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1.17.2008

When Life Hands You Lemons...You Make A Martini


Today mine, along with all the other Account Executives,clerical staff, etc., positions were eliminated. My company is under a reorganization under a new regime and we have been told we are free to reapply to a few new positions being created, and essentially let the chips fall where there may. I have anticipated this for a while, and the whole retail sector is rocky. Oddly I feel OK. I will reapply there, and else where.When one door closes another opens, and this is my wake up call to do what I love perhaps. I have been dabbling in PT food and wine jobs over the years to help make ends meet, and you know what 'I LOVE IT!". I'm grateful for my past opportunities, being hired directly by a legendary minority history maker,who has since departed this earth , but have always felt it was time to move on. I was stagnating in a place with no room for growth.I have amazing support from Certain Someone and my friends and family, who have all assured me I will be OK. So tonight I raise a rosy glass( Skane Aquavit and X Rated Fusion Liqueur) to my rosy future. I know I'm not alone in that these are hard times all over. The other day I visited the neighborhood supermarket that was in the process of closing. It was weird seeing the stores shelves half empty for quick clearance. I thought about the people who worked there, those who relied on this neighborhood store because no where else was close by, etc. Its all a domino effect. So I will chill this evening and wake up hungry and ambitious ready to start a new day, and a new life.

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13 comments:

Cynthia said...

And you will succeed and excel in a way unimaginable! I'd say go for what you love, what have you got to lose? Your passion will drive you and though you may work long and hard hours at least you'd be enjoying it.

Sending warm hugs.

Cynthia said...

So, here's to a rosy future!

Deborah said...

I wish you all the luck for your future! I have to admit that sometimes I wish I would lose my job, because I don't love it, and I know that would push me to follow what I really want to do. Sometimes you get caught in a spot and you get comfortable there, but being forced to follow your dreams could be the best thing to happen!! Even though I only know you through blogging, I know you will come out of this even better!

african vanielje said...

Courtney, if you keep putting out positive energy the right thing will come into your sphere. Good luck and here's to finding new paths in 2008.

glamah16 said...

All of you are so kind! Thanks for your encouraging words.

chou said...

What a way to meet--as a newcomer, my full hearted wishes for best of luck in your job search, and an extra pinch of serendipity for something you love.

Your neighborhood grocer wouldn't be mine, would it? (Co-op)

glamah16 said...

You guessed it! Expensive, some issues, but will be missed.I loaded up some stuff clearnce for the pantry. Tons of baking supplies from the bakery.

Proud Italian Cook said...

Courtney, Have no regrets, don't look back, move forward and follow your dreams! We only live in this world for a short time, I say follow your passion,the skys the limit!!! I'm raising my glass for you!!

glamah16 said...

Thanks Proud Italian Cook. Thats what my mother would always say.

chou said...

Yes to the expensive, but what other grocer in the city carried every random ingredient you needed? Hopefully something good comes in to replace it. We'll see . . .

Mansi Desai said...

wish you the best in life ahead!! I'm sure you'll have something nice in store for you:)

Mary said...

I lost my job almost exactly a year ago. Although I didn't deal with it nearly as well as you seem to be, I find that now, doing something completely different is a blessing that I had fought against. I am happier and more at peace with myself. I hope that when you come through this period of change you find yourself happier too.

glamah16 said...

Thanks. Great words. If I wasn't opitmistic and had hope, then I would have nothing. So I have to be positive.