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Time for some self-love.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

I have not been treating myself very well these last couple of weeks and it's time to change that. This is embarrassing to admit but I was laid-off from my job and I will not be getting it back. I have never been unemployed before in my life and the occupation that I have been in is slowly dwindling. I am thankful that I had the job for as long as I did but I am a little worried about the future. WTH am I going to do now?

I am going to put the focus back on myself and try and figure out what I want to do with the rest of my life. I want a whole new occupation, but what? That's the kicker, I have no real idea what exactly I would like to do. I think that I will NOT find the answer in food or beverage. I need to take some time and show me some TLC. Maybe some nice long walks and runs to have some good chats with myself and my HP to find some guidance and direction towards my future.

I have to be super aware of my food and beverage intake and pay special attention to why and when I am eating. Feel the feelings not stuff them down with items barely touching my taste buds. I have to acknowledge the process that is happening and learn to go with the flow. Have faith in myself and life.

I will start the next part of my life's journey with extra special care and attention to what my thoughts, feelings and needs are. My first step is this blog and to tell you all that this is not going to be a setback for me. It will be a rocket to send me to higher places!

(((Changinghorses))) again

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ANDY_54 2/14/2013 7:32AM

    Great attitude! I had the same feelings when I retired, kind of adrift and lost not knowing what steps to take. I ended up going to some classes and am currently looking for part-time as the employers seem to like that here where I live. So, good luck and I can only believe you'll do okay with your thoughts here in the blog.

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CASEYSAUER 2/14/2013 6:32AM

    Hey! Hang in there. Where there is a down, there is an up right around the corner!

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BERGBA7 2/14/2013 3:00AM

    Sorry that you lost your job. your attitude is the right one though! Try to find out what you want to do next, take care of yourself and something new and positive will come your way!
I go for runs and walks too when I need to think! Great tool and it keeps you from overeating!
I saw you are planing on doing a half marathon this year. I am trying to do my first HM this fall too. Wish you luck and lots of fun preparing for it!
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MJREIMERS 2/13/2013 11:24PM

    It's good that you are taking the time to step back and re-evaluate your situation. Life's journey can be bumpy with big hills. However, those rough roads make the smooth roads and down hills more enjoyable...and appreciated. Hang in there! emoticon

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PMRUNNER 2/13/2013 3:47PM

    Good luck! It sounds like you have some big challenges ahead, I hope you can stay positive and focused as you move forward!

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BARCONIUS 2/13/2013 3:46PM

    I've been there. A little different. I attempted to affect a career change back in 2011. My first job in my new career lasted 7 weeks. I was devastated. I wish I'd had your presence of mind.

The problem I faced career-wise was that my education (I returned to college at 47) had not prepared me for an entry level position (they warned us about that). I ended up going back for some additional training and was eventually able to land my current position.

No matter how dim things may seem, there is a tomorrow, and you will achieve it. I've found that it's in these greatest challenges that our greatest opportunities hide. Have a wonderful adventure! emoticon

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