Thursday, August 13, 2015

What Next?

 I checked my email yesterday and opened one from my boss and there it was--- 4 weeks notice of the termination date for my part time job.

I have always known that my job is a term position related to someone's maternity leave. The leave is almost over and changes are going to happen. I knew it was a short term position and thought of it as an excellent way to get real life experience after doing the training. This job has been very rewarding and I have enjoyed my work, spending time with my co-workers and I am really sad that this is coming to an end. I admit it was physically harder than I expected largely due to the issues related to the building. I have pushed and pushed, gone up and down stairs, dragged, lifted and twisted. You know what? It has gotten easier over the past year.

I previously thought I had gotten as far as I could with physical rehab. It seems that working in a 9 story building, where you can't always wait for the elevator, encourages a whole lot of exercise that I would never have chosen to do for myself. On the other hand my neuro and muscle work related improvement is meeting a spot where my age and years of walking funny have damaged my joints. I am going to physiotherapy as needed  and it helps.

Jasper resting at the cottage after a long day of play.
What next?

I follow a wonderful blog The Murphy Saga and the amazing and inspiring author recently wrote :
I've got a choice to either stew over it and be miserable until it consumes me, or I can get busy adjusting to my new life.

What a powerful approach to dealing with change!

First my husband and I are going on a two week vacation and taking time to have an adventure and enjoy a break away from it all.

I will start to apply for jobs again. I probably should have started much sooner but I was enjoying being settled into this life. I am optimistic that I will find another part time job .. hopefully a permanent one!

Maybe I will take some more courses, maybe I will actually spend time practicing guitar maybe do some different type of volunteering. There are so many new things out there that I could try out..


 Maybe I should follow Jasper's lead and just take more time to nap.


J.L. Murphey said...

Thanks for the quote Linda! :o)

Diane said...

Linda, sorry about the job thing -- but I know you will make this into a positive change! You are one strong lady. Like they say about a door closes and another opens (or however that saying goes).... Might actually be a good opportunity to explore something/find something new.

Don't forget --- rehab is a lifelong process. Keep it up. Don't give up. Never stop trying.

And Jasper is sooooo darn cute!!!

Enjoy your vacation! You deserve it!

Barb Polan said...

Linda, I forgot that the position was covering for someone on maternity leave - maybe she'll hate being back at work, away from her baby, and they'll need you back. On the other hand, you seem to be accepting of the situation that you'll be job-hunting. Think of how much better your work history will be when a possible employer looks at your resume and talks to you about the challenges/rewards at your previous job.

You'll do well finding the right fit. Have fun!

And Diane is right - Jasper is too cute.

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