Friday, February 23, 2007

A Time For Quiet Reflection

Painting by Swedish artist - Carl Larsson (1853-1919) In The Studio After the Ball

Well, in the last post where I said I had nothing to talk about, that was not entirely true. I had a lot going on, but it was all very unpleasant. So, if I have been absent from your blog or your email, please forgive me as I have been living through a nightmarish period of time in my work life. Suffice it to say that the bad guys won, and I resigned from my position at work, along with two of my friends. It should seem obvious to any workplace that when you have three employees resign on one day that there is something seriously wrong with a situation and the way they have handled it. Lastly, it seems to me that mean and vindictive people are way too omnipresent in this world, and that is why I choose to surround myself with all the good and true friends I have........and, again, I am so thankful for each and everyone of you. So, I am on a job search, and am so happy and relieved to be out of situation that was literally draining my life force away.

I will be taking a mini-blogging break. Possibly only over the weekend. Tonight, I am going to the opera!! The Lyric Opera of Chicago is presenting Dialouges of the Carmelites by Poulenc. This is an opera that was written in 1957 and has such beautiful music. Poulenc is a French composer and his organ concerto is one of my soul pieces. That is a term my Dad started, soul piece, and as you can imagine it is a piece of music that moves your soul and defines your very life. Another one of my soul pieces is A Midsummer Nights Dream by Mendelssohn. Anyway, I am so looking forward to going this evening. My Dad and Mary bought me the ticket for Christmas. It came in the form of a gift certificate and I used the whole amount to get myself a very good seat. So, I am going solo! Which is fine, I can think my own thoughts and people watch and look at a book during intermission. I will be the one with the Mysterior Air about me (and hopefully that will not be a reflection on the perfume I choose, har har).

Then Saturday my friend Trish is coming over to help me finish up some art projects. She could tell that I needed a helping hand and offered to lend it. True friend and soul mate that she is!

Sunday is Oscar day!!!!!! Lots of red carpet watching and fashion talk.......one of my favorite days of the year!

So, I will be back to Maude and Mozart next week dear friends! Although I am a bit nervous about job searching, I am confident that I made the right move for my mental health and can only be made stronger by this whole experience!

18 comments:

Terri said...

I have found, over the years, that when something bad happens to you because you did the right thing, God will always make a way for you to bigger and better things. Enjoy the opera! Bigger and better things are on their way to you!
God bless.
Terri

paula said...

Im sorry youve been having such a rough time of things....I'll keep my fingers crossed that something good will come out of this situation.

Hope you had a wonderful time at the opera.

Take care and much hugs xx

dogfaeriex5 said...

you go girl, you made the right choice and how lucky to go to the opera, i am so jealous-i need all the details -STAT!!
xoxo~kim

Literary Feline said...

It does sound like you made the right choice. I'm sorry you had to suffer through all that though. Have a wonderful time at the opera! Oh, to be a mouse in your pocket . . .

Lotus Reads said...

Dear Laura,

I, too, am happy you no longer have to go to the place that was, as you say, draining your life source away. I am sure this will simply open the door to something else, your dream job perhaps? I wish you the best of luck as you search the job market. Keep us posted on how it goes, ok?

Enjoy the evening at the Opera! Ooooooh, wish I was coming! :)

Karen said...

And so we breathe in the fresh air this morning, take time for us today and face our tomorrow with renewed strength and perseverance........We march on to bigger and better things...A new life now awaits us.....I can't wait to hear about the new friends you will make now and all your new adventures....Please stay in touch my dear friend.......

Diane Duda said...

sounds like me about a year ago.
you can always stay home and make pretty little things. :)

have a wonderful weekend!

Nan said...

Good for you!! I'm proud of you for leaving. Have fun at your "Night at the Opera." I love picturing you there.

Beth said...

You know I'm there for you 100% of the way, no matter what's going on.

And now the best part (for me she said selfishly)...at least for awhile....is that I can bug you anytime I want to since you'll be so easily found !!!!

Hugs to you my dear friend....and I can hear those cleansing breaths you are finally taking, all the way over here !!!!

longnecklady said...

Hey it's Sue (Beth's friend). I got a chance to see her tonight at work and she told ne a little about what happened. There comes a point when it's just not worth it anymore to have the life sucked out of you. Take a deep breath and enjoy the good and positve things around you. Create something fun this weekend if you get the chance.

Take care of yourself,

Sue

Melinda, mom of Noah said...

wow! if I remember correctly.....you do the same work I do now correct? I can give you a heads up if you are wanting to work from home in the same line of work. EMAIL me if you would like information:

ohplease.melinda@gmail.com

take care!

Trixie said...

Wow, all kinds of kind support, encouragment and even a job tip in here! I enjoyed our 6 hour photo copy session topped with unbelievable weather today. But we did good, ate well, and best of all, we did it together! You go Girl!

Tatterededge said...

Hey Laura, been there, done that. I decided way back when that no one could pay me enough to put up with that kind of garbage. Life is far too short to be miserable at work and have people treating you with a total lack of respect. I no longer work FOR anyone-I work WITH someone. I had to make the shift because when you work FOR someone, there's an automatic imbalance of power (even in the wording) and that's no way to have a healthy, working relationship. (IMHO)

Also when you have something like this happen, it's like a giant kick in the pants from the universe. Sometimes we don't "get it" when the message is subtle and so the universe just gets louder and louder! Look at it this way-this now leaves you free to embrace your highest good. The job you were meant to do is out there and circumstances are shifting to allow you to receive that opportunity. I know that only good will come to you.

Hang in there!

Orange Blossom Goddess (aka Heather) said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend!! I do hope that you find something soon which is much more life force complimentary rather than draining. Sounds like you packed up your integrity and got the heck out of there and I applaud you because that was very brave - especially since you didn't have another immediate place to go!!

Heather said...

I am sorry to hear that you have decided to leave your job because it got so bad. I know that it has been a struggle with you for some time.. its just a shame that it had to come down to this. I hope the opera helped to erase any negative feelings you left with last week and bring you a little peace over the weekend.
Thinking aboutcha girlie!!
Love
me

Mrs.E said...

I agree with terri. Take comfort in knowing that God is aware of your situation and he will direct your life in the right direction. Maybe this is the way it was supposed to be all along. I pray that you stay strong and not get discouraged. You will find what you need.
Opera? How wonderful. Do you have you itsy bitsy binoculars ready? :)Have fun and can't wait to read all about it.

MarilynH said...

wow, Laura, that is awful. Those people can have the job, right? You don't need that kind of atmosphere in your life. Sounds like my last job. HATED that place by the time I left, and the bad men who ran it.
Things will get better. Thinking of you...
M :)

Jill said...

Hi Laura! My stamp came today!!! Thanks so much! It will be such fun to use!!!!