Celebrating my success!
Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:13 pm
In September of 2005 the following was the subject of my message: 58, divorced, business failing, I need a job -- any ideas? I recently added a post to it as encouragement for anyone who may find themselves as helpless as I was feeling 2-1/2 years ago. Someone suggested I add it to the success stories and others wondered what happened during those 2-1/2 years. So here is a little synposis of the past couple years -- The business failed. I filed personal bankruptcy, moved to FL and lived with my daughter and her family for over six months before finding a new job. At one point I had three part-time jobs but finally connected with the "right" one at a university. The new job is challenging and interesting using much of my past non-profit accounting experience and skills. The pay and benefits are the best I've ever had -- and I think in this case my age and experience is what landed me the job. In addition, I'm not sure I would have had the confidence I needed had this opportunity presented itself eariler in my life. Having passed through "the fire" so to speak, I have a new respect for me. In addition to the job, I've written a book, "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Backyard Adventures" which will be available in bookstores in May. This month, three of my wall hangings will be exhibited in a state-wide Florida show. So please join me in celebrating some wonderful and unexpected successes -- after feeling like such a failure! Nancy