So, based on the title of this post, you’ve guessed that I’ve had an interesting couple of weeks.
Monday March 19 I had a 4:00pm meeting. One of those 4:00pm meetings. You know the ones…where you shut the door and next thing you know, you’re packing up boxes and being escorted out.
For the longest time, I had always thought that getting fired was like a death sentence, and I suppose, in many cases, it can be for people. But for me? I was relieved. I had been seeking a better work-life balance, and God simply took the burden off my shoulders before I could take it off my own.
God has a funny way of working in life. Two years ago, had this happened to me, I would have just fallen apart. I would have been upset, blamed others, and spent far more time than two hours wallowing.
But now? I woke up on Tuesday morning after it happened, watched two hours of This is Us, cried my way through it (the tears, I’m sure, not just because of Jack Pearson), and then I moved on! Wouldn’t you know it? Getting fired didn’t end my life!
Getting fired allowed me the time to reach out to those that are important to me and be intentional about spending time with them. Getting fired allowed me the time to sleep in, something I arguably needed. Maybe I didn’t need it…I don’t know. Getting fired allowed me to learn about new opportunities and evaluate what parts of my life I really want to invest more time in. Getting fired allowed me to breathe….really breathe….without stress, without frustration, and without second-guessing myself every day. Getting fired allowed me the opportunity to, when offered a new position, I was able to accept on a Tuesday and start that position the following Monday. No notice required.
I have no doubt that God put this into my life. It’s been one of the biggest learning experiences I’ve had, and it was also a time for me to understand that God’s got it handled. You guys….God will do what you ask Him for if you just ask. I had been asking God to help me navigate my thoughts and put a path in front of me and He did. He provided in all the ways I needed, and I am beyond excited to continue on the journey He’s leading me down.
I am so excited to announce that the newest chapter in my book is becoming the Marketing Manager of Junior Achievement of Kansas. I start Monday, and I couldn’t be more excited 🙂