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When things happen check your list

Hey everyone, its been a while since I posted anything but now I'm in a good place to really share my life. I'm online dating right now so there's new material in my set these days about it. Have you ever dated an African with an accent? Oh Lawd help! This isn't about that at all. Come to a show and maybe I'll have more to say.

A few weeks ago I was laid off from my job because of restructuring of the company. First of all, I was so over that place. I'd worked there for 6 years and when you're my young age of 32, 6 years is basically all of your adulthood. Considering I wasted time in grad school and fooling around. Anyway, I was an accounting assistant at a nonprofit homeless shelter in Philly for 5 of those 6 years. It was work my 3 year old niece could do because she knows her alphabet. Okay it wasn't that simple but it was a job I could do mostly while listening to NPR shows to round out my smartness. I was let go get this, by voice mail. One call, one voice message. If you're not aware that's a d bag way to handle business. That hurt my feelings. But other than that it brought relief to my aching soul. I didn't want to be there, I knew the work I was doing was meaningless, and over all we weren't helping the people we said we were there to serve. Good meaning but not really helping. I hate that.

So after I cried for a few days I went back to the drawing board and looked at my goals for this year. Guess what was at the top of my list...go ahead and guess, you can do it. The first thing on my 2016 goals was to quit my day job. So we'll just cross out quit and put in "get laid off in a d bag way". Basically the same thing. Right?

I'm still adjusting to not going to an office daily but I think I know what I'm doing or should be doing and I see doors opening that had I been working my day job I wouldn't be able to do. I know there are many decisions and things to be made coming up in the near future and I'm preparing for that. Right now I'm thankful that God has shown me that my goals are not in vain and that I am moving forward even when it feels stupid and uncomfortable. Big things are coming.

Ps...I'm hitting a lot of my personal goals too. So maybe if you have a list of goals go check them out and see what you've accomplished or are on your way to accomplishing. You may be surprised.

Just a portion of my 2016 goals

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