Monday, July 30, 2012

Last summer's frustration

Last summer, on the day we closed on our house, I found out that the place where I worked would be closing. 11 of my co-workers were laid off in June. I was one of the 3 employees who remained after it was announced that our workplace was closing in September. Between June and September, I worked from home, but there wasn't a lot to do since the place was closing.

I spent last summer agonizing over finding a new job and what I would possibly do if come September, I didn't have a job. I spent the summer trying to enjoy our new home, while also trying not to think about losing it.

Our house
Last summer if you had asked me, I would have told you that the summer was really difficult. I had a boss who fired me and re-hired me in the same meeting. During that meeting he also asked me if I had ever heard of Think Thin bars and hinted that I might want to try them. He ended the meeting by saying he was really excited to continue working with me.

I spent a lot of the summer feeling anxious and unable to relax. In addition to dreading meeting with my boss, I worried constantly about finding a job and paying bills.

To distract myself, I painted our kitchen, living room, sun room, and bedroom. I unpacked. I tried to make this house feel more like a home.

And in September, we got Bronx. Being home allowed me to train him and spend the important first few months with him.

You might remember that I totally believe that everything happens for a reason. As tough as last summer was, I know that I needed to go through it and that actually, it ended up being perfect timing. I had the time to take care of our home, I had time to give Bronx exactly what he needed as a puppy. And none of this would have been possible if I hadn't had to go through that tough summer.

Sitting here one year later, I know that I'm lucky to have come through last summer with such little damage. We still own our home. Bronx is a well-adjusted little peanut. LoLo and I are stronger than ever.

I said it once and I'll say it again... everything happens for a reason.

4 comments:

Sandra said...

You have a beautiful home. You should be so proud to have made it through such a tough time. I'm definitely proud of you! I hope this summer is ten times better!

Katie Price said...

I know how you feel, my friend. Buying a house is always a risk, and when a spouse loses a job it's especially scary. I'm so glad that it all worked out for you & you see how it worked for the good!

This is a great lesson for me today.

Karla said...

That’s totally my motto.. anything and everything happens for a reason. Most of the time its something that was meant to make us the strong woman we are today!
Wow that boss of yours sounds like a real charmer ( angry face) I cant imagine how hard it would be to be so excited about your new home and so nervous about your job situation. But it all worked out.. and your house looks beautiful!!!

Whitney Cramer said...

1.) talk about a confusing boss! do you still work there?

2.) i LOVE your home, it's gorgeous!

3.) i agree, things happen for a reason!