Today is Wednesday ... and I start my new job on Monday. Ever since I got the news that I had a starting date, I've looked at these last unemployed days as "vacation time" ... and I have four days left. After all, even though I'll start earning leave from day one, it's not like I'll have freedom to just take off on a whim. I'm going in to this expecting to work every weekday for the foreseeable future.
The only frustrating thing about this situation is the money thing. Six weeks ago, I made all sorts of plans in my head. By now I'd expected to have anywhere from several hundred to several thousand banked. I was planning on spending my time off clearing out the basement ... but there wasn't cash to rent a dumpster. I was planning on fixing the foyer wall and painting it a lovely new color ... but there wasn't cash for paint.
Despite how it sounds, I'm not complaining. It's all good. I'm blessed and I'm fortunate and I'm thankful. I have a full gas tank, food in the fridge, and a warm roof over my head. I planned for the worst and it's a good thing I did. Everything will come in ... it's just a matter of being patient. I've joked that I will end up getting a paycheck from my new job before I see any severance payments or unemployment. That might have been an exaggeration ... but there's a good chance I will be working before everything is where it should be.
I'm not sure what all I would've done had everything gone the way I'd originally planned. Along with the dumpster and paint, I'm sure I would have a new outfit for next week ... or two ... or three. I definitely would've picked up a couple new pairs of shoes. Who knows? So a couple of projects didn't get done? I'll have something to do on the weekends this fall! Everything happens for a reason ... and I'm focusing on the positive.
From my head to my shoes
Know where I'm goin'
And I know what to do
I tied it up my point of view
I got a new attitude!
Patti LaBelle - New Attitude