Wednesday, January 6, 2010

It's been a long December...

Wow, it's amazing how much time has slipped by since my last post! I suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, so I don't do well in winter as a rule, and this one has been marked by two deaths in the extended family, to make it even more depressing than usual.
Now that the bustle of the holidays is over, I find myself looking at the clock each afternoon and longing for the night, so I can snuggle down and hibernate in my bed.
Things are about to be shaken up, though, because I FINALLY heard from the state about that job I interviewed for back in August. They offered me the position, and I have accepted it.

I will be reporting to a new job in a new office in just a few short weeks.
I am excited and a bit apprehensive. While I look forward to the shorter commute, the change of scenery and new experiences, I will miss the familiarity of this place I have worked for the past eight years. The new job is only a two-year position, but I will have the opportunity to apply for other state jobs that may become available. I had to take the risk of trying something new, but I hope I haven't made a big mistake. Only time will tell.

One of my resolutions for the new year is to get back to posting on a regular basis. I am also way behind on reading all my favorite blogs, and it is time for me to catch up. I hope you all had a lovely holiday season, and all the best in 2010!


  1. Hello Deedee! :)

    I'm sorry to hear about the deaths in your family and that you're suffering from S.A.D. But that's good news about your new appointment. Like you, my blogging has been a bit haphazard of late.....but I'm getting myself back into the swing of things. I hope you start to feel better soon..... keep your mind fixed on Spring, it's just around the corner.

  2. Deedee I think the new job sounds like a wonderful opportunity and I am in awe that you are taking the plunge. Good for you girl. I hope the new year brings you other great blessings as well.

  3. Congradulations on the new job! I hope this new year brings all the opportunity and promise for the year to come!

  4. Hi DeeDee! Many hugs coming your way! My deepest sympathy for your loss - and my heartiest congrats on your job - and my most encouraging hugs that you continue posting since I LOVE reading your blogs!!! I hope 2010 is awesome for all of us!!!!

  5. Commiserations on your losses, DeeDee.

    And many congratulations on the job. I hope it is everything you could wish for.

  6. Thank you all so much for your kind words and encouragement. The best thing I did in 2009 was to start blogging and the best thing about that was that I found all of you extraordinary people. You guys are all angels and you help to make life worth living. God Bless!!

  7. So happy for you now, best wishes for the new job. Risk is good, and you are brave to forge ahead..
    Aren't bloggy friends the best?

  8. Hurray, you're back among us! I've missed reading your posts, Deedee.

    You've survived some unsettling events - double good for you! Here's hoping everything starts looking up for you.

    So glad to see you here again, and thank you for visiting my spot today.


  9. Good to "hear" from your corner of the Universe again. Congrats! (both on the job and for taking a calculated risk). No longer adrift... you're a Navigator!

  10. Deedee, i can not tell you how pleased I was to see your comment on my recent post. nice to have you back!! I know how that is when time gets away from us and we have not been on blogger for a long time, That happened to me in the summer. congratulations on the job. I know how nervous it would make me too, but think about it as a new adventure in life, a new opportunity. At times when we are most nervous about change, the fresh breezes blowing thru our lives are just the thing that we needed the most!! stay positive! So sorry to hear about the deaths in your family. My deepest sympathies. hugs, Debby

  11. Welcome back Deedee. I'm sorry to hear about the deaths in your family, and abour your Seasonal Affective Disorder. It can be debilitating. Take care of yourself!


  12. I wish you well in the new job.