding? I loved it too.
One of our Confections of Perfection in the making…
We even got to design our own packaging – quite a thrill.
They were uber-efficient in their assembly line process too. I love watching how things are made, and this was fun for the whole family.
When we came back home, Spring finally decided to make an appearance, so I started getting to work, and pulled some of the outdoor porch cushions out and cleaned off the furniture. The weather was so glorious, that I kicked up some tuned and enjoyed a cold beer in a frosty mug when I finished. A good day.
So, bear with me as I get my bearings as a new stay-at-home-mom/blogger/entrepreneur. I have so many things I want to do, that I hardly know where to begin, and I hope that not having a set schedule doesn’t result in me being
scattered unfocused. I’m a gal who craves structure, so this is definitely out of my comfort zone in that regard. I know I’ll get a schedule, but I’ll be flailing about in the meantime.
Do any of you pros out there have any tips to ease me into this new lifestyle? I’m all ears!