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When life gives you lemons...


Monday, November 21, 2011

... I say be happy that you have those lemons!!! :o)

Since my last blog...
1- I went through a major period of being POSITIVE! Being aware of my every thought and deed... I found such a peaceful place and was grateful for everything and everybody in my life!!

2-I was laid off at work... due to budget cuts my position was eliminated.

My thoughts??

Well, I see this as a test. If I am trying to change my life to stay positive then I can't pick and choose when is best for me to be positive. It is easy to be positive when your life is going well. Being positive when life is chucking lemons at you from every direction at once??? Well, that's the challenge. I decided it is a challenge I'm up for!!

My husband has been working as a consultant the past year and a half and his contract ends next month. This means that our family is going from two great jobs to our future being questionable. With that said, I feel at peace. Everything feels right to me. I believe this is a change that was needed in our lives and this is the time for it. I am grateful for my previous job and the experience I gained there to make me more marketable. I see myself finding a better job that I enjoy much more, is a better fit for me at a better salary.

I don't really enjoy the job hunting routine, the song and dance is not an easy one and I'm rusty... but, each day I feel better about it. Each call, email, resume submittal, etc brings me one step closer to my dream job.

I'm working on making the most of this time, staying busy. The one thing I have refused to do is sit around depressed, sleeping, eating and pouting all day. I'm going on more walks, doing more house work, and working toward quality alone time. That last part keeps getting bumped aside due to call about jobs, but that's ok.

I of course have my moments where I stumble and get down, but all in all I'm quite pleased with how I feel.

Every lemon coming my direction is allowing me to learn, grow and be a better ME. If not for the lemons that we encounter in our lives, we would never grow strong and become the person we are meant to be.

Who is with me? If you have lemons coming your way, no more ducking or running... let's stand strong and catch them and show them we are strong enough to move forward!

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ANDYLIN90 11/29/2011 5:03PM

    Wow! What a positive, well written blog and very inspirational. Thanks for posting.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/21/2011 11:17PM

    I'm good at making lemonade out of lemons too. You will often find that challenging times are a transition to a better life.

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GIRANIMAL 11/21/2011 9:03PM

    Tara!!! Hi, honey. emoticon Good to see you around!

Sorry about you and Jason experiencing yet more challenges and uncertainty, but you sound amazing about it all! Tell me the book you read again, because I have to tell you, I've been reading positive-thinking books and such for like 15 years and I have yet to be able to LIVE it like you are! Amazing job, girl! emoticon



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NEVERSYNO 11/21/2011 8:27PM

    Great job.

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