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Bringing back an old idea

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Below is an excerpt from a Facebook post I made earlier today:


I loved my job at Mesaba. There's not a better bunch of stand-up people out there as the group I was proud to call my co-workers. Maybe that's the biggest reason that in the 10+ months since I was laid off there have only been a handful of job opportunities that interested me even a little. Maybe I'm too picky? Or maybe in my heart I know that I wouldn't be happy at most of the companies I have looked at. And all through the process, my old, pre-Mesaba life was calling out to me as well. Now, after careful consideration and lots and lots of weighing pros and cons, I've decided to take the first step in regaining my day care license.

I don't know if I'll go through with it in the end....I've just put out the first feelers. But I find myself more at peace than I've felt since my last day at Mesaba. I find myself more and more excited over the plans I've already started to make. I do believe in my heart I've already made my decision. The family is behind me, and I'll once again be earning an honest wage in addition to doing something I love. I have no idea how long the licensing process takes these days, and if it will go faster for me because of the licerse I previously held for 13 years. I also don't know what the need for this service is in my neighborhood, and a thousand other things. Maybe it won't be practical in the end. But the first step has been taken, and I'm really excited!


I thought I said it pretty well there....and I wanted to share the news with my Spark Friends as well as my Facebook friends. I've been distracted lately, mulling this huge decision over and over in my head, and dixcussing it with my family. I hope this new venture pans out for me....and look forward to telling you all about it along the way!

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DDHEART 2/17/2013 10:09AM

    This is so much like the other goals we make for ourselves.....we struggle to define what we really want and create a plan to reach them...and once we do....we are at peace and gain energy since we have that direction.

I think this last year was necessary for you to see that a return to the corporate world might not be right for you at this time. On the plus side (though I know it's also a minus) you will be able to continue to be able to be there for your mother, and since that time is numbered, in the long run even if it makes things a bit more complicated, you will be forever glad you did it.

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COMPUCATHY 2/16/2013 8:05AM

    I think the fact that you are feeling a peace and an excitement are a real good sign that you are on track to where you should go. Thanks for sharing. I hope this does pan out for you or leads you to the ultimate destination. I know changing jobs is a really hard life change as I went through that as well a year ago. But this too shall pass, and we just have to ride the rapids while we are making our way through this turbulent time. Hold on tight...you'll make it...the calmer waters are ahead. Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon

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LEANMEAN2 2/15/2013 8:15AM

    I hope everything works out well with your decision.
Isn't it a huge relief to have made the decision.



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JANET552 2/14/2013 2:32PM

    Congrats on taking those first steps to maybe do the day care. If that's how things turn out, I know you will be awesome. If that's not how things turn out, I know you will be awesome. Win-win either way.

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CARRENK 2/14/2013 1:16PM

    Sharon, from the tone of some of your previous posts, I know this is a path that you can really excel on, and will find fulfilling. Best of luck as you continue to plan and prepare!

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CATANTIGO 2/13/2013 6:11PM

    I'm sending you all of my best wishes in this endeavor. I think you'll do fantastic!!!

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DIET_FRIEND 2/12/2013 10:06PM

    It's a big responsibility to care for small children. Good luck with it!

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ONEKIDSMOM 2/12/2013 9:22PM

    One of the things Spark does best is support us in setting and reaching for goals. Sounds like you are well on your way to those first steps. And I know if I were a young mom, I would be ecstatic to have someone like you participating in the early education / care of my child!

Will be watching with great interest as you pursue something you clearly love!

Spark on! emoticon

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LILYBELLE8 2/12/2013 7:50PM

    "The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step' or something like that. Congratulations on putting yourself through the pro and con process and coming out with what seems to be a clear decision!!! As I told you on Facebook, move to Idaho and I'll hire you!!! emoticon

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SUNNY332 2/12/2013 7:12PM

    How exciting for you Sharon. It is important to work at something you love. Do
Keep us posted on all of this. Wishing you the best as you work on getting your license and "setting up shop".



Hugs, Sunny

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1FEISTYMAMA 2/12/2013 6:08PM

    Everyone should be so lucky as to have a career they love. That's why I'm switching careers myself. I miss having a self-rewarding career like I had when teaching preschool. The problem is....I don't want to give up the pay I have in the Business world. After a lot of soul-searching, I thought I might enjoy nursing so I took all of the pre-reqs and the more I learn, the more excited I am by it. Good luck to you. Follow your heart.....it rarely stears you wrong.

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WASCALLYWONE 2/12/2013 4:12PM

    We know, and you know it too, that whatever you choose you will do your best and that whatever it is, it is meant to be! I feel that you have been given this time to explore your options, and voila! There is it. Congrats on the "semi" decision!

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CONCHA77 2/12/2013 3:54PM

    Congrats to you!!! How exciting!!! I wish you all the best, Sharon. Sounds like a dream come true for you. Hugs. emoticon

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