Thursday, December 31, 2009

Good Riddance 2009

2009 sucked ass!  Yes, mom, I just said it and I'm not taking it back.  To say I had job troubles would be an understatement.  In October of 2008 I got my hours cut in half, in April of 2009 I realized that I would be paying more money out in childcare over the summer than I would bring in so I turned in my notice.  I've been out of work except for a few people in my office that have given me contract work.  I thank them from the bottom of my heart.  I have had a real estate license since 1998.  It expires tonight and I'm not renewing it.  The real estate market will get no better this year and I've never wanted to be a salesperson, I wanted to do my job better.  My husband got screwed from his previous employer as well, but thankfully he is newly employed by a fabulous company with great benefits and things are looking up.

I have been hurt by what has occurred over the past year.  My ego has been wounded.  My confidence has dropped to nothing.  But this is the end.  THE END.  2009 is over in a little under 7 hours and from midnight forward, I am going to do something that is incredibly hard for me and I'm going to let it go.  I'm only going to look forward and to the positive.  My kids, my husband and I deserve that.  So if I get all down-in-the-mouth - I want you to knock me around and point me in the right direction.

However, don't mess with my self-deprecating sense of humor.  That isn't going anywhere.


Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

You rock! What a wonderful thing to make up your mind to do!

Ingrid said...

You go Dijea! Here's wishing you a prosperous positive healthy New Year.

Mayor of Jackieville said...

I, too, am glad 2009 is over and gone! 2010 will be and your family deserve a wonderful, happy, healthy year!!

For what it is worth, the way I have kept myself from going completely insane from the carnage that has been 2009 is that sometimes God tosses us a year that is kinda sucky to remind us that life is not always shiny and perfect but we can get through it b/c we are stronger than we give ourselves credit for AND it helps us truly appreciate the upswings. I dunno, maybe that is goofy but I hold on to that theory pretty tight. It has helped me to keep going and never lose hope.

I hope everyone has a wonderful 2010!! :)

And Dij- you are the greatest. I am so thankful to call you friend. You always make me laugh at times when I need to laugh the most and that is PRICELESS!!! :)