In addition, I had grown tired of working the 9-to-5 schedule. All three and a half decades of it! I wanted my time back. I wanted to wake up when my body felt like waking up — not according to the alarm clock. I wanted to stop the regular morning routine of getting a little workout in, preparing breakfast for me and mom, driving to the park-and-ride to catch the train, then catching the bus that would take me right to the front door of the office. I got so tired of that routine. I wanted my own time back.
Now, I wake up according to my internal clock. I prepare and enjoy a healthy breakfast because I now have the time to do it. I take mid-day strolls in a park of my choice. I go to my performance group rehearsals ready to work — not tired from working all day. I have no boss. I feel F-R-E-E!!!
I wouldn’t trade this for the world! Staying home to take care of mom and to just do anything I want to do on my own time has got to be the best decision I have every made in my lifetime.
On my ooooown. Once again. One more time. By myyyyself!!! ~Patti LaBelle~