Well, long story short, a few weeks ago, after I posted the update about being hospitalized with cellulitis, I received a letter from my employers informing me that my employment had been terminated. I won’t go into the whole saga here, but let’s just say it hasn’t been a fun experience.
If I had any doubts that my hospitalizations were signs that I needed to move on to bigger and better things, and that my job was not where I was meant to be, receiving that letter removed all of them. Aside from the obvious financial impact and dealing with a few loose ends, I’m in a much better place physically, emotionally and spiritually. My legs have healed nicely, and as an added bonus, the eczema that had developed on the palms of both my hands as a result of my job has now almost completely disappeared. This morning, I put on hot pink nail polish to celebrate the return of my hands as I once knew them.
The past weekend has definitely marked a turning point for me on an emotional and spiritual level as well. After several weeks of health and job issues, and the resulting panic and stress, I think I’ve finally got my groove back! Granted, there are still some financial and medical coverage issues to deal with, but overall, my outlook has been a lot more optimistic. I’m feeling like my old self again!
My feeling of connection to my “folks” has also returned. One of the reasons I haven’t written anything here lately has been that, while I know that being hospitalized and getting terminated from my job were big signs that I wasn’t where I was meant to be, worry and stress unfortunately overrode any sense of connection for a while. It was still there, and they are definitely helping me out through all of this, but the connection felt like it was in the background, and not at its usual level. I’m so glad it’s back!!!
So, I’m happy to report that now, not only did I get the message that where I was wasn’t where I was meant to be, but I really do feel like I’m moving on to bigger and better things. As an interesting “side note”, a few months ago, while talking to one of my friends about the job, I told her that I had a feeling that I wouldn’t be there past June. I guess I must be psychic!