Corporate Jet-Setter Woman
This is me coming up for air. I’ve been busy traveling and working and pretty much being that boring person that everyone hates because all they do is brag about how great their life is. I don’t want to be like that. But I will say that I am happy right now and very, very thankful.
When I quit working ages ago to freelance, it was hard. It was twenty years ago. (!!) I didn’t thrive. I fumbled. A lot. I didn’t make a lot of money. Sometimes I did but most of the time I didn’t. I had to rely on men in my life to carry me, which I’ve always hated. I hate groveling for money. I hate asking for it. I hate taking it! The root of all evil is the LACK of money in my opinion and it has plagued me my entire life. My parents struggled. I’ve struggled. I’ve always wanted to be successful on my own and most of the time I’ve been able to pull it off except for those times that I didn’t and those times were awful.
So now that I am back in the corporate world after being out of it for so long, it feels really good to be taken seriously. I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to get back here. It’s hard looking for work at fifty. I loved being a stay-at-home/work-at-home mom and I don’t think I would have done it any other way but I am really happy to be back at work. Now I just have to keep this job! Eeeek!
I can’t really talk about what I am working on but I can share that I traveled to Yountville last week to scout around and take pictures of the property. It was so much fun. I mean, there are a lot worse places to go to work.
Even in the cold wintery rain, this place was beautiful. The sun came out one day and I was in heaven. Flowers! Blossoms! Estate kitties!
You know me. I love exploring and taking pictures! It’s one of my favorite things to do!
I walked that little town back and forth and back again. It’s really just one main street and very very small. Small, quaint, and beautiful!
I explored the cemetary.
I sampled all the fancy food. Matt came into town to explore with me. I can’t believe I got paid for this job that feels like a vacation.
Will I ever get tired of this? I doubt it. Some of my coworkers seem a little tired of travel but I don’t see that happening to me.
Then I come home and my cats clobber me with affection because they’ve missed me. Bug missed me too, which was really, really sweet. You know how teenagers usually are: Mothers are so annoying etc.. But when they aren’t around to do your laundry or cook and do the dishes, they suddenly become more appreciated. I like being appreciated.
Not that Bug doesn’t appreciate me. We are closer than most mothers and daughters, I think. Here are some photos from a while back when we walked back bay together.
Since I work so much I’m kind of a homebody when I’m home but Bug convinced me to get out and see the spring flowers in bloom.
Even though it was cold, it was the best thing for my health. I haven’t been able to get my three-mile walks in as I used to and I really miss all the exercise I got from working at Ralphs. It’s going to be a challenge to get my regular workout routine back in.
If you’re waffling on getting outside, do it. Just go outside, breathe that cold air, and take some pretty pictures. Spring is on its way and before you know it a super awful hot summer will be smacking us upside the head. I have a feeling it’s going to be worse than it’s ever been.
So lets enjoy this while we have it!
Next week I’m in Amsterdam! I’ll explain more later.
I’m loving that you have a great, new job and are whizzing about exploring new places as part of it. What a great perk and I’m cheering you on. I knwo what its like to be pootling along making small potatoes on freelance jobs and then all of a sudden be in a fast paced corporate job. Your going to do great, everything you’ve done in the last 20 years has led you here :) xx
I’m so freaking happy for you. =)
I’m so happy that you’re thriving in this new job!
You found your calling! Thank you for saying it as it is. I could draw inspiration from you. Love this post.
Go, B, Go! Happy for you. Happy you got to enjoy Yountville, so pretty this time of year and you got decent weather. Can’t wait to hear about – Amsterdam?!
I need to visit this space more often. Sorry I’ve been a mediocre friend and not keeping up with you. I am so distracted now a days. Whenever you mention that there’s a new blog post I tell myself I will have to pull it up later then distraction happens and I forget. I can’t wait to hear more. Sounds so exciting! ??????
And if you are seeing question marks in my last comment…those were emojis. I put them in wondering if they would work. They don’t. Hahahaha! And I totally almost put in a laughing emoji right there but caught myself. You would have gotten more question marks.
Congrats, B!! This all sounds so exciting! Can’t wait to tune in for all of your new adventures. Enjoy!
I’m in my 50s and slowing down, living vicariously through your new adventures, thank you for always being brave. And thank you for loving Northern California, xoxo from Sacramento.