I'm 57, female and unexpectedly unemployed. I have been trying to stay positive and have been succeeding for the most part. I stay busy selling stuff I don't need on eBay and craigslist, selling stuff friends don't need on eBay, cleaning out my junk room in hopes of having a graduate student move in, dog-sitting, looking for work, watching court TV, and spending quality time with my dog. But today, now that this month's bills have been paid, I peeked further down the road. What happens next? It didn't look good. I needed to cheer up. So...
I googled myself.
Whatever I may have done in my life worth noting would be there. I could remember that I-WAS-SOMEBODY!! That would cheer me up. But instead of finding wonderful things about ME when I typed in my name, for some reason, I found this community.
It's worth telling you that I recently joined Facebook, but was immediately sorry. People I never wanted to hear from again found me. Old boyfriends. People I owe $20 to. Children of people I barely know. I'm getting daily bowel movement reports from passing acquaintances. I don't have the patience to learn how to control it and I hate how it looks and I just let it be.
But I liked the name "Growing Bolder." I'm a little suspicious of a totally positive attitude about anything (especially, getting older). Seems a bit off-balance. But today, I needed it.
I don't believe that everthing happens for a reason. But maybe just this once...
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