working skin

today marks my last day

of working full-time

for a little while,

as motherhood moves closer and closer,

redirecting my focus and energy

toward this tiny being.

today was full and long and astoundingly normal

and just as fulfilling as all the other days

I’ve spent with this team so far.

I’ve had other days, truly,

of dreading work and routines and even colleagues,

but that’s not the case now and here and

with the things we do together every day;

in fact, the tears I cried then

were ones of feeling out of place

and lacking purpose.

now, I get to do meaningful work

with people who care

in places that matter

during loaded and dynamic times.

and so as we leave the yard today,

as I drive home for the last time for a while,

and as I try to let go momentarily

of the sensationally important working skin of mine,

may this be my reminder

of what a blessing it’s been

to make a living and a life,

to stewart alongside colleagues and friends,

to dream big and act accordingly,

to grow and stretch on the inside

each and every day.

so when it’s time to return

and new skins will have grown on me,

may it all rain down yet again

and sweep me off my feet

and whisk me out into this world

that needs for all of us to show up

and change the things we can

and must.

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    Liebe Sophie,tolle Worte, Sophie! :-)Vor allem kann ich es so nachfühlen und verstehen, was du schreibst.Ich wünsche Dir weiterhin eine problemlose und wunderbare Schwangerschaft!Liebe Grüße Janis Gesendet mit der WEB.DE Mail AppAm 03.07.20 um 23:40 schrieb Alltagsmagie Von: “Alltagsmagie” <comment-reply@wordpress.com>Datum: 3. Juli 2020An: janisfischer95@web.deCc: Betreff: [New post] working skin

    Marie-Sophie Guntram posted: ” today marks my last day

    of working full-time

    for a little while,

    as motherhood moves closer and closer,

    redirecting my focus and energy

    toward this tiny being.

    today was full and long and astoundingly normal

    and just as fulfilli”

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