Sunday, March 10, 2013
I just finished a book by Susan Wilson Solovic called "Reinvent Your Career." It is one of the best books I've ever read about re-making your professional life following a lay off, termination or the decision to leave an unfulfilling job. She speaks mostly to the baby boomers of my generation and provides some concrete ideas for making the transition into work that is meaningful as well as financially rewarding.
It is so timely for me right now, as I will spend the rest of this year preparing to leave a very negative job situation. I truly believe in the power of reading not only to educate, but to provide much needed encouragement and ideas when you are working through some sort of problem. I can't afford a Lifecoach, but books by those with expertise are the next best thing.
In her book, she also mimicks what I have found to be some core principles of the Spark Community. Overcoming obstacles, setting goals, relishing even small successes, and letting go of the negativity are just a few of those things. I am really thankful to have found my way back to Sparkpeople; it has been such a lifesaver over the past year.
I have found people in the Spark community who continue to inspire me personally each and everyday. Marsha, who just completed a series of senior races at the age of 61 and took home several medals (Wow)...Lynn, who has battled cancer this year and many other health challenges over the past few years and through it all has remained so peaceful and full of wisdom...these are just two examples of members who have positively impacted my life simply by sharing their own successes and setbacks.
I am going into this upcoming week armed with new resolve to make the best of each day - professionally, personally and health wise. I am resolving to remain positive and to continue to move towards the type of life I envision for myself. I have let go of the past and all the things I thought I would have and be doing at this point in time, and embraced the idea that "different" does not mean "inferior."