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When The World Gets In Your Way

Today was a wonderful day spent with Zoom. I get Saturdays with him all by myself, since his dad has an unusual schedule. It’s neat for Zoom because he gets a special day on Thursdays with Dad, and then another day alone with just Mom on Saturday. Sunday is our family day.

Zoom has become a laughing, funny baby. He amuses himself easily, often laughing away on his play mat as he bats at toys. It’s amazing to see him change. It’s also amazing to see his face light up when his Daddy comes home.

I can’t say that we did that much. Laundry. I sorted out some of the spices in the kitchen (get ready for a thrilling before and after, folks). I read a lot about my Blogging Your Way course. And I tried to rest up because Zoom was nice enough to give me his cold.

I was listening to music today on Pandora, and out of nowhere came the Goo Goo Dolls Acoustic #3. It was a song I hadn’t heard in ages, and yet as the music started, it took me back to the time that the album came out.

Today the lines of “I wonder where all these dreams go when the world gets in your way” struck me. I feel like I’m in the middle of figuring out “what’s next” in my life. Zoom’s arrival has made me rethink everything.

I used to work in advertising and the hours were long. I made the decision to leave that world when my maternity leave was up. I weighed the pros and cons and took a freelance gig at a credit union. My boss is an old friend. The work is interesting and straight forward. And I’d be lying if I didn’t admit it thrills me that I can be at day care by about 5:00 every day to pick up my little boy.

So what is next? I’m hoping this time out of advertising will help. I am hoping that taking the Blogging course will shine some light on that. I’m going to be listening to my heart, and I have to say that I’m already so happy that I have a beacon of what is True North. And he’s the sweetest boy you’ll ever meet.