Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Hello!! Oh how I have missed blogging and you ALL so much! I have been gone way too long.
This past year has been a FLASH of events, traumas, health issues and enormous stress. All of which piled up on me to the point of exhaustion. I needed to take a step back and take care of myself first; then figure out what I wanted to do with the rest of my life.
One thing lead to another this past year causing me to learn many lessons. In the end I regained the confidence, strength and self esteem I seemed to have lost a time or two in the past few years. Finding my direction and voice again has led me to the real path God intended for me all along.
Next week I start a brand new journey in a totally different field. I am looking forward to a fresh start, new adventures working for a company that helps people with Christian values. A company that models compassion and respect to their clients and employees in a positive work environment.
Positive environments, respect and reasonable expectations play a major roll in employee morale, health and happiness. I have learned to both treat myself and others with respect, compassion and appreciation.
All in all, I learned to take care of myself first. I learned I can handle more work than I ever imagined. I learned overwhelming amounts of information and now have the skills that brought me to these new opportunities.
I had so many positives this year too. I met several great friends who taught me true compassion with their selfless acts of kindness. I also met amazing people while volunteering this fall; who each taught me by example. Such as how to enjoy the moments and find the good in everyone; as well as how to handle disappointments with grace and gratitude.
Today I said goodbye to some of those amazing people and Friday I say 'see you later' to others whom I consider my guardian angels this past year. This week is bitter sweet, filled with lots of mixed emotions; however I feel in my heart that this is the right decision and that this move will open so many more doors for me. :-)
"When one door closes; another one Opens!"