Saturday, July 30, 2011

Visions of sugar plums dance in my head

Is it crazy for me to NOT want to push things? Not rush into the first good offer that comes along? I have chatted with a few friends, and everyone keeps telling me how hard things are out there for job seekers.

Yeah, I know folks. I've been looking for a couple of years.

Trust me, I get it.

But here is where I am - this could be my MOMENT. You know? The one where I make a REALLY smart decision.

For example, I chatted with the egyptian about the possibility of leaving Alabama. I told him, "If we are going to do it - this may be our only chance for quite some time."

At first he sort of looked at me like I was speaking a foreign language (which technically I am - when I am talking to him.) Then on our way into the Post Office to mail a friend a birthday gift, he said, "Nicole, what if we tried NYC again?" (In so many words..)

I smiled, opened the door to the P.O. and said, "EXACTLY. Let's be STRATEGIC about this."

Now, I don't necessarily want to bounce off to NYC, but I would LOVE to go ANYWHERE other than here.

If that is not to be, then so be it. Let me settle here.

But you see, nothing is holding me here. Nothing. In the past, I came here for a past love. He left. I found a better job and a better love.. now the job is gone... time to roll...

I know, I know... I am acting as if the world is my oyster, and by God.. I think it is. Call me ridiculous, call me a dreamer.. but this is the ONLY break I have ever had for 28 years. Let me THINK and not JUMP.

All of that jumping in the past did nothing but raise my blood pressure and lead to job I fell disillusioned with over time.

Hell.. it hasn't even been 30 hours yet. ;-)

PS - Peggy - the lunch is on Monday. I will let you know! ;-)


Heather said...

Follow your heart and happiness will follow :)

High Heeled Life said...

Ask your Angels for a little guidance and then keep your mind, ears, and eyes open for messages. You will chose what is right for you. Believe in yourself nd your abilities...xo HHL

Karen@WaistingTime said...

Sounds like you have had a tough week. Sorry. I know it doesn't in anyway lessen your own loss, but I will share that when my husband lost his job several years ago, he did eventually get past the shock and fear and view it as one of the best things to happen to him. The next year was pretty darn stressful for ME, I won't lie. But you know that old saying - "what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger."

Leanne said...

You know, I think you are cool. Just have to tell you that. And honey, I agree with the above. Follow your heart, believe in yourself, and you will be fine (better than fine). I'm proud of you.

TV's Take said...

I am sorry to hear about your job but as you said these things have away of working out for the better.

Bossy Betty said...

Decisions like this drive me crazy. It sounds to me like maybe you already know what you are going to do. Go for the gusto, baby.

Maeve Frazier said...

So, Nicole - This post just shows what an amazingly strong person that you are! It is this strength that will carry you through this new journey in your life. Sometimes, losing a job can be the best thing that ever happens to you. Make this something wonderful! It sounds like you have a great guy beside you to travel with. Hugs, Maeve

Tori said...

You should totally move to Savannah!

Yenta Mary said...

You have precisely the right attitude! This is your moment -- no job or kids or family or anything is tying you down right now. You don't have to compromise or accommodate. You can go anywhere and do anything! Have an adventure!!! Find something you truly love ... :)


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