[ Eliminate: completely remove or get rid of (something).]
Funny thing happens when your job gets eliminated. You go from Starbucks fresh brew and buying French lace bras at Saks to Dollar Store Keurig cups and Amazon underwear.
Yes, I tend to look for the humor in any situation. Despite the tears clouding my eyes, I have painfully learned that it is through these unexpected life experiences that we receive the most clarity. In fact, our vision may actually improve.
As I have always told my sons, we learn nothing from an easy test.
Years ago, when I worked in human resources at General Electric, we used to say, “Jobs go away, good people don’t”. We excelled at “re-purposing” people before it became a thing. After the “we are eliminating your position” call ended, I winced from a brief gut check into the keyboard and felt the bruising of my ego begin. I shed some tears, reassured my 3 dogs there would be food in their bowls, and went into go-mode planning my next move.
I know I am a good person. So where do I go from here?
The universe, of course, was ready with an answer. Only a few hours prior to the elimination conversation, I had received a spiritual download that I was to create a non-profit, Agape Woods, an unconditional love camp for kids. My heart raced and I felt an electrical energy throughout my body. My spirit was aligning with my life’s purpose.
The mission for Agape Woods is “to lift and love unconditionally all of God’s children”. IPride, my self-esteem program which I founded in 2015 will be playing a role in the curriculum in addition to structured activities and interaction with seniors and animals. A bit more about IPride below ⤵︎
In three days, I went from eliminated to resurrected. My faith is strong and tells me there has already been a precedent set. I embrace my new life and next steps.
I invite you, my global network of incredibly supportive friends, on this journey and welcome your prayers and any guidance you are willing to offer.