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Letting Go

Friday, November 15, 2019



I have so much to cherish (a devoted husband, healthy children, a good education and an amazing life already led.) But as I get ready to hit the milestone that many dread (age 50) I have begun to feel the beginning tremors of change that will shake my incredibly comfortable and happy life.

The job that I loved and worked joyfully for more than 12 years will end in May 2020 when the company closes. I am grateful that I have plenty of time to prepare but am still staggered by the thought of leaving this office that I love, the co-workers who have become like family and the security of a fun, well-paid challenging job.

In less than a month my best friend of 10 years will move to a new home far from here. It is a change that she chose and I envy that this move is of her own volition and action. And as much as I know that texting, calling and all of the different ways of communication that are available these days will keep us close it just won't be the same. Her friendship has made me lazy when it comes to making friends so I find myself saying goodbye to someone who is, essentially, my only close friend. I have many acquaintances but none (at least for now) can compare or compete.

Yesterday one of those very same acquaintances was listening to my woes of impending loss of a friend and, not long thereafter, the loss of my job. She wisely said that comfort can be dangerous. Getting comfortable with life, a job, a salary, a friend -- or anything else --- can lull one out of the desire, will and courage for change. She said that these changes (although not my choice) may, in fact, be what I need. These changes may (as the old cliche goes) result in one door closing but more or better doors opening instead. Those words inspired me. They inspired me to embrace these changes.

Time to let go. Then I can start looking for those ubiquitous doors. Those big, beautiful, wonderful open doors of new opportunity, new challenge and new experiences.

A journey awaits.
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  • JAZZPUPPY
    Good luck on your changes....there are a lot rocking your world at one time.
    98 days ago
  • JAZZPUPPY
    Good luck on your changes....there are a lot rocking your world at one time.
    98 days ago
  • RHOOK20047
    I know only so well how you feel, I have had it happen to me as well. It is true when one door closes another opens. Hang in there, get out and do anything, just don't sit and brood about it. I would have loved to have had that much time to prepare for company closing. Happened to me twice and both time I had two week notices. You sound like a strong person, so be open to changes as change is normally good. emoticon
    104 days ago
  • RHOOK20047
    I know only so well how you feel, I have had it happen to me as well. It is true when one door closes another opens. Hang in there, get out and do anything, just don't sit and brood about it. I would have loved to have had that much time to prepare for company closing. Happened to me twice and both time I had two week notices. You sound like a strong person, so be open to changes as change is normally good. emoticon
    104 days ago
  • DWROBERGE
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    104 days ago
  • BIKE4HEALTH
    This is a chance to create a whole new chapter in your life. Choose to make it a more abundant chapter than any prior. Fill it with new friends, new goals, and whatever else you would like to have in your life that may not be there now..
    105 days ago
  • POSEY440
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    105 days ago
  • SIMPLY_JAE
    Change is difficult no matter if we choose the change or the change is put upon us...and change can be positive if we can look for the positive
    105 days ago
  • LAURALLANCE
    Hang in there! Sounds like you have some awesome new opportunities on the horizon, including plans to go visit your friend in her new home. Change can be a good thing...
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    105 days ago
  • PIZZA5152
    Good thoughts and action plan
    105 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/15/2019 10:34:24 AM
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