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  • September 11th, 2008 | 5:53 PM
Thankful Thursday - ch...ch...cha...changes

I have been sick with a coughing, sneezing, can't get enough sleep sort of cold and can't seem to manage much of a post yet so I'll just be short and sweet and very thankful.

I am thankful that I was part of the huge layoff at my dayjob. Yes, thankful!

I am thankful that I am on a delayed depart until the end of October.

I am thankful for what lies ahead.

Many, many changes coming and I hope to post more about them soon. It's all good.

Oh, and I am very thankful to beckylevine  for picking up the phone Tuesday night and being just what I needed just when I needed it most.

Edited to add - sorry folks. I should have made it more clear. I am VERY HAPPY about this.
Over the moon, as it were. It's the best possible news....well, next to a book contract.
There are so many stories only you can tell.Tell them, please.


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September 12th, 2008 10:38 pm (UTC)
Re: Congrats, I think
Nervous, yes but very happy. Thank you.
September 12th, 2008 12:24 am (UTC)
Happy to do the reality check! :)
September 12th, 2008 10:38 pm (UTC)
You have no idea how much you helped me! Really.
September 12th, 2008 12:42 am (UTC)
YAY!!!! Not an easy change, but I think the Universe is helping you out, here. Take care...I advise ginger tea if you can get any.
September 12th, 2008 10:39 pm (UTC)
Yes, the Universe is giving me a much needed push, with the help of a severance package to boot.
September 12th, 2008 12:46 am (UTC)
I'm happy if you're happy. :)
September 12th, 2008 10:39 pm (UTC)
I'm happy. REALLY happy.
September 12th, 2008 12:46 am (UTC)
Big *HUGS*
September 12th, 2008 10:40 pm (UTC)
Of the celebratory kind. This is GOOD NEWS, to be followed by GREAT NEWS.
September 12th, 2008 11:51 pm (UTC)
YAY!!! Looking forward to hearing it!
September 12th, 2008 12:47 am (UTC)
It's all good.
Feel better soon.

M took a very early retirement from his Canadian government job. It was a tough decision which he had to make quickly. My stepfather actually cancelled a golf game(!) to stay home and talk over M's options with us.

We figured out that retiring was not as bad as it seemed. Later M returned to the office for some paperwork and saw his misearable, overworked, former co-workers. It confirmed that he had made the right decision.

Sometimes leaving a stressful job can be a wonderful change.
September 12th, 2008 10:41 pm (UTC)
Re: It's all good.
Thanks. I'd love to kick this cold.

I'm glad M got out of a stressful place and that's what I'm looking forward to as well. I'm there for a while still, which is hard, but at least I am short timing.
September 12th, 2008 01:07 am (UTC)
I'm glad you're seeing this as a positive change, Susan. Here's to new directions!
September 12th, 2008 10:42 pm (UTC)
Yep, very positive. thanks.
September 12th, 2008 01:23 am (UTC)
May many wonderful books result! :-)
September 12th, 2008 10:42 pm (UTC)
Let us hope so.
September 12th, 2008 01:25 am (UTC)
Very happy is good enough for me, so Yay! :) Looking forward to hearing more.
September 12th, 2008 01:55 am (UTC)
Here's to positive changes!
September 12th, 2008 03:56 am (UTC)
Then YAY!
September 12th, 2008 10:43 pm (UTC)
The PERFECT happy dance. Thanks! Very much YAY!
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September 12th, 2008 10:43 pm (UTC)
September 12th, 2008 06:52 pm (UTC)
*huggles* I hope you feel better soon. Yay for good news!
September 12th, 2008 10:43 pm (UTC)
thanks for the hug. Glad it's virtual and you can't get my germs.
September 12th, 2008 08:53 pm (UTC)
More time to write! Hooray!!
September 12th, 2008 10:44 pm (UTC)
Yep. More time to LIVE too!
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Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

Who am I? A wife, a mother, a daughter, and even, gulp, a grandmother.

Who am I? A writer who never gets tired of playing with words, even when the words are hard to find. A writer of books for children and articles for grown-ups and many things in-between.

Who am I? A motivational speaker, writing instructor, workshop leader and full-time follower of dreams.

Who am I? Read and find out.

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