You rocked me hard. You shook me violently like a ragdoll for months and showed no sign of letting up. You pushed me to my physical, emotional and spiritual limits. It was to the point that I was numb to any emotion and there wasn't any other place to go. I visited multiple counselors, doctors, family, friends, priests, nuns and churches. My job wasn't even a safe zone. I walked in everyday with hate and fear and walked out with self doubt and tears. I felt betrayed and beaten down. I was sick. It was an emotional sickness that cut so deep it made my whole world ill.
I was scared to leave a job in a bad economy because it was required of me to bring my husband in from Mexico. But my happiness was on the line.
Then I got all Eat, Pray, Love up on myself. I decided to get the hell out and dedicated all my time to looking for a new job.....and then, I was laid off. No surprise there. The hatred was written all over my face. Usually losing a job means spiraling down into a deeper hole but this was a blessing from God. I then went to a retreat for 3 days and it was my chance to heal. My wounds slowly callused over and the bleeding slowed down. A month later I was offered 4 different jobs. I picked the best one and it's amazing how different it is. I'm treated like a human. A human with a soul and a mind.
I am thankful for my new job and the retreat. I can only hope that 2013 is way better.
I am also thankful for these following happy moments that happened in the past year:
|Traveled to Mexico City and stayed with a wonderful family.|
|Added two new ruins to my "been there done that" list.|
|Saw my first bull fight in Leon, Gto. Mexico|
|Became a Godmother at my first Mexican Baptism.|
|Took a stab at a dream and started a photography business called PhotoBox Studios with my sister.|
|Took a girls trip to Belize with a good friend after I was laid off.|
|Ran right into this guy - Gene Simmons on the island of Ambergris Caye, Belize.|
|Let my sister experience the hipster vibe of Playa del Carmen and the beauty of the Riviera Maya.|
|Discovered how much I'm in love with cenotes and underground caves!|
|Took an express trip to Chicago with my mom and sister.|
|Had a fun anniversary road trip to Kansas City for an art fair.|
|Took my dog Rico Suave to his first Woofstock. Then we made him do a dog race and he lost bad.|