Life has been extremely busy. It's gotten to the point where B and I have looked at our life and our priorities and realized that we've somehow gotten off track. There is no time for relationships, no time for fun, no time for anything more than the "hi & bye" we say to each other during the week. Weekends have been nothing more than two additional days to work as much as humanly possible before collapsing and starting the process all over again the next day. We are self-proclaimed workaholics. We know this. The cute little saying we've heard over and over is true - "All work, and no play makes Jack a dull boy." In my case, "All work and no play makes Courtney irritable, sleep deprived, a bad wife, friend, sister and daughter and one very unhealthy girl." A good night's sleep consists of maybe 3-4 hours. Not good. It's all finally caught up with me. As much as I hate change there was no way around it.
After three awesome years of working at our church, I've made the decision to step down and resign from my role as Early Childhood Coordinator. It's been a wonderful experience. I know it was the exact place the Lord wanted me to be for a season. I've learned so much and I am thankful to have had the opportunity. Cornerstone is still our church home. B and I will still be members. We will be attending and volunteering regularly. I've been asked so many times if we are mad at someone of if something has happened to cause me to leave....both answers are no.
Things From a Cloud is keeping me very very busy. I didn't realize how much time and work it would take to keep it up and running. I've had a dream of owning my own business for as long as I can remember. My husband has always given me the freedom to follow my dreams and has been extremely gracious when those "dreams" have failed or fizzled out. I had to make the decision to put all of my focus and energy into Things From a Cloud to even see if it can be a success. I have been encouraged by the response we've seen over the past couple of months.
This is a huge leap into uncharted territory for B and I. Our family budget is definitely used to having two steady incomes. So, I probably won't be wearing the newest fashions this summer and there won't be any exciting summer vacation. There will be more time to be a friend, sister, daughter, aunt and wife. I'm looking forward to actually having a clean house and laundry that gets folded and put away. I'm excited for the future of TFAC. I'm hopeful that our little family will grow. I'm looking forward to life slowing down a little bit.
Goals for the summer:
- Get healthy
- Things From a Cloud growing and being productive/successful
- Having more "Aunt CC" time!
- Being present. Living in the moment.
Happy Tuesday to you!