Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Ice Blue



We have all heard the expression..."the calm before the storm"...



I seem to be experiencing "the storm before the calm" these last few weeks of life in the corporate world...



Many loose ends to tie up...
Preparing to say goodbye to longtime coworkers and friends...
...trying to help each one land in a soft place...
...cleaning out files...preparing the way for the new...
...trying to facilitate a smooth transition for all...

...Change is good...but not always easy.

Playing with icy wintry images tonight....relaxing...
Hope you all have a good night's sleep...
:) Laura

24 comments:

Andrea said...

So sorry your having a rough time during this transition. I'm sure it is a very difficult time for you. But I bet you can't wait for those days of no alarm clocks, pajamas all day, playing around with this and that, tinkering with crafts.......Thinking of you as you go through your "storm"

FILIGREE MOON said...

Aaargh! I'm sure it just can't finish up soon enough! These images are beautiful. Keep up the good work (the fun stuff, that is). ~ Angela

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Keeping you in my thoughts, Laura.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Change after a long time experience is hard, but once you get through this phase, it will be blue skies and the promise of your dream. Look to the future and all that lies before you with anticipation and joy. Peace & blessings, Tammy

The French Bear said...

Oh dear, I was hoping for smooth sailing for you. Hang in there, I can send you a big smooshy hug, how's that!!!! I can't wait for you to be free and creating..... i got my copy of the Somerset Life magazine!!!! I made a special trip to the bookstore today, just to read your publication, and I love it!!! It is so exciting to know someone that has been published, I showed everyone at work, they were all excited to!!! All of us were proud of you!!
We spend our coffee breaks looking at all my favourite blogs!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Rustique Gallery said...

Laura, even though it is hard, you will reap the rewards! I envy you in this endeavor. Love your icy works. Sherry

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Dear Laura
Well as a contractor I move on every couple of years and it is always exhausting at the end trying to tidy up the loose ends as you say... I'm sure after all your years there they will miss you terribly. Take it easy.. and keep warm.. xx JUlie

Wizard of Was said...

Hi Laura,
Your co-workers are so blessed that you have concerns to make the transition for them easy. Soon you will reap your rewards...sweet days of relaxation, creative inspirations and enjoyment on a new level for your home. Good luck in these next few weeks
Gale

SharDon Exclusives said...

Laura, your images are gorgeous. It always helps to unwind, doing something that is relaxing. I am sorry you are having some work related stress. I will keep you in my prayers when ever I see the color of ice blue...blessings to you,
Sharon

BellaRosa said...

Laura amor, may the sun start to shine through that storm very soon. Hope the transition becomes easier and that your last days there are nothing but lovely memories you can later cherish. Besos, Rose

city hen said...

It is always darkest just before the dawn!
Best wishes,
Rhonda

Theresa said...

I remember those days at the end:) It is sweet to see the future and sad to leave your friends. You will be just fine and I know once you get past these days... oh sweet retirement:) Have a blessed day dear Laura!

Jane said...

Good luck with the transition. Your co-workers and company are lucky to have someone as dedicated as yourself to see the job through until the end.
I have been in the corporate world for 28 years now....in the same industry I started in. Was the young rep when I started and now I'm the "old" rep wearing my reading glasses and wearing flats!! I'm looking forward to the day when I hang up my briefcase.
Jane

Ange said...

Don't forget to breathe dear Laura. Change is most certainly not always easy - such is the nature of change! But you will feel so much better having done it so well. I know ice blue and a few deep, calming breaths help centre me too when a storm is underway ;-) Sending you prayers.
And your first image I love for the old wood and the ice blue. The second is beautiful of the blessed virgin Mary...

Bernie said...

Love your blog....one I go to every time....

marysworkshop said...

Your lovely images do evoke peace and serenity. May you be blessed with both during this difficult transition time, Laura.

My husband and I have weathered many storms, and given the perspective of time, many turned out to be blessings. May the thought of your new life ahead fill you with hope.- Mary

Anne~Fiona and Twig said...

Change can be thrilling and terrifying at the same time. And exhausting!
I know that you will sail through this passage with your customary grace and style. :-)

Thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement on my blog! Yep, we learn to be craftier *together*!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Anne

Blue Muse said...

Gorgeous images - and you are so right, change is never easy but in the end it is always necessary for your path to go where it is meant to go. Strength and love to you.
xo Isa

Elyse said...

hi laura,

lots of unsettling times in the working world. hope all goes as well as possible.

love your top image.

xo
elyse

Then and Now at Collected Treasures said...

Laura,
I'm an OR nurse and as usual have had a stressful day. I am between cases so I decided to check out some of my favorite blogs on my lunch break. Just looking at your beautiful pictures lifted my spirits. Sorry that you in a difficult time. Heres hoping for better days ahead.
Thanks so much,
Carolyn

Linz said...

I completely understand. We're going through a period of transition in our office. Need some relaxation at home (and something beautiful to look at, thank you!) to weather through this particular storm!

Rosemary said...

Much luck to you Laura!!
I think you will get used to it very quickly.
Rosemary

Tracey said...

Your images are beautiful Laura...as always!!!

I hope your last few weeks of corporate life do in fact go smoothly for you...I'm just certain GREAT things are in store for you!!

Many blessings ~

:) T

Les Cotrions said...

Hello Laura! Changing is exciting but tiring too! Lots of things to do! I'm sure you'll enjoy your new life!
Take care and have a nice week end!
Vale