New Chapter…Day 1.


So today was the first day I woke up and didn’t have to go to work. Not because it was the weekend. Not because I was on vacation. But because I just didn’t have to go to work. I don’t have a job to go to anymore. (More on that here) And I would be lying if I said, it wasn’t GREAT!

I stayed up later than usual last night, why? Because I didn’t have to get up at 4am and it was pretty weird. Weird in a good way though. 10pm came around last night and I was like “la dee dah, look at me, up all late n’ stuff!” HA HA 10pm, I know is NOT late really but when you usually get up at the crack of dawn, it’s late. In fact, 8pm feels late when you get up at that time. So I got up this morning early (630am) so I could take my nine year old to school for the first time in yeeeeeears. Six years to be exact. It was AWESOME! I had breakfast with her and then took her to school. On the way home, I talked to one of my best girlfriends and we giggled like school girls.  I came home and my Momma Jane had already gotten the baby up so I walked in and started dancing.  You know that happy dance you do when you find a dollar bill in your coat pocket months later kinda dance. Mom and the baby Luna just laughed at me. I made Lu breakfast and made me some cereal and a pot of decaf coffee. It was nice. I sat at the table with her and watched the sun rise up into the sky. It was beautiful. I said out loud, “Thank you God!” Thanks for this moment and for this day. I felt just SO overwhelmed with gratitude. Then I opened my door and my sweet neighbor dropped off a gift bag with some relaxing gifts for me. Who knew being jobless meant you got presents. Grateful for her and for that! lol


I know this is only day one and there are many more jobless days (months) ahead of me, but I already have a list. A list of things I need to do and a list of things I want to do and I can’t wait! On the list today however, just a few things. Shower, wash my hair and have lunch with my friend Taylor. 🙂  Taylor works for a radio station (the world I just left) and we try to get together every few months to do life together. I enjoy her immensely.  She came equipped with the essentials for a newly jobless friend…a sweet card in a sweet gift bag with a bottle of Prosecco and dessert. How do we women just know what other women just need? I don’t know but I am grateful we do. We spent houuuuuurs talking and laughing about life. I could feel my heart just filling up. I left our lunch with an extra skip in my step.

Later while in carpool, I caught up with friends on the phone and laughed some more. Now it’s back home now with toys everywhere from the little one and the other one upstairs doing her homework while my hubster works in his office. Back to the usual afternoon routine. The house is quiet for the moment. I am taking it in. I feel more aware. More at peace. If day one is any indication, I think I may really like this whole being jobless thing.

XO Surviving Mommy

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  • Judy Murphy Oshinski says:

    so happy for you cindy! a mother’s heart is always with home and family, and now you can enjoy that time guilt free ! wishing you many more days like today, and looking forward to hear where you “land” next…

  • Tom Sullivan says:

    Just love this post Cindy! I experienced the same thing…except a tall bottle of wine (which I bought!) and of course lot’s of great friends. I then paid off my house. That was a real blessing. And then donated all my radio station swag to a charity. Life, it’s what you will be able to experience now…enjoy every moment…like right now!

  • Maria Owen Gelderman says:

    Good for you, Cindy! I think it’s about time for you. Keep us posted where you end up in 6 months or so.

  • Amie H Cheek says:

    So happy for this first of many wonderful days ahead!

  • Marie Castine says:

    In a few weeks you will wonder how you were able to do it all AND a full time job! LOL!

  • Kimberly Totten says:

    I am so happy for you that Day one was a success and wishing you many more days of happiness. Just a few months ago I was in the same situation (as in finding my self jobless lol) after many years and I remember after shock and what the crap moments lol I was so excited sitting in the car rider line picking up the kiddos which had been years since I had the ability to do that. And lunch with friends and just me time. I feel you on the do to lists, I did some major spring cleaning and projects lol… 4 months flew by but I enjoyed every second of it 🙂 sorry for the long comment haha I wish you the best and can’t wait to read about your journey.

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