Wednesday, February 25, 2009

PAY IT FORWARD

A fun pay it forward activity, who doesn't like free gifts, especially during Mr. Recession?

Here's how it works-
the first 5 people to leave a comment on this post will receive, at some point during the year, a handmade or homemade gift from me. What it will be and when it will arrive is a total surprise!

The catch is that you must participate as well-before you leave your comment here, write up a pay it forward post on your blog to keep the fun going. Then come back, let me know you're going to play, and sit back and anticipate the arrival of your gift!

Remember that only the first 5 comments will receive a gift from me, so be quick! This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:
1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!
2. It'll be done this year
3. You will have no clue what it is going to be.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

farewell old friend

after over 19 years at nu skin, they have decided that they no longer need my services, i was told that they are 're-organizing'. it hurt, it was scary, it was nerve wracking, it was heart breaking, it was shocking.
i have never been called to hr, and jan. 14th was dooms day. on my way i called matt scared to pieces. he told me to just breath and call him when i was finished.
my boss wouldn't look at me or talk to me, that hurt. hr was very kind and explained what i needed to know. she kept asking if i had any questions... i couldn't breath and the whole time felt like i was going to puke. i just needed to get out of there.
that night brought on an onset of emotions:
1- fear
2- peace
3- fear
4- comfort
5- fear
i had my first interview for another job the next morning at 10am. i had made plans to take my final paperwork into hr before going to my interview. matt and i said a prayer before heading out the door and i had this strong sense that i should go to the interview first. i had no expectations, i thought i would be told that 'it was nice to meet with you, but we really don't have anything at this time'. well, surprise!!! after meeting with the owner i was asked... 'can you start Monday?'.
it was nice to know that Heavenly Father did not leave my side. going back to nu skin to hand in my final paperwork was not hard at all, it wasn't sad, i had a calming feeling. don't get me wrong... i miss my job! i loved what i did, i loved my vendors, i loved the routine, i loved the system i worked with, and most importantly i loved most of the people i worked with.
so farewell old friend, you were wonderful to my family and me, you are wonderful to the community and i was honored to have worked with you.