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Well, I’m back.  If there is one thing I’ve learned it’s that life can change quickly, so be ready to adapt to a new normal.  My newest normal is unemployed!  My position was eliminated in a restructuring and as we approach our 5th wedding anniversary this year, I finally moved home.   After all, nowhere in the breast cancer survivor literature does it recommend working almost 2 hours from your home and living out there 3 nights/week so you could focus on work!

I am excited to find out what this next chapter is all about.  I am excited to push myself out of my comfort zone and try some new things.  I am excited to live life.

Some friends from work encouraged me to keep the blog going to document how this Lifetime movie I seem to be living in continues to unfold.  Plus, they want to hear what life is like “on the other side”.  So, I figured, why not?  I’ve got time.

Before this Next Chapter gets into full swing, Polly Planner took over week one as I needed to take some time and get settled at home.  I had to get a new computer and de-couple my personal life from my professional life, stock the fridge & cabinets, get back into a routine at the gym with the morning mommy crew, and do a lot of reorganizing to put things away.  I have two sets of most things (to make the back and forth to Western Mass easier) and way more shoes than I thought when you combine the work shoes with the play shoes.

Wednesday night we went to Boston to see Sara Evans at the Royale Theatre.  She was awesome, the venue was awesome, we had a blast.  Although, another great part was not having the stress of figuring out how I was going to get out of work, get back from Western Mass, and get to Boston in time for the show.  It’s the little things that can make a difference sometimes.

So, continue to follow along if you want to read about the Next Chapter.  Right now I have to run, it’s St. Patrick’s Day and I’m going out for happy hour with my husband, just because I can!!!  Cheers.

Deb in FLA 2014

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