Helllllooooo November 2018 - Change

Hello, how are you, how have you been?

Amanda here.  Long time no blog (chat, post, share, etc).  You know....that little thing called LIFE has had me running crazy.

Now that it is November, I wanted to force myself to slow down and to stop and appreciate all that has been going on in my life.  I have not had the best attitude about gratitude this year (see what I did there, classic writer rhyming), even though I have so much to be thankful for. So, now is the time to slow my roll and be thankful.

So, let's start things off right today by stating the first thing I am thankful for:  I am thankful that I was laid off from my job in February. Why that still makes me cry when I say it (or write about it) I do not know, because I am thankful that it happened.

Heres the backstory:  I worked in HR (yes, Human Resources...yes, I know you are thinking of Toby jokes from the Office right now...yes, they are probably accurate) for years and years.  Almost 15 to be exact.  I landed a job in HR around the age of 18 or 19 and stayed in it.  I wanted to help people.  I felt called to it (that story on another day) and there was a lot I loved about it.

On the other side there was a lot I did not love.  It was hard work for someone like me.  I am a pretty tenderhearted person (I know, big surprise).  I want the best for people.  I want them to do their best. And when that fails, I can take it personally and that can be hard.  I had prayed for years and years that God would put before me another path.  A year before I was laid off, I had made it a goal to resign from my corporate job within twelve months and to pursue something else.  Without the lay off, I would probably never had made that leap.

So, more to come of the next few days about what I have done as a result of being booted out of corporate America, but that is the first thing I am thankful for this November.

Have a blessed day - All the love,


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