The first of February marks a milestone for me, one that I celebrated with a post last year that you can read if you would like. The day marks my two year anniversary at my present job.
Many of you will note that I don’t share on public social media what my job is. I’ve taken to keeping it a secret, other than I work a gig where I am face to face dealing with customer service. I ask friends who know to keep it a secret as well on social media, since it something I just prefer to keep private. But the job has been a blessing the past two years because it enabled me to get out of a very toxic work situation.
Yes, I have stresses in this job. Yes, there’s days where I just don’t want to go to work because I am tired or would rather be doing other things. Yes, there are days that make me all kinds of emotional at times. But overall, the job pays more than just my bills and it’s a great place to work. I am valued as an employee and as a person there and I am able to be myself. I honestly love it and wouldn’t trade it for anything else. As long as I feel that way, I will continue to work there.
I have had a few close friends tell me this job was the right choice. I have been told I seem happier and more creative. And they would be correct. After all, I am making a better wage with less stress and the ability to take vacation time without being guilted out of it. I was able to take two different trips out of state last year, one to California and one to Chicago. The other half and I bought a badly needed second vehicle, making work commutes easier. Life is a little better than it had been, for which I am extremely thankful.
Sometimes, you need a good swift kick in the rear to make you change your life’s course. Were it not for the series of events that led to me resigning from my previous job, I may still have been slogging away at it today. But life had other plans. And that is part of the magic of life. It’s part of this story I continue to write.
Speaking of stories……
On the writing front, I have the proof for the next novel in my Portals Series in hand and am reading through it, making sure it is formatted correctly and checking over some last minute mistakes. It’s called Luna and here’s the book blurb:
Despite being female, Lyka holds the elemental powers of the magister, just like her great-grandaunt Rhianna and her grandfather’s cousin Ambarre. But she is unique in her realm because she is not immune to the wolf-shifting capabilities the Necromancer had forced upon the Sons of Lasco three generations before. Because she persists in using her capabilities, she has become an outcast, banished to the far edge of the realm to live with her granduncle Caradoc in his common-born village. But when a drifter with no memory appears in Pyra, Lyka must confront the past while also helping to uncover Drifter’s memories and the reasons behind her own powers. Can she help to recover what was lost and become who she was destined to become all along? Will she discover who truly should be the Luna?
Like the first three novels, Luna will be released simultaneously in paperback form and on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited.
Also on the writing front, my first novella in the series, Child of the Sage, is available for free this week on Kindle. While it is part of the series, it can be read as a standalone! So if you’ve been waiting, now is your chance to try out one of my stories for FREE! But act soon, because the deal ends on Sunday, 5 February 2023!
Stay, magical friends. And as always, write your own stories!
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2 thoughts on “Two years ago”
Thank you for the book, KS! Considering the amount of time we spend at work in a week, a job you love is priceless. (99% of the time, I love mine as well.) Birds may not know why they are getting kicked out of the nest, but that’s the only way they can fly. Sounds like whatever circumstances took you out of your old job showed you your wings as well 💞💞💞
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You are welcome, Dawn! Hope you enjoy it. And thank you for the comments. The old job was indeed very tough – I once upon a time enjoyed the people I worked with and still keep in touch with some of them as a result, but am very happy where I am now.
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