There’s nothing quite like a conversation with your grandparent to make you stop and smell the roses. I called (or “phoned” as my Canadian friends would say) my grandmother the other day… we try to catch up about once per week. I love these conversations we have, but usually they end up just about the same every time.
Grams asked me, “What’s new?”
I have the type of Grandparents that just love to hear about all the things my brother and I are doing. Living vicariously? Maybe. But we’re the only grandkids so I get it.
The first words out of my mouth? “Not much”.
Wrong. So wrong.
She follows up with a “How’s AV’s job going?” It’s common knowledge in my family that he is a work horse.
I fill her in, “Oh, he’s starting a new job”. My grandmother gives me an “Oh, really” and I continue to explain that he’s been working insane hours (what else is new?) because his company is being sold and he’s in charge of the financial statements blah blah blah. And in the midst of all this, during a lunch time meeting with a old colleague, he got offered a new job he couldn’t refuse. Perfect.
My Grams goes on to ask how MY job is going. “Oh, I got a new job too!” She gives me another “Oh, really!”. I went on to explain how I finally got offered a transfer to a clinic closer to where I live and that soon I will not have to make my hour long commute anymore. HOORAY.
Just when I think I filed in my Grams about all that was going on, she went and asked about how the house was coming along. “Well, we’re starting our renovation on our bathroom…” Because who doesn’t love renovating their only bathroom. #INeedAVacation
Somehow being “in the weeds” so-to-speak of the craziness it all really doesn’t seem that overwhelming. I am anxiously (read: nervous excitement) waiting the results from my board exam as well as the start of my new job. I hope I love it as much as I anticipated (I spent a lot of effort making it happen). I pray that everything works out ok in the remodel…ie: no major issues. But this isn’t an HGTV show, so I think we’re in the clear. Once the bathroom is done, we will be moving on to our next project(s) including replacing our windows, painting and furnishing our house.
Bottom line with all of this. I am actually kinda nervous. Nervous for my new job. For AV’s new job. That the bathroom will finish on time and that it will be what we wanted.
And as much as the nervous excitement/anxiousness is draining, it’s also energizing. I figure…in a few short weeks, I could be working at my dream job and be coming how to a beautiful bathroom. AV and I have learned SO MUCH in the last few weeks about career navigation and even more about salary negotiations (coming to the blog soon about this) that I am thankful we are taking this giant leap of change in stride.
So what’s new? A whole lot. But ‘new’ and ‘change’ are the name of my game…and I’m ready!
*** And because a post isn’t a post without a picture…a little update on the bathroom!!!