Blessings in Disguise

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  1. ThompsonPen profile image65
    ThompsonPenposted 10 years ago

    Alright, so let's be positive. The world is full of  Negative Nancy's and I resolve no longer to be one! So, I would like to share one of my less than wonderful moments that turned out be blessings in disguise. Then it's your turn wink
    I worked in a job that stressed me out more than anything, but it's the most I've ever been paid and when the games and politics were not involved, I really enjoyed it. Today I was laid off. However, this means that I have more time to devote to my writing, I have more time to devote to my video production side project/company, and I don't have to be a part of the ridiculous games that came with the job.

    1. profile image0
      Beth37posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Im so sorry nicola. I admire your positive attitude. Im sure you'll find something soon. Keep writing! It's good for you and you'll feel productive.

      1. ThompsonPen profile image65
        ThompsonPenposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        No need to be sorry - it's a blessing in disguise - and while it's the most I've been paid, it wasn't that much of a salary. writing is my passion and this is where my energy should be focused smile

    2. avorodisa profile image78
      avorodisaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      It happens quite often that we find ourselves doing a job that we don't really like, but we do it because we are paid and can provide ourselves for living. I believe being laid off is somehow connected to the feeling of displeasure that you got when you were involved in politics and other things. The situation may resolve by itself this way, without any conscious engagement on your part. It's deep subconscious streams and laws of the universe. When you are emotionally satisfied about what you do, you want to do it more...The space is very responsive, and it gives you more. When you are not, you don't give it enough attention and it weakens till the final stop. I wish you and all of us a better life where you can actually choose what you like doing and get paid for it. Good luck.

      1. ThompsonPen profile image65
        ThompsonPenposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        I completely agree, and very well stated! after having a day to digest everything, and reflect on the past week, I realized that all the signs from the Universe were staring me straight in the face, and telling me a change was coming. I think on some level I was prepared. There's the bruised ego aspect of everything, but over all, I think because I have had those signs over the past few days, I know this is the way it should be, and I was actually just released from my cage that I didn't even know I was in smile

    3. Cardisa profile image88
      Cardisaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      The same thing happened to me three years ago. I was planning to leave the job anyway but not so soon, but it gave me the opportunity to work full time from home. I have no regrets and I could never go back to working with anyone. So congrats! You should freelance as well, that's how I earn most of my income.

      1. ThompsonPen profile image65
        ThompsonPenposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        I'm certainly trying to freelance. There's quite a bit of fear involved in that for me, I think too. I've attempted it before, a couple years ago, and I think I got too overwhelmed looking for the writing jobs and then trying to produce.
        Actually, to help it, I've decided I"m going to go back to school, try and get my Masters in English. Of course, baby steps to begin with, just getting my AA out of the way  smile

  2. Suzanne Day profile image93
    Suzanne Dayposted 10 years ago

    Just do what I'm doing. Write hundreds of hubs (I still have a long way to go). Do it because you know it's YOU. Jobs come and go, Hubpages will be one of the longer jobs I've had!

    1. ThompsonPen profile image65
      ThompsonPenposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      That's my goal wink

  3. grand old lady profile image83
    grand old ladyposted 10 years ago

    A friend once said, "The best stress reliever is to quit your job." I'm glad you're not stressed and that you are working on your passion for writing. I'm sending you positive thoughts and prayers that you get the job that is right for you, pays well and has no snakes in the grass save for the manageable ones.

    i have been fired from maybe 10 jobs in my life, and whenever it happened to me a friend I would vent to would say, "Congratulations," and I'd feel good because they knew I hated the job.  That's how I ended up writing. It;s the only job where snakes don't matter, including the anacondas.

    1. ThompsonPen profile image65
      ThompsonPenposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I think that if a person doesn't love their job, or the state of being they're in, it weighs them down, and doesn't allow them to rise to their fullest potential. I think "congratulations" is the best response smile

  4. NateB11 profile image89
    NateB11posted 10 years ago

    I've never been broken-hearted about losing a job. They've all been horrible and I've always been glad to get rid of them. And I can't understand anyone who puts all their stake in a job. Kind of a dinosaur way of thinking.

    1. ThompsonPen profile image65
      ThompsonPenposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Ha! I like the way you put that - a dinosaur way of thinking smile
      I agree, there is a lot more out there than just the means of income. Unless your means of income is some amazingly humanitarian path that leads you on to everything you have ever dreamed...but that's not a regular occurrence. There will be other jobs, and I have an pretty pleasing resume over all, so it shouldn't be too much a problem finding another.

  5. Purpose Embraced profile image84
    Purpose Embracedposted 10 years ago

    I find that when I focus on the positive side of my life, things work out better for me. When look on my negative circumstances, I get stressed and fearful.

  6. Easy Exercise profile image87
    Easy Exerciseposted 10 years ago

    You have a fantastic perspective. Close the chapter and move on - love that! Life is more a paycheck but oh, how the paycheck helps.

    1. NateB11 profile image89
      NateB11posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Exactly, EE.

  7. Melinda Longoria profile image68
    Melinda Longoriaposted 10 years ago

    You've received so many positive thoughts, comments, and wishes from everyone. I actually have had a lot of health benefits as a result of leaving my last job. My vision has actually improved greatly, frequent headaches have disappeared, skin is clearer, a lot less doctor appointments, weight easier to manager, and I just feel better health wise. Some jobs take more from us than they are worth. Many blessings can come from change. Hoping you the best! ;-)

    1. ThompsonPen profile image65
      ThompsonPenposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      THe lack of stress is definitely helping me out!
      I'm glad you've found some benefits from leaving a job!  smile

  8. DonnaCaprio profile image60
    DonnaCaprioposted 10 years ago

    When one door closes, another opens. Look at the positive side, and wonderful things will happen.

    1. ThompsonPen profile image65
      ThompsonPenposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      yes ma'am!

  9. Esperanta profile image76
    Esperantaposted 10 years ago

    January 1 2004, I handed in my notice and became a fulltime freelance translator. I have not looked back since. I played with submitting articles here and elsewhere. However, I can earn more in one hour translating than I can in a month for my 20+ articles here. I thought passive income was a good idea, but now realise it is not a realistic proposition. I am lucky to hit $3 per month for over 20 well-researched, in-depth articles. I earn a minimum $60 per hour for my translations.

    As a result, I am resisting all the urges to continue with endless tweaking of my articles. What is the point when I can earn many times over for my other work? Even if we look at passive income, it would take decades for this to reach a level I might notice!

    1. ThompsonPen profile image65
      ThompsonPenposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      When I was in high school I wanted to be a translator, among other things. I took German, French, dabbled in Spanish, and on my own time tried my luck with Latin, Welsh and Greek. I think I could get back on the French horse.
      I know freelance writing can be a tough gig to get into, and it's always on the back burner or me. I do it on my spare time, moments of which are few and far between.
      I think sometimes it's about finding the right niche, the thing that captivates you to captivate your audience.
      but translating is a job that can literally take you anywhere wink

  10. a beautiful mess profile image88
    a beautiful messposted 10 years ago

    Good luck with your future, everything always gets better! It's great that you look at it as an opportunity, it's the best way to move forward.

    Last year I applied for a manager position at my job of 2 years, and they chose two people with less experience and knowledge of the job over me. I was very hurt by it, and retaliated by picking up a second job at a radio station and making that one my first priority. I ended up finding my passion in it - I want to be a radio personality! It's something I probably never would have done if I had gotten the manager position at my first job. God is good, and life always works out!!

    1. ThompsonPen profile image65
      ThompsonPenposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Wow! That's great! I'm glad you were able to turn a potential negative into a positive as well! I hope your passion continues to help you thrive smile

  11. luvtoowrite profile image40
    luvtoowriteposted 10 years ago

    I was laid off a few years back from a Viacom company, so I know what you are going through. When one door closes, another opens! It appears that you are taking advantage of a negative situation and turning it into a positive one. That is half the battle.


  12. michaelsimmons001 profile image60
    michaelsimmons001posted 10 years ago

    The same thing happened to me, but what I found is that I realized that real wealth is that time is more important than money and when you value your time more than money you will gain more wealth. I make a better living now and have more free time. The book Resolve by Orrin Woodward is a must read.

    Mike Simmons


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