Back to Work

Back to Work

My last full-time gig 2009.

I’ve recently accepted a full-time position going back into sales. The job is with a marketing company that does in-store promotion for SAMS Club. It will provide me a chance to earn a decent living after a long dry spell to rebuild my savings. I’m excited and a little nervous. I haven’t worked full-time since 2009 when the economy fell apart. It’s been a long hard road since then. I’ve learned to live very simply and denied myself many pleasures. It will be nice to have a better income to live on and build my savings, but will I have the time and energy to enjoy them? I don’t think working 40+ hours a week (especially at a job that isn’t my passion) is healthy or sustainable, but I’m intending to do it for a few years, focus on saving money, and get ready for retirement.

Hiking the Buffalo River 2018

I probably won’t be writing, posting, or even reading as much on WordPress. I hope to keep my blog active, but it will probably be less often and a lower priority than it has been for the last few years. I want to thank my subscribers, many who have been following me for years and become part of my support and online community. You have brought much joy and meaning to my life. You are the reason I kept writing and posting through my periods of doubt and depression.

Maybe one day, I’ll even get to meet some of you. That would be awesome! Thanks again for your love and support.

Blessings, Brad


70 thoughts on “Back to Work

  1. best wishes, Brad – and there is a time to do exactly what you are doing – and it will pay off later – and actually a few years of these can sometimes feed creativity and could have lasting fruits – sometimes we need routine, submitting to authority – and the change can really keep the funk out – πŸ™‚

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  2. wishing you all the best brad! this feels like a positive change. i’m sure it wasn’t an easy choice, but you truly deserve happiness and i think that you’ll find a way to create more balance this time around with all that you’ve gained in experience over the years. i’m happy for you and although will miss you here, will be thinking of you, intending good vibes, and hopefully you’ll be able to feel the shared giggles in your heart that i’ll be sending along to you ❀ i have some changes coming up in my own life, which includes more work focus too, as the balance to things so i'm right there with you and cheering you on! big warm hugs!

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  3. Congratulations on the new job, Brad, and very best wishes to you! I too am going to need to start thinking about working more in the near future, and to be honest, I’m not looking forward to it haha! But I’m hoping to find something that is inline with my passions. If not, I can still find ways to nurture and feed my soul when I’m not at work – and I know you can do the same. πŸ™‚ After you settle in a bit to your new work/life routine, please keep in touch here and on other social media as you’re able and feel led to. I’ll be thinking of you and praying for you and sending love and light vibes your way! πŸ™‚ ❀

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    • Thanks for the kind encouragement Julie! I know I can and will find the balance. Like you, I’m not thrilled to be working full-time, but grateful for the opportunities this provides. And having more limits will mean I have to make the most of my time off. It’s off to work I go! πŸ™‚

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  4. Congratulations on the new job, Brad! My best wishes for you and continue to move in the direction of your choice. You have blessed so many people with your positive posts….never loose sight of that and the impact it has had on so many!!

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  5. I’ve only just recently found your blog but understand that change is in the air…I made a big life-style change in 1999 leaving a managerial position to move down to Mexico for three months which kick-started living a very simple life supplemented by part-time work for almost 20 years! I wish you the very best and yes, between the working hours, creativity will show itself and the fruits of your labour will allow you some of those luxuries you’ve been missing!

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  6. Congrats Brad. I am so happy for you. Hopefully, this new job will provide you with the opportunity to enjoy life (as you build your nest egg). This couldn’t happen to a better, kinder person. And while this may not be your dream job, your positive personality will help you succeed. And you never know, if it may lead to something better for you.

    I wish you all ther luck and happiness life has to offer. You will be missed my friend,

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  7. All the best Brad….i hope it all works out and you find much happiness in your new endeavors….A lot of folks are slowing down on blogging now anyway, so don’t worry… What was isn’t necessarily what is now. Times change! Wishing you happiness within….VK πŸ™‚

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  8. Congratulations Brad, to start a new job or enterprise can be uncomfortable but I am sure you
    will find your balance. Hopefully enjoy some co-workers friendship and even write to us when you
    relax at home.
    You will be just fine, I am sure.


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  9. Brad what wonderful news to return to after my break away my friend.. Keep following your heart and what feels right.. Working full time leaves little time for blogging I know, I did some years ago and burnt the midnight oil.. πŸ™‚
    So blog when you feel able and settle into your new routine..
    I so hope all works out well for you my friend.. You deserve it..
    Much love your way Brad and take care of yourself.. and I know we will not lose touch. πŸ™‚

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  10. Hi Brad,
    I’m excited and pleased for you to be doing whatever is the next step for you. It seems like being on this step is just a matter of balancing and finding more peace and freedom, one way or another. I’m happy for you. So nice to see you always, and whenever I do! Sending joy…… Ka

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  11. Congrats on getting a full time role, Brad. Sounds like life will be quite different for you now, and hope you are adjusting well. I’m glad I found your blog over the last year, and really enjoyed your poetry and the images that you share. Will continue to follow along. Best of luck with the job and saving up πŸ™‚

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  12. Sometimes we grow so much we are needed to go back to work to inspire and support others at closer quarters… I do hope you settle here as I feel it can help you and others, yes save for the next times of freedomβ€οΈπŸ˜˜πŸŒˆπŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ•Ί AND let me how how it is cause I’m catching up with your postsπŸ˜‰ much love x

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