As I close the chapter of my work life at the Missouri Department of Agriculture and I prepare to begin a new work chapter, I have mixed feelings. I am good at my job, I enjoy the work that I do, but it is my personal life that fills the well of happiness in my heart. So, with my new job giving me summers off, and breaks throughout the year, I will have more time to fill the well. More time with my family. I can't imagine anything better than that. I am sad to walk away from relationships. I am afraid that my brain won't be used ever again that way that I use it now. But I am hopeful.
And maybe I can use this space more. Maybe I can remember what unfiltered writing feels like. Or maybe you will all just have to read about my kids driving me wonderfully crazy. Or about them making me furiously happy. Or maybe I will just post pictures of the dogs. Probably none of that.