Sunday, January 1, 2012

Sunday Citar - New Year, New Adventures!

"The secret for success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes."  Benjamin Disraeli

On December 1st my husband started a new adventure.  He COMPLETELY changed career paths.  It was a scary and exciting time for both of us. 

If you have been reading my blog for a while, you may already know my husband is an optician (he dispenses contact lenses and glasses).  He has worked for a few optical companies since getting his license (you have to be licensed in NYS) and had worked for 8yrs at his last location. 

So instead of being an optician, he is now a Jr. Developer for a company out of Tennessee.  Yep, couldn't be any more different than being an optician.  Over the last 8 months, there were lots of late nights and weekends, his friend (who works for the same company) taught my husband computer coding.  I could not be more proud of my husband & grateful to his best friend since childhood for teaching him.  Jeff worked really hard and he picked it up quickly.  Because the company is out of Tennessee, Jeff gets to telecommute every day.  It has been an adjustment on all of us having him home every day.  This job has been such a blessing, I have not seen Jeff this happy in a while.  He is beaming every day when he goes to the basement.  :D
My favorite part of this job is the kids & I get to see more of him.  When he was an optician he worked more than 40 hours a week and there were at least 2-3 late nights where he come home after the kids went to bed.  Now we get to eat dinner with him every night and can pop downstairs and give him a hug if we need to.

Here's to a New Year and new adventures!
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5 Sweet Comments:

Liz Mays said...

This is looking to be a wonderful start to 2012. I'm glad the transition has been a blessing for all of you. :)

Happy New Year, my friend!

Adrienne said...

wow! my husband changed careers 6 years ago (at age 45) ... it was a HUGE deal ~ way too much to explain in a comment. But I know exactly what you mean when you say it's so good to see him happy! Best - REALLY best to all of you!

Susan said...

Sounds like your new year is off to as wonderful start!

Wendy Irene said...

I'm SO happy for him and your family! What a wonderful life you guys have created for yourself. Happy New Year!

Finding Charm said...

That's wonderful! Congratulations for your family!!!

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