It all comes down to 1 good thing  

softnlush 53F
878 posts
7/19/2005 8:31 pm

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It all comes down to 1 good thing


I am not a very good writer,I attempted poetry a few times in my life rather poorly,and based on people who knew me,started actually writing the book about my life,but who will actually read it? Family? Friends? But I still may do it,afterall I have had a colorful life lol..

Well I guess I should explain the title,4 years ago,while on a train heading to work in Manhatten,we were stuck on a bridge,the WTC was on fire,did not know exactly how it happened and all I remember thinking was "oh my god,how are they going to get those people out?" and while watching this horrific "accident" a shadow passed me by and all of a sudden the second tower exploded..I was in shock,unable to comprehend what I saw and then the train finally moved and took me to my place of employment..I was one month shy of my year anniversary as a travel agent. Oh I was a travel agent before for 17 years at one place but an opportunity came and I took this new job and I loved it..well,within 2 weeks of what I witnessed,my excellent full time job was now down to 2 days a week and I was still traumatized from what I saw,that going to work was an effort..but I did it for 6 more monthd,lost all my benefits,lost most of my pay,and during that time my Fiance (yes,My Sir) had a massive coronary and with all that was happening at my job and his health,I retired and moved 3500 miles from home to a place where the eskimos roam..within 6 months,he got worse health wise and my job became taking care of him and watching our sex life and our finances just suddenly stop..another year and half of this and finally he said it was best I leave..I went there with every penny I had..and came back to nothing,no decent job since no one in travel was hiring in NY..this all happened in a span of a 10 months,moved to pennsylvania and worked at home depot for a bit..then my mom got really sick,and I spent the last 3 weeks of her life by her side at hospice,spoke at her funeral and with my brother and my best friends prodding,moved to sunny FLA 2 days after the service..no money except for a little my mom left me and no job ..I went through faxing over 125 resumes,3 months of NO hits..another mass faxing and applications for jobs I did not really want and even though I smiled and faked my way through every interview,rejected at every turn..well there was 1 job I wanted,had wanted it since I moved here and I applied for it 4 times only to get the thanks but no thanks reply..until last week when they called and I went to the interview determined to land my dream job..the job tailor made for me..and today I got the call,the offer and I accepted..and not far from the pay I made at my first job in travel that I was for 17 yrs..I have never felt so elated,relieved and exhausted all at the same time as I did these last few days. It all came down to this 1 good thing that will change my life,give me back my independence and get back what was lacking,my self worth..it is not easy living with your friends and not being able to do much more than buy groceries..now I do not have to worry about that,the job I was hired to do I did for almost 20 yrs,I know it like I know my name and they recognized it and offered compensation for it and they really have no idea how grateful I am for it and that they will not be sorry..I am grateful that finally I can live my life as I always have before 3 planes decimated my livlihood,before sickness made me go to the man I loved and lose him to some degree,before cancer took my beautiful mother at only 60 yrs of age. To be the vibrant,hard working and fun loving person I was..I am so grateful for 1 good thing

AltumHunksUnite 53M

7/21/2005 5:27 am

Hey there. Welcome to Blogland. Sorry to hear you had such a rough time after 9/11. I hope things will be better for you now.

Let me drive. I like the view


rm_MisterFrumpy 46M
428 posts
7/21/2005 2:43 pm

'welcome to the first day of the rest of your life' does have special meaning for some people.

congrats


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