Rebounding to a new place

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Rebounding to a new place
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Sat, 10-23-2010 - 9:32pm

A few weeks ago I read the obituary of Carla Cohen, who founded the much-loved Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington DC.

The bookstore would have never been if she hadn't lost her job and had to rethink what she was going to do. She was unemployed for three years, but she had a plan. Politics and Prose was not only a bookstore, but she and her business partner made it into a literary salon.

Many people have successfully emerged from difficult times to do new things that are more compatible and in synergy with who they are at that point of change and re-emergence. It takes a huge leap of faith in themselves and a lot of awareness, too.

Have you ever found yourself in this situation or do you know anyone who has done this? Have you ever wondered whether you would or could do such a thing?

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Thu, 11-11-2010 - 11:54pm
Carol, it makes one wonder whether you would have enjoyed teaching in college and after or if teaching was something you enjoyed because of the person you had become.
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Tue, 11-09-2010 - 10:41am



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Mon, 11-08-2010 - 10:47pm

Hello my dear friend Diana!

It's always lovely to see you here. I hope that you are on an upswing, too. Are you busy taking in orders for Thanksgiving?

Lots of hugs and positive vibes being sent to you!

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Mon, 11-08-2010 - 11:22am
Just now got an email of your reply!

I haven't been on the boards much - missed the whole weekend and maybe a couple days more.

Lots going on - but on the upswing I hope.

I'll be back later - hope you are doing okay!
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Sun, 11-07-2010 - 8:38pm
Thanks for sharing, Carol! Did you ever think that you would teach or love it so much?

My cousin teaches design at a college here. She didn't think that she'd ever teach, but she's a very good and supportive instructor, and she loves seeing her students bloom. A few have also come out of their shell, too.
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Sat, 11-06-2010 - 2:11pm

I DID ... when I was bunring out working corporate, I gave notice and quit without prospect of employment. And six nonths later, fell into teaching which I loved...



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Wed, 10-27-2010 - 11:57am
You are so right Poppy. We are all different and take things differently. Or do something to change things. My neighbor used to do street lighting for the signals, parking lots, etc. In the beginning he has talked a little to a therapist. He has to take the
meds for sleeping though and will continue with them for a long while.
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Wed, 10-27-2010 - 11:15am
So you didn't move after all? And here I thought that you were settling in a new neighbourhood LOL! You sound happy that you didn't move and that's the most important.

One thing that you must never forget is that you are talented, you have a gift with your crafts, and that you can do it! And now that you have one room that you can turn into your studio... you really can do it!

Sorry to hear that your ex-stepdaughter has been meddling in places that she has no business to have a say. It must be very difficult as you are also mourning your ex-husband passing. I hope that she back off very, very soon.

((((Diana))))
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Wed, 10-27-2010 - 11:10am
As you said, it depends on the type of person, too. For some it's easier than others to make that transition. And some people are pragmatic, like your BIL. What he's doing now isn't what he's really interested in, but he's working now instead of being unemployed, he has new qualifications and pretty soon he'll have the experience, too. Who knows what doors this will open in the future! (And congratulations to him on his new job, too.)

I hope that your neighbour is receiving counselling fo some sort. It's tough for many to retire. A lot of people feel that they this is a signal that they are ready to die (a girlfriend of mine felt this way for many months after she retired, but she also actively sought other employment. She's now busy teaching again and has gone back to do more political work, too, as a volunteer), or that they are now useless. What did your neighbour used to do before he retired?
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Sun, 10-24-2010 - 11:27pm

Hi there Poppy,


This is where I am.

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