It’s been three years

November 5, 2022

I thought I published this the other day… I meant to.

my thoughts

It’s been three years since I worked “outside the home”. I don’t know where the time has gone, but here I am. By the grace of God, we are surviving thriving!

I worked at Home Instead Senior Care for two years after my dad passed away. I started October 31, 2017 and quit what was supposed to be the same date two years later. But because I wasn’t up to date on everything that they required, my last day ended up being about ten days prior to that.

No notice, no phone call…I showed up at my clients house that morning and went to clock in and couldn’t. I called the office and was told I no longer worked for the company. Just like that. I asked why I didn’t get a phone call, they said they had called just a few minutes prior. What good does that do? I’m already on the road… I checked my phone when I hung up, I was about ten minutes away from my clients house when they called and left a message. (It’s very rare that I answer my phone while driving.)

Instead of just leaving, I walked in so I could say ‘bye’ and all that, and ended up staying for about four hours. We talked…I showed the ‘new’ girl around, giving her some hints…we talked some more. They were just as surprised I was there as I was that I no longer had a job.

I’m sure she remembers that day!

For weeks before this, I had been looking for a new job, but to no avail. Nothing was a good fit…

Things had gotten too stressful for me to continue working for the company. It wasn’t my clients, it was the company. I was working 6, sometimes 7 days a week and I was getting burned out. They were always calling to see if I could/would pick up some hours, despite the fact that there were days I worked almost from the time I woke up to collapsing into bed at night. I really had no time for myself, to destress, to decompress. I took two weeks off to hopefully get back to myself, but it didn’t work. One reason was that the company kept calling to see if I could work. When I came back from my “vacation” I told them I didn’t want to pick up any more shifts, nor did I want to ‘drop’ my clients, even temporarily, to go work with someone else. I wasn’t getting anywhere, and I wasn’t feeling any less stressed. At that point I was down to 15 hours a week.

So I put my two weeks in. That’s when they realized that things really weren’t working out, I wasn’t happy. They did everything they could to try to get me to stay…even saying that they wouldn’t bother me with new clients, or picking up extra hours. My mind was made up.

When I quit and couldn’t find another job, I put it in God’s hands. I looked for a job for a while after putting my two weeks in. When winter set in and I still hadn’t found another job, I decided to put the job hunt on hold until spring. Then covid hit.

It really does help that my house/property is paid for, and I have my inheritance from my dad. That doesn’t mean I can live high on the hog or that I’m a spoiled rich girl. I earned every bit of everything I have, and I have to watch every penny I spend. Especially in today’s economy.

Almost all unnecessary spending has halted. I reuse, reduce, recycle everything that I can.

I honestly feel that I was pulled out of a situation that could have been potentially dangerous for me. Working in the health care industry, I would’ve had to quit anyway. With all the mandates… having quit in October, instead of being forced out in February or March, really saved me a lot of frustrations.

*when life is lived in God’s hands, when it becomes His will not yours/mine, everything takes a whole new meaning. People may not understand the decisions you make. You will probably be told you should be doing things differently. But when everything’s in God’s hands, people don’t need to understand or agree. If I had listened to people instead of God, I would have put my dad in a nursing home instead of caring for him. I would have either aborted my son or given him up for adoption. Listening to people instead of God isn’t always the best thing to do.

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