When I got laid off, it was like someone pulled the rug from under my feet. It's an awful feeling. All the energy, love and time I invested, it all just evaporated. It put my self-worth in question and I worried people would peg me as a loser. After I dusted myself off, I realized I am so much more than my profession. I am a mother, a wife, a writer and a good person. I stand up for what I believe in, but I also appreciate the softer side of letting go.
In an effort to turn my luck around, I recently bought a lotto ticket. A few days later, I heard someone in Ottawa won $48 million. I honestly thought it was me because I bought my ticket on the same day and time as the unclaimed prize. The bad news: I didn't win the lottery. The good news: Tina Ferrone did and it couldn't have come at a better time for her family. Her husband has battled cancer and it has been a long road with chemo and surgeries. After I read their story, I decided I was going to stop marching in my pity party parade. I am so blessed to have a beautiful and healthy family. It's time to stop walking with my eyes on my feet and only seeing puddles.
From now on, I am going to walk with my head held high and notice the rainbows!
Besides, I don't need $48 million...
I already hit the jackpot.