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I am working my way through an interesting book by Liz Ryan titled Reinvention Roadmap – break the rules to get the job you want & career you deserve. The book is 25 chapters, four parts and really makes you look at yourself.

I have worked my way through chapter 7 and the first part of the book. When I say worked I mean it. This book really makes you think about who you are and the choices you have made. Because let’s face it, we get where we are in life because of the choices we have made. Yes there are somethings that happen to us but it is how we choose to react to those happenings that help define us.

This book has made me think of things I have tried not to think about for many years. It is dredging up old memories, some of them are very painful. Luckily most of them are good memories. They say that time heals all wounds. I am not so sure about that. There are still some people that were so horrible to me as a child that I even now wish nothing but bad luck upon. Unfortunately that says more about me than them. I don’t think about them often so am not wasting much time or energy over them, but if we ever meet in a dark alley . . .

I choose to let it go. I choose to work through this book so I can learn more about myself and really figure out what I want to do. One of the problems I have always had is I score high and pretty evenly across the board on aptitude tests. I am interested in everything. Well everything except westerns, and war movies or horror movies or slime mold or . . . although the how that stuff works is interesting :/ hmmm . . . never mind.

Where was I? Oh yes, I still haven’t figured out what I want to do when I grow up. I hope this book helps me figure that out. When I was a kid I wanted to be a stay-at-home mom with the white picket fence and the cookie baking (yeah I know how cliche). I wanted to be an astronaut (not like we have now I wanted to be on the Enterprise like on Star Trek). I wanted to be an Archeologist digging up past civilizations (me in hot weather? Can you imagine? Me either!) There are a few other things I wanted to be so we will see what I figure out during this reinvention.

One of the best things about now is there are still a lot of things I can be. I don’t have to have picked one thing and do that for the rest of my life. I can reinvent myself as often as I want too.

What new thing would you like to do?

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It has been a long time since I posted. So much has changed. Baby O is now 5 and has been joined by M who is an 18 month old sassy pants. Air Force Girl’s baby H is 3 and now has a brand new sibling HL. Navy girl is expecting baby Hildegarde in July and has a bonus boy E. Poor E, 5 little girls to follow him around. Hubby and I are doing fine. Hopefully there won’t be any deployments for a while.

I was searching for this blog and the one that came up is “If at first you do succeed, try not to look surprised” I have included a link to the original blog below. It was a very timely find. I have been struggling lately. I was terminated from my job in March. It was such a blow. I still do not understand why. I thought I was doing a good job. But evidently the owner of the company did not agree. It is so hard to overcome this kind of set back. I am actively searching for a new position.

Job hunting sucks. We all know this. I am trying to figure out where to go from here. One of the things I am going to try to do is write more often. I need to get my head wrapped around what happened. One thing I do know is how much I have learned in the last couple of years. That is huge. Continuing to learn new things is so important. I also think if I write it will help stave off the funk I can feel calling to me.

As the last line of the original blog says “everything ventured, everything gained.” Here’s to not giving up.

Happy thoughts for a happy day!

https://militarymommie.wordpress.com/tag/if-at-first-you-do-succeed-try-not-to-look-surprised/

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