I quit my job today. I handed in my 2 weeks notice. I do not have a plan, a back up plan, or a back up back up plan in place, like I normally would.

My family needs me – simply stated – my loving, beautiful, irreplaceable Mother needs me by her side while she continues to fight the evil C and prepare herself for a stem cell transplant and all that comes along with it.

I can honestly say that I never would have imagined that at 26 (in August), I would be unemployed, living back in my parents home, watching my mom fight this terrible thing.

Despite all of this…I feel lighter – like a weight has lifted and a little bit of the fog in my mind has cleared. I have no idea what this life is going to bring me in the immediate future, or in the long run, but if I have learned anything in the past 7 months…I now know that you’ve just got to ride the wave that sweeps in, hold on to your faith, hold on to your strength, never give up, and use your heart to help you find the way.

With this new life that I’ll be leading, I’m going to blog more, read more, sleep more, clean more, write more, and enjoy the little things that put a smile on my face more. Maybe this will just end up being the redirection my life needed.