So, what’s next?  It’s time to move forward in life, but to where?  How to decide?  Which direction should I go?  How should I proceed?  It sounds like a plan is needed.

All the above questions guide us in our daily lives.  We may not consciously think of them as we make choices, but everything we do is a choice.  We choose to go to work and earn a paycheck, or we choose to stay home.  Sometimes, life happens, such as loosing a job that pays the bills.  It was not our conscious choice to lose the job, but we do have choices to how we respond to the situation.

It’s been a little over a year and a half ago that I lost my job that supplemented my income.  It was a strange ending, that I don’t think I will ever understand.  I worked for this employer for three years.  I was the front office person for an independent psychiatrist, and I will NEVER work for a psychiatrist again!  It was odd.  I had a job one day, and the next I did not.  It’s been a struggle financially since that point, but I have made choices to bring “everything” back into balance.

Looking back, I went six weeks without a paycheck or Unemployment.  I didn’t have Food Stamps.  I didn’t have any public/financial assistance.  I did manage to keep our apartment.  I did put food on the table.  How?  I don’t know, but I can say that I didn’t steal anything.

This whole incident set-up a chain reaction, and I’m finally seeing the proverbial “light at the end of the tunnel”.  I should be solvent in the next month or two.  I think I had a whole year of major life changes, that has shifted my direction physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.  Looking back, it was all positive change.  At the time, it felt like the world was collapsing beneath my feet.

So to moving forward, I decided to write this blog entry, bless the events, and let them go.  I don’t need them influencing my life or my thinking anymore.  I am through with them, and am consciously releasing them to the Creator.  A good friend told me once, “we don’t own the past or the future; all we have is the present.”  In truth, it is the truth.

To move forward, we need to reconcile the past, and focus on our present situation(s).  It is a choice to be made.  Looking backward can provide wisdom for the present, and the present will set our course in the future.  Hmmm, hope that wasn’t confusing. . .

Love & Light to All. . .Karen

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