Today is my second to last day at TJX. Tonight is my first night as a pup mommy. It’s a big day. One that I have waited for what feels like forever.
I took a walk in a wooded path near the office to get my thoughts together this morning. It’s November and it’s 70 degrees out and I’m in jeans and a tshirt at 730 in the morning, what are the chances?! I was listening to Florence & the Machines, and kept closing my eyes as I felt the sun beat down on my face. I felt lucky. As I was briskly walking out of the woods, I took a deep breath and had this outer body-like experience that I finally was coming out of the woods. I felt like I was watching myself closing the chapter on this time of my life. A beautiful, little bit selfish, crazy time in my life. In its own weird way, it was a wonderful time. It had lots of ups and downs and I focused on myself mostly. My career, my happiness, my needs. But now I feel like I’m ready to begin focusing on others more often- by having my work help others and by taking care of a living breathing thing that’s not me– it’s a Phoebe!!!! I came back down to earth and realized I still have today and Monday to get thru at TJX but I’ve made it. I’ve finally taken the step I’ve been wanting to take to change my life for the better.
This day is a gift. This time in my life is a gift. I am excited. I am nervous. I am grateful.
Thanks for always being here,
11 thoughts on “Out of the Woods”
Last day at TJX!? Bittersweet – congrats Jess! Where’s life taking you next?
Thanks Ryan!!! And I’m going to ALS TDI, a nonprofit in Camrbidge focused on finding a cure for ALS! Still digital marketing but obviously much different goals, which is exciting!
That is awesome! Best of luck, I know you’ll do just fine.
Your blog this morning touched me so deeply, you truly are a gift to all!
Oh Gram, thank you! You’re a gift to me. I love you!
WOW! Big day for you, Jessy, for sure. So happy for you. Phoebe is one lucky pup to go to such a wonderful couple ❤️ Enjoy every minute. I know you will. A furbaby changes everything! 🐾 ❤️ Send pictures please. Love, Aunt Cathy 🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾
WOW! This is a very big day for you, Jessy, for sure. So very happy for you! Phoebe is one lucky pup to have parents as wonderful as you two. Enjoy every minute of your new life path, as well as having a new family addition. A “fur-baby” changes everything. Looking forward to seeing pictures of her homecoming. ❤️🐾 Love, Auny Carhy 🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾
Very exciting Jess. Enjoy your new puppy. The world is yours to take!
Thanks Mrs. J!!!! Nerve wracking but exciting time!!
Enjoy your new dog. Being a dog parent is the best!!
Thank you, I am so excited. First day has been incredible!