Alright so as most of you know I’ve had a hell of a year and it all started on IWD in 2017. Getting fired on that day and having to deal with the side effects of it it hasn’t been easy. I became very anxious and a little bit depressed, and coping with these emotions has not been easy. I am quite happy with my life right now and am learning how to deal with anxiety a little bit more every day.
I truly believe that this was all part of God’s plan for my life. That I had to go through this (and become stronger in the process) to see that He had something better in mind for me. I wrote this blog post on March 23rd 2017 and decided to not post it (I clearly wasn’t over it), but it has been a year now and well here goes…
and yes I will update you on what is new and exciting in my life now 🙂
March 23rd, 2017
Ok so now that my affiliation with my old workplace is officially over I can tell you guys a little bit about what happened in my life recently.
I was “let go” aka fired on International Women’s Day (IWD). Symbolism anyone?
I have had a lot of jobs in my lifetime and not once have I been fired so this is new territory for me. This event came out of the blue as there was no prior warning or any communication of the sort. Basically I had no clue this was coming and the reasoning behind it was vague. Anyway, I am moving on and am finally accepting the fact that I no longer work there.
I loved it there. The culture, the people, the friends I made and called family; that was the hardest part for me to accept, that I will no longer see these people everyday. It all seemed like an illusion. Why would you let someone go on IWD of all days with no valid reason if you pride yourself on culture and being a family? So realizing that we are all expendable and that the manner in which someone is let go makes no difference to them was a learning experience I will never forget. I will be able to reflect on this situation and use it to strengthen my judgement and character.
I realize it is never an easy thing to do as a company but I wish they would have had a little more empathy.
Pitty Party OVER.
This post isn’t about them. I was let go on IWD and my Dad was the first to point that out to me, then Ben mentioned how ironic it was. However, this blog and what I hope to achieve with it is about empowering women and the fact that this happened to me on such a day was no accident. I believe that everything happens for a reason and this is my push to do what I want to do, to find what truly brings meaning to my life. If I can draw some meaning from being fired on International Women’s Day it would be to inspire you to never give up or lose hope in times of turmoil. Sometimes life isn’t fair and we should not allow these situations to deprive us of our strength.
Overcoming obstacles is often very hard to do when your judgement is clouded but this is my promise to all of you; I will focus on my goals for the rest of the year. I truly believe that something greater is going to come along. For anyone who has been having a hard time, just know that things will look up. They always do as long as you have faith.
My friend reminded me of a quote I had on my mirror about 8 years ago and it hit home hard.
“If God brings you to it, he will bring you through it.”
Believe in yourself and in the greater good. You got this.