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Did You Lose Your Job? Say Thank You

Alright, that is the last thing that you intend to do. The fear, frustration and anger are probably still bubbling near the surface. I know. I have lived it. Yet I have discovered that  taking a good hard look at ourselves and our lives generally comes when we have nothing obstructing the way. I thought about this during my walk this morning. When I was working full-time, I had a built in excuse for my lack of exercise, inability to finish projects, less than stellar housekeeping (I paid someone to do it) and a myriad of other things I didn’t do including pursue the things I love.  Guess what? No more excuses.

Now I know if you are like me you still need  income to pay bills. You still need to feel useful and you don’t want to be a burden to others. I get all that but at some point you will be sitting quietly and realize that you have to get on with life and perhaps re-inventing one’s self is the way to go. The cover story has been blown. Now what? I love crafts and spend a good part of my “free” days involved in knitting, crocheting, felting and writing (in my blog) about the whole mess. A career? I’m working on it! The personal issues like diet and exercise, no more excuses. I find that working out is good because it is something you can still control and the benefits are great. Also did you know that eating out a lot and buying junk food is expensive? I take my lunch or dinner when I teach and what a surprise I have more control over that too.

So when you adjust to your new circumstances and you will, remember to make lemonade with the lemons you were dealt.