Sunday, March 21, 2010
My life updated....
After 14 years of service with my employer I received a 'lay off' call on March 1, 2010. Long story made shorter.... For the last 14 + years I have worked various shifts during weekends/ holidays/ summers. I have put my family and friends on the back burner.... hoping that one day I would get a normal shift, with normal days off, and normal vacation times. I had been holding my breath, and crossing my fingers, way too long!
I took this opportunity to prioritize. I could have 'bumped' into a different department but was able to choose the 'layoff'. I chose ME!!!
It's been 3 weeks of adjusting. I must admit that it's been a lot harder than I expected. I didn't realize how much I identified myself through my work and how structured my life, and myself as a person, had become become because of it. I know that with time I will learn to enjoy this newly acquired freedom (..... I will have to start searching for work eventually).
I am looking forward to having the summer off. I have to learn to relax and remove all of the stressors from my life. I will take this opportunity to challenge myself, to gain self awareness, and to grow as a person. I will take this opportunity to reconnect with Andrew, my family and my friends.
I am really looking forward to see how my future will unfold.....
... Until then, you can find me pictured above :D