Sometimes you need a kick in the ass  

qship52 64M
187 posts
4/16/2006 11:46 pm

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Sometimes you need a kick in the ass

That is, sometimes you need some help to get out of a rut.

Case in point: I worked for 13 years as an engineer. I disliked that for about 12.5 years, but I was making too much money to leave on my own, and the benefits were good, etc. I was losing my chance at fulfilling my dreams for what? A false sense of security.

Then I got laid off. Best thing that happened to me in years. I used the opportunity to change careers (got into computers), and found a job that I really liked doing. Didn't hurt that I was soon making a bit more money than I had used to. So there was a kick in the butt that really ended up improving my life.

Next one: After 6 years as a computer consultant, I once again got laid off. This little kick helped me start my own business. After doing that, I soon realized I never wanted to work for anyone else. (I sure like my boss now!).

Latest one? Divorce. Wasn't my choice, but I'm already happier. I think my life will turn out better in the end - was certainly miserable enough there for a while.

So when life gives you a kick - think about it. Sometimes it's a kick UP, not down.

rm_PurryKitty2 49M/51F
9753 posts
4/17/2006 6:30 am

Thanks for this! I needed it today

Purry {=}


qship52 replies on 4/17/2006 8:06 pm:
Ah - a little helping boot happened? Go with the flow!

tillerbabe 57F

4/18/2006 1:25 am

Everything, EVERYTHING that happens is an opportunity for improvement! Great post!

qship52 replies on 4/18/2006 6:47 am:
Thanks. I remember this when people tell me I'm a self-starter. I had plenty of help along the way.

sassybelle21 33F  
13313 posts
4/19/2006 8:33 am

If it's a good kick in the ass with positive results, why not? We all need it one time or another.

qship52 replies on 4/19/2006 11:48 am:
Yeah, one of those character-building experiences sometimes. Other times it's just a harsher form of a helping hand.

GoddessOfTheDawn 106F
11240 posts
4/30/2006 1:09 pm

    Quoting tillerbabe:
    Everything, EVERYTHING that happens is an opportunity for improvement! Great post!

so true ....

yet I hear sexyfit on her pointz too....

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