Surviving the setbacks

Sometimes life throws unexpected news at you to challenge you.

Last month I was laid off from my job.

While I did not get any particular satisfaction from that job, I did feel as though I lost any sense of stability.

I started to stress about my next move. What was I going to do with myself? How was I going to pay for travel? Bills? Life?

Needless to say, the day I found out I got laid off I spent majority of the day on the couch watching Friends.

Yeah, I know, not healthy, or productive.

Luckily, my mother was there to offer some positive encouragement.

At that time, I didn’t really want to hear it, but I am glad that she hassled me with it.

She encouraged me to amp up my job search, and seek the assistance of an agency.

I am glad I did.

I started looking at more meaningful career opportunities for my future, and applied to an agency which helped me land my current job.

Growing up, my mother has engrained into me the notion that “everything happens for a reason”.

This is something I believe to be true.

Learning to accept this fact is helping me learn to live in the present moment, accept things that I do not have the power to change, and being truly happy.

It is also helping me realize that there is a lot more to life than work and money.

Life is so much more meaningful.

I am learning to enjoy every aspect of this life.

As truly wonderful and challenging that it is.

“Never get so busy making a living, that you forget to make a life” – Dolly Parton