This is the last Sunday in the month of August, 2010. My “stay-cation” officially comes to an end at midnight, as I’ll be re-entering the work force on 8-20-2010!!
I am grateful to have found a job…grateful that this employer did not give up on me, as I had a tough time coming to personal terms with accepting this job. I struggled mightily but, came to my senses and am looking forward to getting back into the swing of things tomorrow.
I should’ve, would’ve,m could’ve used the time off from the work world to get more projects done, to work on some personal and psychological issues…which I did to some extent…I allowed myself to grieve more than I had in the past 6-months since my father’s death back in March…the overall unemployed experienced brought so many emotional and psychological issues to the surface where I had no choice but to face them.
I found myself much more aware of the overall economy of our nation…being part of the unemployment statistics was VERY disturbing, especially during week 3 when the unemployment rate hit 500,000 new unemployment claims filed!!! While week 3 found me more relaxed in my unemployment “stay-cation”…I knew it was time to get serious and get back into the work world game!!!
I have no doubt I’ll be able to handle the work load at this new firm. I will give 100% but not 110%…I’m really going to try to do my job and come home every evening…while I’m loyal to a fault, I learned that sometimes you have to be true to yourself…I lost that at my last job…I got caught up in the underlying crap and trusted that these folks were my “friends.” Some really may have been…most were not…and when the dust settled after my departure, I found out who was real and who were out for their own personal gain.
Summer is rapidly coming to an end…next weekend is Labor Day weekend and for me, the beginning of Fall, College Football and yes, NFL Football!!!
We’re heading into the last quarter of 2010 as we welcome September…2010 has been a rough one of me but I’m still hanging in there and forging ahead.
Time for another cup of coffee and to start tackling a project or two…