For those who may be worrying about me and need the more pragmatic information, I am currently job searching locally for a job in higher education, applying to part time and temporary positions as well and plan to do a national job search in 6 months if things do not pan out locally. I really do love where I live and believe the communities I have become part of are what is keeping me so grounded and positive. Though this ‘plan’ will I am sure change as life is ever changing. This blog will not necessarily focus on the details of my job search though I will certainly talk about what I am learning through this process.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
A month has passed...
More then a month has passed and after suggestions from a number of very important people in my life I have decided to blog about my experiences. Over a month ago I became unemployed, though the circumstances surrounding that are inconsequential to this blog. It is the time that has transpired and the love and support that I have felt since that I will be writing about. I know that others have suffered loss and for me that loss is a piece of my identity which in our culture is synonymous with your career. I hope that the lessons I am learning (because there are many) could provide some support for others who may find themselves in similar situations. I am doing lots of soul searching and yoga to figure out what my next life and career steps will be. I have been doing a lot of reflecting and some writing and plan to share that through this venue. This journey has been a humbling and freeing one and I will share the stories of people who are helping me through, quotes and music that are inspiring to me and articles that I have found helpful. I welcome comments and questions and offer to you my friendship and support.The reason I chose the title of this blog is because I truly believe that the support I am receiving from the members of "my village" is what is helping to lift me up and sustain me.
"This moving away from comfort and security, this stepping out into what is unknown, uncharted and shaky - that's called liberation." ~Pema Chodron