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1/4/12 1:49 P

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Being open to the journey of self-discovery is such an important thing! It all contributes to our overall health and wellness and I'll bet this has already brought you MANY benefits!

Don

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Tell Me What Is It You Plan To Do With Your One Wild & Precious Life? ---Mary Oliver

Don't die with your music still in you. -- Dr. Wayne Dyer

"We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same." --- Carlos Castaneda

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1/4/12 1:07 P

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Ha, I DID start one of those home businesses back in 2009, and since I am in school full-time I have hesitated to take on more clients (I have five regular clients...wow! LOL). I worked as a staff accountant for many years, so I started my own LLC to do independent bookkeeping. It was right about the time the economy wiped out some small businesses in my area, and the market rate for independent bookkeepers dropped a lot. However, I am starting to see things turn around here slowly (it's very rural), and I am considering taking on more clients now.

Your comment about taking care to keep our focus on the things we CAN control is spot on - leaving a toxic job for full-time grad school has effectively wiped out anything I thought I knew about myself. My weight has gone up (sad to say!), but I am looking at it from the standpoint of part of the process of self-discovery and part of my journey. If I can find the core issues in my anxiety about life and living, I will also find it for my food issues...

It's all about the journey for me!

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"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." --Albert Einstein


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DDOORN's Photo DDOORN Posts: 24,867
1/4/12 9:30 A

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Cheers going out to everyone on our SparkTeam and wishing you all a year filled with SPARK!

How are folks doing in your job searches, dealing with unemployment and yet keeping your focus on taking care of yourselves and taking charge of those things which ARE under your control?

Please consider posting your efforts and struggles and sharing with your fellow Team mates as there is so MUCH we can learn from each other!

Check in on this thread and share your efforts and see what you can learn from efforts shared by others!

Here's a tip I'll share to perhaps inspire some legitimate home-based work options for folks who are drawn to this:

7 Businesses You Can Start At Home
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Let's be each other's Bridge Over Troubled Waters and pull through these tough times as best we can!

Don

Co-Team Leader for All Health Pros, Binghamton Area Losers & Laid Off But Staying Strong SparkTeams

Tell Me What Is It You Plan To Do With Your One Wild & Precious Life? ---Mary Oliver

Don't die with your music still in you. -- Dr. Wayne Dyer

"We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same." --- Carlos Castaneda

"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." --- Buddha


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