First, I have been honored and awed by the flood of comments that I’ve received both online and off regarding my Things I’m Afraid To Tell You Post. I so appreciate your kind and thoughtful words. I know many of you experience some of the same feelings as I. Thank you much for your gracious support. I want to assure you all that I am very grateful for all that I have in my life. I acknowledge that my life is rich and full of wonderful things. I feel very lucky. Still, I believe that no matter what situation we’re in, we can all have these self-doubts and concerns and that it is okay to voice them. I also want to assure you that I am not paralyzed by the insecurities I described. Feelings such as these, as for many people, are more episodic in nature depending on what is going on around me. Most days I am full of joy and thrilled that I am spending so much time doing things I love, some days are filled with anxiety and some days with sadness. This is all okay. As I step into my own shoes and embrace all that I am and what I love to do, the sad and anxious days dwindle. I think we can all work on being thankful for what we have, embracing our true selves and approaching life with a happy and positive attitude. This is why I always come back to the importance of enjoying that precious present moment and this is particularly important for me right now.
My family just received some rather big news. My husband just got his dream job with the Baltimore Ravens as the Director of Football Analytics. He is beyond excited, as are we for him, too. It has been a long time coming and a very twisty road to get there. He quit his job 6 years ago to pursue this dream. For three years, I worked hard to support the family while he went for it. After three years, I asked him to find a regular paying job again. The stress of providing financially for the family had gotten overwhelming for me. I know he was disappointed, but he didn’t give up. He kept working at nights and squeezing in sports work when he could. Three months ago, I took a big gulp and told him to give it another go. Three months later, we find ourselves facing packing up the house, leaving the only home the kids have known and moving across the country to the east coast. No matter. I can’t express how thrilled I am for Sandy to achieved his life long goal. What an amazing thing for the kids and me to witness. It is an exciting new chapter for us all. This will open up new opportunities for me as well, which have me rather giddy. In the meantime, we are going to take this Father’s Day to celebrate our successes and bask in the sunlight of this happy day.
Thanks for being a great Dad, Sandy!
Love from Charlie.