Thanks guys. I've been thinking about all the years I had that were relatively problem free, so guess I was due, but dayum did it all have to happen in the same year? It has been one thing after another.
I have never expected to get rich (except on the occasions I buy a lottery ticket. ), but I would like to pay my bills, have enough left over to save and to have a little fun with. I don't think that's asking a lot.
But you guys have been wonderful as one thing after another has happened this year. I have no doubt that my online FORT family has done a lot to lift my spirits.
And Ellen, thanks. I need a less stressful job. I got out of this business 20 years ago because I couldn't handle the stress. And in 20 years the stress part of it hasn't changed. In fact, due to the current real estate situation, it's gotten worse.
Interestingly enough, this is the first "event" in 7 months that I actually feel calm about. I know I'm going to get laid off. BUT, I am ok with it. I said last week that I felt like something had "happened" and that my life was finally starting to turn around (this was after the hours and pay cuts at work). Then had VERY good news over the weekend. HOpeful news. And then this happens and strangely enough, I feel good about this. Maybe just satisfaction that I handled myself well in a crisis situation (and believe me, Monday was a crisis at work with this. Flurry of phone calls, threats, etc.)
But I honestly feel that I am going to get laid off and it's going to be ok.
I don't know why, but I do. I haven't felt this calm or peaceful or at ease in over 7 months.
I guess I feel "right" and haven't felt that way in a long time.
And quite honestly, I"m still facing car problems (major ones there), money problems, health problems (needed that insurance from work) and other difficulties, but it just feels ok now. I can't really explain it.
We'll have to wait and see what happens. But I am fairly positive that I won't have this job by Friday and that is ok. I think I will have something else maybe, at this point no idea what. But I feel it coming.
OK, so now ya'll have proof that I really am crazy!