To my friends and loyal readers. Sorry that it's been so long since my last post. The day after that post I was laid off (after 19 1/2 years with the company). My world was disrupted (to say the least). Since then I have been looking for a new job, trying to concentrate on my classes towards my degree (this quarter statistics and finance), and taking a tax preperation course.
I've also been putting things in perspective. At my age, and with the economy the way it is, looking for a new career opportunity is a challenge. A challenge, but not the end of the world. This is an opportunity to re-evaluate what I want to do and where I want to be.
Putting this in perspective, I looking at...
*Two friends have been diagnosed with cancer. My thoughts and prayers are with them and their families. I admire the way they are handling what life has thrown at them.
*My son is scheduled to go "down range" next year. I'm proud of him, but am a mom.
*My nephew messed up his knee playing high school football. Thankfully, it's not too serious - physical therapy should have him back to new.
*My SIL is expecting in December. Now if my niece would cooperate and move from the breach position.
*Concerned about my mom's health, but she doesn't want to hear it. Or do anything about it.
On the bright side, I've had time to actually do some non-school reading, to spend more time with friends, and to find out who my true friends are. I've picked up a crochet hook for the first time in almost a decade and a cross stitch needle for the first time in too long.
As Gloria Gaynor sang "I Will Survive"....maybe I need to break that out at karaoke (something else I've done for the first time in too long).