It has been a few weeks since I have been fired and I have to say, I couldn’t be happier. Less than 24 hours after getting canned I was at a new job. Well, somewhat new. I have been working nights with a long time friend for years. We actually go way back, about eight years. When I went in to tell him he said I was now full-time and I haven’t turned back.
The new career is still in insurance, which I hate but there is something a bit more liberating about being here. I have my own hours, I am my own boss, and we laugh. I feel free. I feel like I’m back with a family. I don’t feel chained down and oh my, the stress is gone. It is amazing how it takes something big happening to tell you what you already knew.
I knew my prior job was slowly suffocating me but I didn’t quite realize the extent of damage it was doing daily to my health, my marriage, my parenting, my social life and really, you name it, it was affected. The past few weeks have been an awakening and it has really helped me focus every day on actually living and being, instead of just going through the motions of life. I’ve also noticed that I’ve let go of so much more and I’m not nagging about the little things. I think I was looking to grasp onto something to have better control since I felt like I was spiraling at my old job.
I’ve had happy hour with old co-workers several times who have filled me in on the news at my old job and we have come to a conclusion on the “why’s” of my firing. I guess it should make me very upset and as some people keep telling me, I could have grounds to sue them but I have already let all of that go. I don’t want it leaking any more toxins into my life and I’ll just assume karma will keep doing its thing. I am more worried about where I am today instead of where I was.
I know, I sound like I smoked something and I’m living with the damn unicorns but I really am just loving life. First month of 2014 down and I feel like I’ve already nailed it.