Job Elimination = Opportunity for Health/Fitness Focus!

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 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?
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  • REBAG64
    I have been up this road and I know all things happen for a reason if I can not make sense of the situation at hand, But your positive attitude sets great roots for something better! You can do it!!
    2957 days ago
    You have such an amazing, positive outlook! You are not only making lemonade, you are seeing this event for more than just what it is, but what it can be, and how it can make a positive change in your life. As the saying goes, when God closes a door, he opens a window. And by keeping your eyes open, you are looking for that new opportunity God is presenting you.

    I know you'll find something else that interests you, pays the bills, and doesn't add excessive stress to your plate. Enjoy the down time, and come back ready to take on the world!

    2967 days ago
    It is never too late to do something different. I went back to college to get my teaching certificate at 44. I am in the middle of my student teaching now and I love it. Maybe this is your opportunity to find something new.
    2967 days ago
    I love your attitude about the changes in your life. I'm glad that you will have the opportunity to find something that you will dearly love! We're here for you.
    2968 days ago
    Talk about making lemonade...with that attitude I know you will achieve everything you set out to do. My Mom went though a similar situation a year ago. Several people close to me have encountered the same situation only without the nice severance package. So count your blessings (I see that you already do) and get started on your voyage to discovering the next chapter of your life. I am so happy you are in a position where you have time. Relax, enjoy and take care of you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2968 days ago
    Psalm 46:1-2
    God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.

    2970 days ago
    You have a Great Attitude! And you know what...Everything is possible if you believe. Take some time and figure out the rest of your life! You are worth it.
    2970 days ago
    I am so sorry. You could have called. OMG. Is there anything I can. You are a good person. You have bright side start your own business. emoticon emoticon What do you have for tonight, I would like to talk.
    2970 days ago
    You are such a positive person, I'm truly impressed. I wish you the very best ! I know you will succeed !
    2970 days ago
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