I will be entering a new phase in my life as of May 5, 2008 and I am very excited about the possibilities!!! I was notified that my job was officially outsourced as of today and although it is terrible that this kind of thing is happening in our country, for me, it is a welcome kick in the butt to get me moving in a direction that will probably add years to my lifespan, due to the stress release of about 20 years doing a job just to pay the bills.
I know in my heart that I should have really left this job years ago and put my true talents into what I did for a living. My problem has always been a lack of courage to take the risks or just the fear that I would fail. I wanted to stay safe. It was easier to just keep going to work and dealing with everything that frustrated me rather than face the things I might have to do to succeed in other careers, or so I thought! As I think about all the years of not being happy at work, I realize that my fears of changing or leaving were unfounded. It would have been just as hard or most likely, not as hard to face the unknown challenges, because they would be using my natural talents and thus really would have been easier in the long run.
Oh well... that's water under the bridge now. Now is the time to use my God given talents, along with my maturity, which gives me the wisdom and confidence to face whatever comes along. I now know that I will succeed in whatever I try, because I will make it happen, with a true passion and drive to not only earn an income, but to wake up everyday and WANT to work!
This is a challenge that so many Boomers are facing today as our economy is staggering and we are dealing with how to pursue our dreams in a global economy that must deal with that much more competition. We are not just the United States of America, dealing with our own struggles, but we are all people of the world and all dealing with the pursuit of happiness along with every other human on the planet.
Here is a link to a good site called Mature Resources - Your Connection to Positive Aging.
I will continue to add posts of my efforts to start my new career opportunities.
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