The Start of Something Big!
By Debralynne on October 18, 2012
It's been about 72 hours since I made the ballsiest move of my life. 72 hours ago, the proverbial straw floated ever so gently down onto the camel's back and CRAAAAAACCCKKKKKKKK. That sucker was broken.
I left my rather secure job of 17 years with a better than adequate salary, great benefits and 4 weeks of paid vacation....suddenly. Quietly. But with purpose and focus.
Do I have 6 months of salary put aside? Um....not really. But I have a plan. I have focus. I have a great work ethic (noticeably absent in those younger than I). I have a unique skill set. And I have an optimistic mindset and I know that everything will work out just as it is supposed to work.
My decision has shocked many. Including me at first. But I have no regrets. I believe this is what I need to do to rebuild my life in the manner it needs to be built. I have lived my life for others for too long. I have been a good girl, doing what I'm supposed to and what is safe and expected of me. It hasn't led me to happiness. It's led me to the physical trappings of success, but not to happiness.
All my life, when I want to clean up something that is overwhelming and really a big challenge, I have always just jumped in with both feet and torn every thing apart, making the mess even worse before it is ultimately put back in order and far better than it was before.
Well, Monday, I set a bomb off in my life. And I hope to use this blog as a way to track my progress on my journey.
Since Monday, I've kind of let the reality of my choices sink in. I haven't been stagnant at all - I believe I have to keep moving forward and maintain motivation. I've put my resume out on several job search sites. I've started to focus on taking care of the physical me - which has long been neglected. My dogs and I walk twice a day for about 30 minutes both times and I believe that helps keep my mood elevated. I have been making lists of things I need to do to get my house ready for sale. I have been focusing on remaining upbeat and confident so that I attract the best in life. That may sound minor to someone else, but for me, simply not becoming stagnant is a win.
Tuesday I focused on updating my resume and getting it online.
Wednesday I took care of some routine maintenance things on my body in my house and for my car. I also made an exhaustive list of all of the things in my house that need attention in order to present it well when I list it. It's only 6 years old and in great shape - I just need to purge personal belongings and do some intense cleaning of things that typically get overlooked during the weekly clean up.
Today is Thursday and I'm going to go help my nieces with their brand new babies for a bit. Tonight I will focus on producing a cover letter to use when mailing out resumes. Sounds small, but there is often a lot of stress for me when preparing these kinds of things. This is the first impression and I get wrapped up in focusing on my shortcomings. The reality is, I have so much to offer that I need to stop the negative self talk.
So.....here goes! The revamp of Debbie!!!! Welcome to my journey.
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