Friday, December 29, 2023

2024 rhymes with opening new doors

acrylic on canvas
8 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir ©️

Although it was a hard year in many ways, 2023 was also filled
with wonder.  At the start of the year I lost a job I'd enjoyed 
for 8 years.  Online teaching had its benefits, but one drawback
was not ever meeting the new manager in person.  

Miracles happen. A fellow staffer recommended me for another job,  and I got one of the best teaching opportunities I've ever had.  Pure joy teaching Presentation and Advocacy.

Plus last summer my husband was told that his contract would
be renewed, and a week later told not only would it not be renewed,
but it would end a week early!

Luckily we are mostly a positive couple.  My husband decided to take
me to Paris if he wasn't going to be working, even though that didn't
make any sense financially.  So we booked the trip to 
leave in a week. The day before we were to depart, as we sat in the car eating take out wraps, my husband got a phone call offering him a new job with the same company, to start when we returned from our vacation.

It was magical. So was Paris.  We spent a week there, saw good friends, made new ones, and a week after we came home left for Nova Scotia.

It has been a busy fall.  Teaching, shows, family health issues.

I am looking forward to the great things 2024 will bring us.  I
feel certain that magical, and exciting happenings are in the

Have a loving your life day.

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