Sunday, December 23, 2012

Starting a New Chapter in My Life

Hi everyone!  Happy Sunday!  I have some big news to share.  A little over a week ago I learned that I am being laid off from my job.  I am one of just over 20 people who made up the list of employees to cut.  At first I was shocked that I made the list in light of what I do for a living, but hey, I guess even payroll administrators are indispensable.   I am very good at what I do.  I should be after doing it for over twenty years.  I can process payroll with both eyes closed and one hand tied behind my back.  That is how good I am at it.  I thoroughly understand payroll and am very familiar with several payroll processing systems.   Anyway, my last day at work is December 28th.  After that day I ride off into the sunset.  My manager is very upset about it but I am not.  I had been feeling for a while that it was time to ride off into the sunset and I blogged about on November 1st.  Here is the post in case you missed it.

I did not tell anyone in my family about being laid off for several days.  I did not tell any of my friends either for several days because I did not want to listen to people telling me how sorry they are and giving me that "poor Xenia" look.  I am fine with it and look foward to all things wonderful happening to me in my life.  I have been working for this particular company for nearly six years and made some wonderful friends.  I will be keeping in touch with them and seeing them from time to time outside of the workplace as we have always done.  I welcome change for myself and at the same time wish everyone that I am leaving behind there well.   

After December 28th I will be starting a whole new chapter.  I am very excited about it!!!

I am the author of all of the chapters of my life.  I know where I want to take my life next but I also remain open to all possibilities.  2013 holds more intense spiritual awakening and study but that was going to happen anyway even if I was not laid off.  This was always on my radar because my spiritual growth is the most important thing to me.  Now, notice that I wrote that my spiritual growth is important to me not a religious one.  These are two different things.

I am hoping that this new chapter includes traveling to all the places I ever wanted to see such as England, France, Italy, Spain, Africa and more of Canada.

I hope to be able to fill the rest of the pages of my life with miracles upon miracles.  I have always embraced life and so to me the only way to live is in complete JOY.  I will try not to sweat the small stuff that are really not important at all.  I am usually good at that but every now and then I have allowed others to rope me into nonsense.  

I am following my Yellow Brick Road and I encourage you to do the same.

I am off to see the Wizard that lives within Me.


JoKnows said...

It's wonderful that you aren't upset and are looking ahead to a bright future. I found it very difficult to leave my job (voluntarily) but I am happier now with what I'm doing. Best wishes.

collarcitybrownstone said...

I have always been open to change and so I think that is why I am not upset. I also do not like to put out fear thoughts associated with being laid off and that is a great help in ensuring that you land on your feet.

Anonymous said...

I take my hat off to you and wish you all the best!
I hope you'll continue blogging and let your readers be part of your journey.

Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year!
XO Herba

collarcitybrownstone said...

Thank you Minorherba, I really appreciate your kind words. I love blogging and have no intentions on stopping any time soon. Anyone who wants to come on this journey with me is more than welcomed.

Merry Christmas to you too and a Very Happy New Year!!! YAY!!!!