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Hello. My name is Linda. I left my high paying job in the cities mostly to care for my parents, but also left to reclaim my health and sanity as well. I now live in a rural area and just recently was laid off from the first job I could find up here. It took me 8 months to find that job, and now I am into another 6 months of finding a new one. I fell into my high paying job right out of high school and stayed there for 21 years. I regret I did not take the time to go to school, especially now when so many employers require you have a degree whether you can do the job or not. Hard to get your foot in the door. Have been meeting with a career counselor, but it is a little discouraging right now. Trying to do alot of studying so I can pass a pre-entrance exam to a tech school; problem is, I still don’t know what I want to be when I “grow up.” Somewhere along the line, I lost a part of me that knew what I wanted. A lot of jobs are in the cities, but I will not abandon what I started out to do in regards to my parents. All in all, just trying to keep a positive attitude. I don’t have a huge support system, but thought this website would help. I feel God has a plan for me; I’m just a little impatient trying to figure out what that plan is; maybe that is what He is trying to teach me:)

Thanks for listening.

Shared by lindamk.

Posted by First 30 Days on April 20th, 2009 in Personal Stories | 2 comments

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  • Remember….’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you, not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’ Jeremiah 29:11
    He does have a plan for you; don’t give up on Him. Give Him your thoughts and your deeds and He will take care of you. My prayers go out for you. Don’t give up the good fight.

    Shared by janewolff2.

    — Added by First30Days on August 28th, 2009
  • Dear Family First:
    Thank you for sharing your story today. You sound as though you have strong values and a good sense of who you are. In my journey in balancing family values and a career, I have found that it has not always been an easy path. Yet, I also feel that by holding my on strong values that good will come my way.
    After losing a second job in a year, I have been determined to reframe what has happened to me. It is similar to the article referred to from Women’s Health. I have also made a goal to work on six areas in my life everyday. This is helping me keep my idenity strong and not just based on my struggles.
    Everyday, I so something in the following areas:
    -Spiritual
    -Physical Exercise
    -Service
    -Charity in my home
    -Relationships
    -Employment
    Before, I was crippled as every morning I would awake with the worse anxiety. By letting go, I have increased my confidence and true sense of self. I am looking forward to having more positive interviews when I do find job leads.
    The other thing that has truly helped me is reaching out to resources. I feel that reading ‘Family First’ and Ariane’s information will truly help me keep on the path of hope.

    Shared by tappingbear.

    — Added by First30Days on August 28th, 2009

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