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    ANNIEONLI   55,120
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Ohhh the possibilities that await me...

Friday, May 31, 2013

Good morning!!! How are ya? I'm great here!

Oh...and great AND I am now officially unemployed! WOOHOO!


And no, I have not lost my mind, but rather I am choosing not to be a Debbie-Downer... and to think of all of the possibilities that I have to choose from ahead of me!

A client said to me last week that I looked "conflicted" when he asked what I was going to do now that I am "retired." I thought that was a good word to use. "Conflicted" it is!

"Conflicted" works because (and I hate to brag) I am a good at a whoooooollllle lotta things. Crafts, music, writing, working with people, public speaking, teaching, business practices etc. etc. - I have passion for a lot of things and thus the word "conflicted" suiting me just fine for now.

"Conflicted" because I'm also in the mid-life crisis phase of my life too....what do I want to do that will make me uber-happy and not think of "work" and "WORK"??? Eesh. THAT is the ultimate question at hand.

So today is a emoticon for me to find out what some of those answers are.....oh, while applying for unemployment, tweaking the resume, and emailing a few potential temp agencies "just in case" there might be a management position open somewhere... outthere... right before summer starts... the WORST possible time to look for a job. emoticon

See.... taking it with a grain of salt today because I have to... but I also have to do things with the family (the calendar is FULL already) and THAT is where making family memories make you richer than any job out there. emoticon

So wish me luck! and have a very Sparky day everyone!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GODIVADSG 6/2/2013 2:21PM

    Love your sparkle.... it is contagious! Enjoy the adventure! emoticon

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DWEXCEL 6/1/2013 7:10AM

    I just love your attitude, too! Sometimes, wonderful things come in unexpected ways......

Take your time, no need to rush! Enjoy this summer break with your kids.....they won't be kids for long!!!!

In the meantime, your doing all the right things, and I just know the right and "perfect" opportunity will be there for you!

Have fun camping! I heard it's hot up there!!!!

Good for you Girl!!!!

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ANNIEONLI 6/1/2013 6:39AM

    Just wanted to pop in right here and give everyone a big huge emoticon for being so supportive ... ALWAYS! emoticon

I'd come around to everyone, but I'm heading out ALL day today to a campground I volunteer at, and then tomorrow is a Communion - when business rains, it pours! LOL

Just so everyone knows, the "retirement" is really just that...the doctor I worked for retired after 40 years of working and I closed up the it sort of is my retirement as well! after being there 20 years, I am totally jazzed about doing something new...and meeting new people!

Huge emoticon and Sparky emoticon emoticon friends!

Have a great day!

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JESSICABOOTY 5/31/2013 8:37PM

    It hurts to hear it but sometimes being unemployed is the best that can happen. It gives your mind the freedom to wonder and play. It's the reset button. I know you'll make the most of this time and come roaring back 110%

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MCFITZ2 5/31/2013 1:17PM

    Best of luck on finding your way. Choices and more choices. emoticon

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DALID414 5/31/2013 12:49PM

    Good luck!! Stay positive.

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YAMINOKODOMO 5/31/2013 11:59AM

    I love your positive attitude! I am sorry to hear about your job loss but hey! Sometimes thats a good thing because then you start to focus on what you would love to do for work as opposed to what you have to do. And it seems like you love to do a lot of things! You also have some time to do all those family things without the extra headache of having to go to work emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 5/31/2013 10:42AM

    i wish you luck with new employment opportunities Annie, you have many talents, I know something will turn up soon!

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REBECCATKD 5/31/2013 10:34AM

    The very best of luck to you!
You know, my husband hated his job for all of the 19 years that he worked at it. He quit in January 2012, spent a year as Mr. Mom, and recently began driving a school bus. He only works 22 hours a week, has plenty of down time to run all those weird errands (take dog to vet, get oil change, etc.), and is perfectly happy for the first time in years. He says he'll actually miss his job over the summer.

So don't think about money; think about where you can use your talents to help out where needed. It's an adventure!

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KELLIEBEAN 5/31/2013 8:05AM

    Taking it with a grain of salt is the way to go. Life comes in waves, ride that surf board with a smile baby!

I wish you great things!

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KANOE10 5/31/2013 7:20AM

    I wish you luck on your new job possibilities, Spark Friend! With your positive energy and creativity, I know you will find a new career that is not just "work" but something that is meaningful to you. You are right about the precious family time bringing a richness to our lives.
Have a wonderful Spark Day.
My sons are home for the summer and I am happy to see them.

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DMEYER4 5/31/2013 7:18AM

  good luck on your happiness searching . I hope you find something that makes you very happy. Now is a good time to soul search when you do not have to go to work. Have a great day

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JGRAY76 5/31/2013 7:15AM

    Best of luck to you as you resolve your conflicted but temporary situation. Your positive attitude will serve you well.

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