I think it is safe to say that I have had some M A J O R life changes over the past few months. Not only were they big changes, but they were all pretty unexpected too.
It all started when things at work started going downhill. I could tell my boss was not acting himself when he began making decisions which were out of character and didn’t uphold our values. After carefully checking up on him to see if there was anything I could do, I suddenly became the enemy. I was used as a scapegoat, and if you are familiar with the term gaslighting, I was a victim of this as well.
Going to work became miserable. I even checked in with fellow coworkers to see if they thought I was coming across in a negative way, or a way in which I didn’t intend. Was I doing something to deserve this? The answer was no. A job that I used to love was now a job that I dreaded.
Then the unthinkable happened. I was sent away on 10 days of paid leave to “think about if I wanted to continue working for this business”. I was in so much shock I silently agreed and left. That was the moment I knew I would not be returning. My boss was now trying to squeeze me into a job that would suppress my abilities. It was clear he no longer valued my skill or what I had brought to the business over the years. I began to look at new career options, and realized this was my chance to reach for the stars.
Shortly thereafter I was accepted into an amazing opportunity to work with horses! If you have followed this blog or my social media at all, you know that horses are my true passion, and that I want to share the amazing things they do for humans with the world. Well that is what I do now for a living!
My husband, doggos and I are now moving states and both starting new and exciting careers in which we are BOTH happy about. It just goes to show you that you can find the silver lining in any situation if you look hard enough. I am following in the hoof-steps of horses and living in the present with a sense of freedom! Life is too short to let others bring you down!