That is a funny looking word, Whew.  The more I look at it the funnier it gets.

But as a descriptive, it is a perfect word for this week.  Whew. (emphasis on the airy Wh)

I’m so grateful for my new job.

Gratitude has been bubbling up in me every morning, bouncing me out of bed at 5:15, bouncing me around the house, singing in traffic, and being “all in” for the meetings I’ve been a part of this week.

Will the new wear off?  Probably.

But for now, I’ve got the New Job, Bubbling Up, Happy Feet, gratitude going on.

And, I’m up at 2am on a Saturday morning, looking at the big moon, and feeling pretty good.


Not the greatest capture of the moon outside, but there it is!

Starting Fresh, still hating change


I have always observed that change is the only thing we can count on. Nothing ever stays the same.

I recently made the decision to change jobs. Not that anyone in the mortgage industry ever escapes, we are in for life. Mortgage is what I know, and now I have the opportunity to be on the ground floor of a new correspondent division for an independent company. I wasn’t really even looking for a new job…..it just appeared, this wonderful opportunity. I’m very blessed to have friends who recommend me.

The thing about starting over is that it is hard work. It’s going to take some time to get to know the new system, the overlays, the culture, and bring the clients on board. I’m not afraid of working hard, and so far everything seems to be coming together for our August launch.

So I’m set and determined to move forward boldly. Although change is constant in my life, I don’t like it. The ‘not liking’ won’t make any difference. I just have to keep moving, grateful that I’m able to be employed during this time of high unemployment. I’m confident that all will be just fine.

Today it’s time to celebrate a fresh start, breath in and out, and look forward in confident hope to the success in my future.