Ever since I have been laid-off, I have discovered many things. What was an event that appeared to be a blow to the ego, turned into a miraculous time of self-exploration because it's something I never made time for in the past. Before we moved, I was in a Human Resources role, where I took on people's problems like they were my own. After four years of doing this, I was full of anxiety and sometimes anger. Coming home after work is supposed to be comforting and it took me forever to deal with the emotions of the day. After moving three hours away and starting a new job that brought no reward whatsoever, then being laid-off brought me to gratefulness. But, it took me some time to realize it....
First off, I love my home. I adored the house we left back in Prince Edward County, because it was small, cozy and it was our first house ever. But I embrace this house in Grimsby. I love it's old & new features and it's invitation to start a family. I am a believer in spirit, perhaps not "ghosts", but that there is "something" that surrounds us. I went to a channeller/spiritual advisor a while back and what she told me was that houses and places contain spirit...of the living and of the ones that have passed on. This house has a welcoming atmosphere and I think that our visitors feel it too.
I am also grateful for family. Although this move unfortunately distanced us from other close family members, I have to say that it meant the world to me to be close to Nana & Grump, especially when The Nana had her open heart surgery last September. To be able to have the time and the ability to help out when I was needed was invaluable.
Careers are great and all and we all have to work at one point or another, but work does not necessarily define you, in my eyes. After being consumed and allowing myself to be consumed by my job, I will move forward with a completely different outlook. Having said that, I miss the employees I did help and they became like family but what I failed to do is put my well-being first and I will never let that go again.
Have a super happy hump day!