2010 may just be your year, too!
You just never know where life will take you, but 20/10 looks promising. Life is full of exciting possibilities, and every day is a fresh page, waiting to be unfurled. I joined the ranks of the 15.3 million unemployed Americans some time ago, and I remain jobless today.
That being said, I’m hopeful—not just about my circumstances, but about life in general. For instance, many people who lost their jobs have gone on to become entrepreneurs, hatching small businesses that will at least give them something to work for. Maybe that’s what I’ll do, too.
Although being without paid employment isn’t the best thing that can happen to you, there are some perks. For one thing, it gives you time to give back to others. Get out your door and help a neighbor, or volunteer with a local charity, or reevaluate your life’s path—which could result in giving back to others, depending on how successful your reevaluation is. And how well you act on what you find needs fixing or modifying.
I’d like to do that, too. I’d like for this space—whatever it is: blog, advocacy site, meaningless meanderings that are simply a way to continue doing what I love, which is write—to evolve into a positive place to spend a few minutes, and gain a new perspective on life’s ups and downs.
As you go out into the big, cold world, remember that it’s not all that big these days, and it’s warming up as we speak. Literally, in more ways than can be measured by degrees. Whatever your own circumstances, I hope you can find the good in it, and in yourself. It’s out there. It really is, even if you’re trying to find it while waiting in the unemployment line.