I have big news to share: after much thought, many tears, and lots of prayers, I decided to retire from nursing after nearly 40 years. To me, it was becoming a rat race . . . so busy, mistakes were being made. The joy was gone. I knew that I had to make a change. I have the support of my wonderful husband. So I did it. I am officially retired from nursing. Whew. It has been a mix of emotions for me, but I believe I made the right decision.
Now I find that I want to get everything done around the house that has not gotten done. So much to do and so little time. It's nearly impossible to get everything done in one week, right?! Ha Ha!
But I found out I need to make time for myself and my health. I need to make time for the things I enjoy.
I love to scrap . . . so I finished a scrapbook page that I started at an all day crop I attended a few months ago:
This one is a simply one and it's all about friendship:
The second thing I enjoy is taking time to exercise, specifically walk . . . and being outdoors. I have gone for a walk every single morning since I stopped working.
Want to come along with me? Here we go . . .
I feel very blessed that this beautiful area is just 5 min from my home:
Doesn't the trail draw you in?
Hmmmmmm . . . seems a little scary, but it's not . . .
Looking through the trees to the stream below:
Here comes the challenging part:
Not so hard . . . and very beautiful at the top:
There are lots of tree roots to get in your way, so step carefully:
The sun is peeking through the woods to light the trail:
And you can always take stairs down to the stream if you don't want to hike on the trail:
Just a reminder . . . we are on the right track:
The sun's shining beautifully on the wild flowers:
Tiny creatures co-exist with us:
This one was slithering along the trail and I had to snap it quickly with my cell phone . . .
There are signs along the way to point us in the right direction:
Here's an interesting bridge to cross:
Here's the stream again:
The trail is heading back:
And finally, here's the bridge leading us to the parking lot:
I hope you enjoyed following me through the woods at Jacobsburg Park! I feel refreshed and ready for the day.
Take care of YOU today, whatever you may be doing.
Enjoy . . .