Yesterday was my first day back at work after all my recent health problems. Many people have said I was crazy to go back to work on a Friday, but I was keen to get back.
I love my job. Technically I have 5 jobs - I own 2 businesses, I organise and promote rock gigs, run a community group, and have another job in the field of luxury, natural skincare.
It felt so good to be back, I completed another commission, so on Monday I can contact the next person on my waiting list and give them the happy news that i'm now starting work on their items.
I am really blessed to be able to work at something I enjoy. I think I have been very fortunate because in all my working life I have never had a job I hated.
Of course, the flip side of owning your own businesses is that if something goes wrong, it's all your fault! Lol. Luckily I haven't ever been in that position - and gracious lady luck please bless me that I haven't now jinxed myself.
I am very fortunate. Sometimes it is easy to get into a mindset of self pity - I see it so often in other people, but there is always a way out, even if you can't see it at that moment in time.
I try hard to remember that I must not take all this for granted. I always try to keep karma on my side by giving one item for a local charity for each item I make, and I do a lot of commissions for free for local organisations and those less fortunate than myself. My friends think i'm crazy, though.
Anyway, I'm so excited to be at work again on Monday. I am so very very lucky, because I know things could've turned out so different.
Sometimes I wonder - how much of this is pure chance and dumb luck, how much of it is from hard work, and how much have I had a little helping hand with - by whoever or whatever.
I like to think my mum is giving me a helping hand. There have certainly been a few occasions where massive jumps in my life have happened out of the blue, concerning things she was always wanting to happen for me while she was alive - even those things I resisted so strongly on purpose have somehow made themselves a very welcome part of my life.
Mum, if you've done all this, Thankyou, and I love you so much.