my state of mindPosted: August 14, 2014
I was not expecting to be in a state of career transition on this milestone plus one birthday. Those things happen, however, and I continue to work the plan, as one of the Webinars from the career transition firm suggests.
There are up and down moments, but that is normal. There is plenty to keep me busy, and I am keeping busy. I have a good package from my former company, and I am looking at this as an opportunity to engage in something new and different and enjoyable.
This past Sunday’s lectionary Gospel reading was the passage in Matthew about Jesus walking on water in the storm (Matthew 14:22-33). Fr. Phil had a useful insight about that passage and the storms in our own lives.
Storms are not the only weather condition. There can be many other weather conditions which are more supportive of human safety. So, do not let the storms define the totality of all weather conditions. In the human sphere, do not let loss, pain, failure or threat, define the totality of life. The total good outweighs the total bad; it is just that the bad is such a deprivation of the good that it yells out and gains attention beyond its actual strength.
My life is far from being all storms. I am grateful for that and need to make sure I hold on to that thought.
P.S. Since it is my birthday, and since I am looking for a new position, I hope you will indulge me and allow me to share my business card with you. If you happen to come across an employer who is looking for someone with my skills and experience, please do send them in my direction.