Alphabet Soup Challenge: T is for The Top 10 Things I’m Sure of Right Now

A few weeks ago I was sure that I was at the beginning of a really meaningful career path. But it turns out I was wrong. I am now unemployed.

So here I am, trying to make lemonade out of lemons.

It’s going to be a process, people. I guess you can consider this my first step. Gotta start somewhere, right?

So here’s what I am sure of in this moment:

  1. I have more time for writing and improving my blogging skills.
  2. There are a lot of small home improvement/decor/organizational tasks that I can do around this joint to keep myself occupied.
  3. I don’t want to wallow in the sadness I’m feeling.
  4. Vodka pairs well with lemonade.
  5. My sense of humor is still intact.
  6. Music is therapeutic in times like these. Like this song that my blogger friend Mona at recently shared with me.
  7. My family loves me unconditionally.
  8. So does Radar. Karl too, I’m told.
Karl the cockeyed kitty

9. I’m not the only smart, hard-working, talented employee to ever been given the ol’ heave ho in the history of the universe.

10. I will survive and find new ways to thrive. I am not stopping now.

9 thoughts on “Alphabet Soup Challenge: T is for The Top 10 Things I’m Sure of Right Now”

  1. Oh, I’ve been there. I was my family’s breadwinner, and the source of our health insurance, when I was laid off. I had to scramble hard to scrape together enough money to keep us afloat, and racked up a mind-boggling amount of credit card debt in the process. We made it through, though. You will, too.

    Your comment about the vodka and the lemonade made me chuckle. One night years ago, I decided to try a splash of my then-boyfriend’s lemon vodka in my tea. It was delicious, and didn’t taste at all like alcohol. (I’ve never been a fan of the taste of alcohol.) So imagine my surprise when I got up for a third cup and nearly fell over sideways. Those lemon vodkas are the worst! LOL

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    1. You are a survivor! Thanks for sharing your story and for the encouragement. Those cocktails that taste like Kool-aid are dangerous! Mine would be a long island iced tea. Delicious and dangerous πŸ™‚


    1. Thank you Christi! I’m doing my best each day to move myself forward. I think patience, determination, and discipline are going to be the keys to landing in a better place professionally. And of course my stellar sense of humor!

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  2. Rhonda,
    I sure wasn’t expecting this bad news when I read your post. All I can say is that it’s their loss, my friend, and there is something better waiting for you out there! Glad you are coping well; though I think in this instance, you’re allowed to scream, shout a few expletives, have a good cry and then move on. I know you’re tough and that this isn’t going to stop you! If there’s anything I can do to help, please let me know. I’m glad you liked the song. Here’s another one just for you, my friend ~ please internalize this!

    Great Big Hugs to You, Mona

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    1. Wow Mona…I appreciate you so much. This song brought me to tears-in a good way. Adding it to my Soul Song playlist. I’m tweaking it a lot these days and it’s really been therapeutic. A great big hug back to you, friend!

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