Wednesday, February 03, 2010
I received the call last week. Restructuring...budget cuts...My job was eliminated. My last day of work is next week. 15 seconds into the conversation and I can't believe what I'm hearing. I'm in shock. After 20 years in many different roles, my life changes in seconds. I experienced disbelief, sadness, and even a couple instances of (financial) panic that day and the next...but that's not all I'm feeling.
On the good side...I've been at the company a long time, my severance is very good. Its so good, that I don't have to start my job search immediately. I can get my resume updated in a relaxed pace. I can even work part-time doing something that will make me really happy! I can focus on my health, reduce stress (really!). I'll have time to take walks in the daytime, cook with real food! clean the house (really clean the house)! Could I even think about starting a business of my own...(I don't want to get carried away...but why not entertain the thought!) So, its these thoughts that are owning the majority of my thoughts about this situation.
Oh my....is this a good thing? I must still be in shock because this is looking pretty good!
Ok, I've been looking for a way to reduce stress, find more time for health/fitness, spend more time doing things that benefit my life, health, wellbeing. I have received an answer to prayer! And, reality is so much better than anything I pictured for myself! Something really good must be ahead of me! Yes...I like that!
Oh no...the real problem...I am so used to saying "Yeah...I'll get to that when I have time!" What am I going to say now?
Any ideas out there?