Make every day with family count

Published 9:01 am Friday, June 28, 2013

“I don’t know where I am going, but I am on my way.”
— Voltaire

This will probably come as a big surprise to most of you readers but not so much to those of you who know me well. This will be my last official column as managing editor of this paper, as I’ve resigned my position here.

I know, I know, you’re probably thinking ‘that didn’t last long’ and it has been a brief stint, having started in my job just a short while ago

March 11. While my reasons are many and varied, I’ll stick to the basics in trying to explain to you my decision.

I moved back to Franklin to be with my parents. I wanted to spend time with them and assist them in any way I possibly could. I took this job thinking it would be a good fit with my degree in communications and my background in journalism and public information. But since I started working, I’ve barely seen my folks. I am not placing blame anywhere by any means. I just didn’t anticipate the huge commitment that the job entailed. Maybe I had on the proverbial ‘rose-colored glasses’ but if I want to fulfill my mission of helping out at home, I can’t continue with this job.

Quality of life at this stage of the game is a big factor and I am now going to go forth making sure I pursue that avenue.

At my age, it is all about the little things in life that make up the whole big picture. My career has been a good one over the years when I was raising my daughter but now I want less stress and more time to do what I intended when moving home.

I hope while I’ve been here I’ve written a good article or two and provided some well-written words in the form of these weekly columns. I hope I’ve made a difference here and there by shining the light on local businesses, the schools and people who are making a difference.

I’m basically taking a leap of faith. The preacher at our church recently delivered a sermon on being caught between a rock and a hard place and choices you make to take the path you hope will be the right one. I believe wholeheartedly I am making the right choice. I have to hope that it will all work out for me.

Please know that I’ll always be supportive of this newspaper, because I truly believe a hometown paper makes a difference. I’d like to thank my co-workers for their warm welcome, advice, assistance and support during my time here, as well as all the people I’ve dealt with who’ve sent me articles, photos and answered my numerous questions.

Best wishes to you all and remember to live life to the fullest and make every day with family count.

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
— J.R.R. Tolkien