I’m back! It’s been a long time away but I am now ready to share my experiences and drop some knowledge too! I have to go back a bit so that everything will make sense so back we go to November 10th, last month. I was on a trip en route to my residency in Jacksonville, Florida when the plane made a pick up stop in Nashville, Tennessee. I was planning on sleeping the reminder of the trip as I had done up to that point but then a blonde haired older woman sat next to me and this was the beginning of it all.
Susan Double V is a retired employee from the Federal Government who was on vacation visiting a friend and was going back home to a small town in Georgia about a 1 1/2 outside of Jacksonville. Susan spoke to me the entire time about looking for a job with the Feds with my soon to acquire degree. She even gave me her contact information in case I need help and or advice along the way. She even told me what classifications to apply for. I don’t believe in coincidences so I knew she was talking to me for a reason even if I didn’t understand it at the time. In my previous post, Florida and The Face of Change I spoke about the change I experienced while I was in Florida which is following up to the finale that occurred the Monday I got back from my residency.
At the end of the day I was called into an office with my supervisor, HR manager, and CFO and I was informed that with the current changes of the company that as of December 31st I will no longer be employed with them, I was being laid off. I immediately started crying because I was taken a back. I knew I was going through a change but I couldn’t believe it was this drastic! A few months ago I applied for an entry level position in the field of mental health and I was offered the position but I declined for two reason. The first reason depended on the schedule, which ended up being different than what I had applied for, and second the pay was less than what I was currently making. I wanted one out of the two to work in my favor so I declined. Upon receiving notice of my layoff I went online and saw the same position offered with a different more favorable schedule so I called and expressed my interest then continued contact with HR until I was offered the position which was only a week waiting time.
Turns out the position was at the same facility that I had originally interviewed for a few months ago so I did not need to re-interview. It was although the Universe was tired of waiting around for me to commit to change so it went ahead and made it happen for me. I have to admit I was distressed but I kept pushing through after all I still had the quarter to finish (I’ve just completed!) and I AM STILL EMPLOYED while my new job begins next week, I never gave up, because life wasn’t gonna give up on me.
In order to receive my severance check I have to stay until the end of the month so I will be working two full time jobs until the 30th which means I’ll be absent from my pages (The Free Spirited Facebook page and this website). I remember doing a reading for a woman who had been laid off but her mindset was stuck in the negative and she only wanted to hear what was the next worst thing that was going to happen. You can’t stay in the negative if you want change to occur, you must stay diligent and positive in moving forward! When one door closes it’s really meant to open another ♥.