Many years ago I decided that I wanted to look at each day as a new adventure, expecting something special and/or exciting to happen each day. It’s fun to look at each new day like that. But in the last couple of years I started to lose that perspective. These last two years have been difficult for me to look at each day that way.
I worked at a job for almost 15 years. I loved the job and I loved the people I worked with. I had my goals all set that I would retire from that job when I turn 70. Then a few of my fellow employees who I worked with for 10 plus years and whom I considered my good friends started leaving. These friends consisted of people who I considered partners, a mentor and teacher and people who would listen to me and I could listen to them. I was so comfortable with how things were, enjoying every minute, that I was not ready for the changes that were about to happen.
I know change is inevitable. But so much change happened. At the end of 2009 a merger took place and my job was no longer the same. And in May of 2010 I was let go from that job.
I am 60. I have a high school education. My knowledge of my job was from experience. When I started looking for a job I found that perspective employers looked at me one of two ways, I was either over qualified because of the positions I held and my experience or I was not qualified because I did not have a college degree. I started to lose perspective and belief in myself.
One thing I lost track of was my faith in my Savior Jesus Christ. Through this last year I have done a lot of soul searching and realized that he is the one person that never left my side and that I could count on. I’ve done a lot of praying and talking with my husband and church leaders. These things have helped me gain my perspective back. But I attribute all I have to my Savior. He has helped me and is still helping me and will continue to help me, even when I don’t deserve it.
So now each day has become a new adventure again. Something special happens every day, big or small. But it happens. And I am grateful.