Another close friend of mine has made a life altering positive change.
On Monday, she turned in her resignation to a company who she has worked with for 12 years.
And she is leaving with their blessings for two reasons.
#1 She has a 3+ month transition/change over/full training plan in place for the company that she will oversee. She has chosen her successor, and her successor is to choose her own successor, whom she will train to support her in her new role.
#2 She is leaving the company to go back to school to earn her Master’s Degree that will allow her to pursue a new line of work, work that she has wanted to do for years (and years).
She is fully supported by her husband, her family and her current employer.
One doesn’t usually receive that many green lights when changing course! hahahaha
I am beyond happy for her, and I will be there for the ups and the frustrations telling her over and over and over again – You’ve got this. Because she does.
This must be a year of girl power.
One close girlfriend has spent the last year to two passing all four CPA exams which are needed in order to become a CPA, and now this close girlfriend will be spending the next year to two earning a degree to pursue work that has great meaning to her. WOW.
Speaking of girl power, I unintentionally inspired a young lady within the last four to six weeks to follow her dreams too.
My co-worker emailed many weeks ago stating – I am such a dumb ass!
He shared with me an email between he and our boss.
Our boss told him something to the effect of – please check this, please change that, and are you sure about this? He ended the email with – Are you testing me?
It was a joke that flew so far above my co-workers head.
I would have responded – Yes. And you passed with flying colors!
Instead my co-worker replied to our boss with a long and rambling email about how he’d do the things ask, and would triple check everything and then ended the email with something like – I would never try to test you. I respect you and your knowledge and blah, blah, blah. I mean his response was long.
My boss emailed back with – I was just joking about the testing part.
Hence my co-worker smacking himself in the forehead and emailing me with how much of a dumbass he was.
He was at home so I texted him with – Dude. You ARE such a dumbass! hahahaha
I then added, Happy New Year and tell (insert wife’s name here) that I said Happy New Year too. And buy her a damn motorcycle!!
They both are Persian, and the Persian New Year recently occurred in the last few weeks, at the time we were texting.
And being Persian, sometimes they misunderstand what is being conveyed, case in point, the email interaction between my co-worker and our boss.
Either he conveyed the message to his wife or she saw it because she texted me separately, at the same time he was texting me.
He was like, no motorcycle. Not yet.
She was like, thank you for the wishes and yes, I want a motorcycle!!
I told her, follow your dreams! Don’t ever give up on the dream of having a motorcycle. You work on him from your side and I’ll keep telling him on my side!!
I told him, too late dude. While you are texting me, your wife and I have been texting each other too. You are screwed.
Then we all said our good nights.
The next day my co-worker said – Did you feel me cursing you from a far?
I said – No. Why?
He said – BECAUSE NOW MY WIFE WANTS X, Y & Z AND KEEPS SAYING – LISA SAID FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS AND THAT IS WHAT I AM DOING!!
Remember that whole sometime the meaning gets lost in translation? Well I meant this whole pump up inspiration to be about the motorcycle that she has long wanted so she could ride with us.
She took it to mean about everything……and now….they are proud new owners of a fish tank full of fish and a new dog they rescued from a shelter and she got hair extensions and she and I are going skydiving…..and she is not done yet!!! hahahaha
Luckily, my co-worker is really digging their new dog or I’d be in trouble.
I still mention the motorcycle and he still says – Please don’t talk to my wife anymore. hahahaha
And I always remind him – Dude, you only have one life. She only has one life. Everything doesn’t have to happen now, but some things do need to happen when the time is right.
You have one life.
Live your life your way.
Don’t live the life others may want for you or think is best for you.
If you do, one day you will resent the hell out of that and maybe even them.