After more than six months of being unemployed, I start working again on Monday!
I’m not sure how I feel. I’m ready, but I feel a little removed from the situation. It’s almost as if I’m in limbo. It’s a long time since I have had to walk into a new organization where I know nobody and nobody knows me. I think I’m a little afraid.
It’s been a bit of a whirlwind. Within three days I had three interviews, a job offer with a start date on Monday. And because I was in the middle of all sorts of personal things, I’ve exhausted myself to get things on the home front done by this weekend.
So this past week I’ve had three lunches which have not been great for my weight loss program. And I paid a final visit to my old team. It was like going home; so many hugs and smiles and good wishes. I have also installed an inverter as a power backup. And because the inverter was installed in my pantry, I had to remove and repack everything in my pantry. This was a good thing. I’ve thrown out two boxes of unused items, mostly plastics and a few old appliances. It has been two of the most tiring days this year so far!
The downside of all this activity is that I haven’t run this week at all. And I’m stressing about being able to run a 10km race on 10 August now. I’ll be working in a very busy location which is known for traffic jams every night so getting home before 6pm will be a miracle. I have cancelled my 6pm yoga class on Tuesdays and running after work is out of the question. So I have started to consider if I would be able to run in the mornings. However, this morning’s temperature was 1 degree Celsius…
My plan for tomorrow is to stay calm, listen, ask questions and observe. I know that the organization is expecting me to hit the ground running. But as a coach, I want to get to know the team and understand the team dynamics and operations as much as possible. I hope that I will be afforded the opportunity to do some things my way.
I am really grateful for the confidence that the organization has shown in me. I did have four interviews before being presented with a contract and I am grateful that I was able to represent myself in a good way. But the most important meeting will be with the team as I will be spending most of my time with them. I hope that they will like me. It will just make everything so much easier.
I am on the wrong side of 60. I am also unemployed. Otherwise known as retired. I have arrived here too soon. And unexpectedly. My retirement age had been extended and then before the time was up, I was retrenched. Easy pickings.
It hasn’t been all bad news. I have loved the unplanned time off, I have become fit and healthy again and I am now also debt free. But I am still far too young and my mind is far too creative and agile to be put out to pasture.
Luckily, I am a great believer in the law of attraction and in telling the universe what I want because the universe will conspire to make it happen. It works. I know because I have been blessed abundantly in this way.
I have no doubt that I will attract what I need into my life. Soon. Very soon.
Update. My belief that the universe will bring me what I need has been completely validated. I am loving my new job even though at this stage it is only a short term contract!
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