Saturday, February 23, 2013

I'm Crazy Enough to Think I Can


It's been 4 weeks that I've been back to work.  Four weeks of total torture and actually four weeks of hell.  I knew my first day back that this just wasn't going to work for me.  So I decided not to complain and moan but to just do something about it.  I wrote a resume (the first one in 14 years) and fired it off in response to an ad I saw on line.   Well low and behold, 3 weeks later this sister chick has a new job.  To offer a little background, I worked for the same small company for 13 years and loved it.  Two years ago the owner suffered a stroke and 1 year ago the company was sold to a very large national company.  From day one I was miserable and should have made a positive decision to move on a long time ago.  There was so much other drama happening in my usually very predictable and boring life I just couldn't mentally make that leap.

This move is really lateral and a wash financially.  But the job itself sounds perfect for me.  It's a very small family owned company and they are implementing the software program I have worked with for the last 6 or so years.  I will be instrumental in that area as well as my skilled area of inter-modal transportation.  They seem truly happy to have found me (actually I found them).  And I hope to have many happy years with their team.

I also had my first home jewelry party last week.  I would say it was a sparkling success and I have another one booked for next month

So this was just a quick update on the happenings in my life.  Not to shabby for an almost 55 year old using a cane!

Think positive ladies, miserable is not a way anybody should spend their working day.  Especially as those days seem to be longer and longer.  Don't be afraid to make a change.  And sometimes it just takes a little crazy to have the confidence to move forward.

I'll try to do an outfit post tomorrow so I can link up with VM.  Will have to see if I can manage my time efficiently the rest of the weekend.

17 comments:

  1. Good for you Tammy, for making lemonade out of those lemons! I hope you'll be very happy in your new job; it does sound perfect.

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    1. Hooray! Huzzah! Yeaaaaayyyy, TAMMY !!! Missed you lots but glad you spent it organizing your life in such a proactive way and winning like a BOSS! How about a post featuring the jewelry party? Always fun to see girls having fun with sparkly things!
      Hugs,
      J

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    2. Wrong place, but you all get the idea ...
      J

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    3. Jan, I hope I am doing the right thing and will continue to think positive all the way! I actually never thought about posting about the jewelry party. It was somewhat last minute but very productive and something I was wanting to work towards. Promise next one will be a post!
      Sorry I've been out of the game so long. Had to do what I had to do!

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  2. Well, well done to you!!! That's great! You are right about not putting up with being miserable although it is really hard to get jobs here in England at the moment. My fiance is desperately trying to get a new job because he dislikes his but just doesn't seem to get anything!X

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    1. Kezzie, it's hard to get jobs here too! That's why I'm so thrilled.

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  3. Oh, Tammy, I'm so happy you and your new job found each other! Being miserable in the workplace is no way to live. Been there, done that. Congrats! In times like these I always hear Helen Reddy singing in my head "I Am Woman Hear Me Roar....." "if you ask me I can do anything... I am strong...I am invinsible...I am woooooomaaaaaannnn". :)

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  4. I was wondering about you Tammy! When you didnt post--I was thinking about you. Congrats and change is good!

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  5. Oh man, late to this, but congratulations on the new job! Nothing like a crappy job to suck the joy out of your life, and I'm glad you're leaving this particular joy-sucker behind.

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  6. Congratulations Tammy! I admire your courage to take a leap of faith and your determination in actively seeking out this new opportunity. It sounds like a wonderful change!!

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  7. congrats on all fronts! seems like speedy healing, a new job, and sparkles! so happy for you!

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  8. I may have to quote you on Facebook! That is uplifting and I can sure use that right now! Congrats on your new job and your new business. What kind of jewelry do you sale? Debbie @ ilovemylemonadelife.com

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  9. Congrats, lady.I have missed you and have wondered where you have been. I am glad about your jewelry party, you have some great stuff, so it doesn't surprise me it's doing well.

    xoxo,
    Carrie
    http://expressive-style.blogspot.com/

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  10. Congratulations on the new job. No one should have to be miserable every day at work. I am hoping this job will be everything you wish for. I think of you often and wish you the best.

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  11. We don't design clothes. We design dreams.
    http://www.virtualvoyage.edu.in/course/fashion-design-college/
    Virtual Voyage Designing Institute

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