Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Who would have known, almost a year to the day I posted that last post on my blog that my wish would come true! I lost my Accounting job unexpectedly on August 12th, for no good reason other than I was one of the higher paid employees and that was "their idea" that this was going to make a difference to their bottom line. Of course I was angry at being treated like this after almost 21 years of dedicated service. My husband, the most wonderful man on the planet, told me to take a couple months off and get things done around the house that I had been wanting to get done. It was the FIRST time I had any time off in the summer. I sat outside, I started a journal, I enjoyed time with my parrots and my dogs. I found myself again!! My love for cooking, working out, my crafts...all the things that took a back seat to my hectic life of working 8-5 Monday through Friday came rushing back into my life. I have to say I have never been happier. I have gotten things organized in our home, spent time looking inward, started pouring over my recipes and making new things for dinner, it has been an amazing time for me. I am trying to grow my jewelry business so hopefully I can work part time while pursuing my real passion...my creative side. I have just launched my website http://www.mangogyrl-designs.com and am so excited as this has been on my list of things to do for so long. I have one more two day craft show next weekend and then it is time to relax and enjoy the holidays with my husband and our pets! No year end to worry about for the first time in several years!! Losing my job was the best thing that has happened to me in a very long time and I count my blessings that my husband has a good job that allowed me the time I needed to heal and move forward. I am looking forward to 2012 and know it will be a year full of wonder and amazing new opportunities.