Published: Thursday, Sept. 26 2013 12:00 p.m. MDT
New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings (Lao Tzu). What a
wonderful story, thank you for writing it. I've made some awful blunders
in my life, such as moving to places that I hated, taking a new job just to get
away from a bad old job, and not selling stock before the dot-com crash of 2000.
We all do. I admire your husband's courage to try something new. Best
wishes in your new home.
Life is tough for most of us. I have changed jobs several times in my career.
I've been out of work twice. It is not easy. I am now retired. In
looking back, I find that some of the darkest events in my work life were really
all blessings. I hope this family will be blessed as well. Quitting cold
turkey is not a good way to go. Quick decisions are not good either.
Thoughtfulness and fasting are best for these decisions; but job decisions are
not the end of the world. Work is work. We need to realize this. That's
why they pay us to do it. It is always important to find satisfaction in
helping others. It is possible in most jobs. This is where the satisfaction
comes in. I hope this job change happens for the best and will bring true
happiness. But if it does not, we still have to work. Over time, the job will
look better and we will find ways to be more happy.
Who hasn't made mistakes or doesn't have regrets. Paying the
consequences is the tough part. being responsible is being mature. It's
never to late to grow up. lesson learned; you can't be immature when you
I don't view his trying something new as a mistake on his part. He was
unhappy with his lot in life and probably would have remained that way. Now
that he has tried something different he is able to appreciate what he has.
Something he couldn't have done otherwise. He has gained wisdom and
perspective in all this.
Quitting a job he hated was the best move Greg ever made. Twice. I quit two
good jobs in the same industry before I found a place where I loved work (doing
the same job, but in a different environment). Sometimes we need to hit the
reset button to restore our sanity.
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