Thanks, God, for my friends

I know that I’m a little late with my “thanks” post (which is what a lot of bloggers did around Thanksgiving) but this week, especially, I’ve been reminded just how wonderful girlfriends can be and it’s time to show some gratitude. I’m blessed with a lot of wonderful friends and it’s too easy to take it for granted.

In late November, I had very promising job interviews at two different companies.  I didn’t get either job which was disappointing and discouraging.  And then my phone has been silent for weeks.  No calls from recruiters or employers.  Sigh…

As a result, I feel like I’ve been a little whiny and not much fun to be around lately. Fortunately I have girlfriends who love and support me, listen to me whine, help me get past my insecurities and lack of confidence,then kick me in the butt to get me moving again.  You’ve been incredibly kind and fun (and funny) and encouraging.  Just what I needed – thanks!

Thanks to the conversations we’ve had this week at lunch and dinner, I’m ready to start moving forward again.  In fact, I’m ready to start the process of owning my own writing business.  Yup, I’m going to do it.  I’ve been doing some writing while I’ve been off and I enjoy the flexibility and the creativity that it brings.  I know there are risks to owning your own business, but I’ll worry about those next year.  (Just kidding!)  Let me start fleshing out my plan and I’ll tell you more about my new business as soon as I know more about that.

But first…I need to work on Christmas cards, wrap presents, baking and all those kinds of things.  I was sure I would be done by now because I am – after all – unemployed.  Plenty of time, right?  Nope!

So are YOU ready for the holidays?  Everything baked, wrapped, sent, decorated, and so on?  Oh, wait…maybe I don’t want to know…

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