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Daily Share – Stuck In Limbo!

For the past 5 months, I was working at my first post-college, professional job. I moved to the big city and I was doing what I thought I wanted to be doing. Or what I thought I *should* be doing. This past Friday, I was terminated from my job, quite literally out of the blue – the shock, anger, sadness, rejection, and confusion I am feeling is hard to comprehend and put into words. I went into a meeting thinking we would be catching up, as I was told it would be an informal chat, not realizing I was stepping into a situation that I’ve never had to be in nor one that I expected. I feel like the rug has been pulled out from underneath me. Not only that – I feel lied to by my coworkers who acted like nothing wrong, when they were part of the decision…

I am naturally a wanderluster and have traveled extensively across the globe. I think losing my job may be an opportunity to fulfill my heart’s desire to continue to see the world and give back in the way that is true to who I am deep down. I feel frozen right now and I don’t know where to go next. I’m not even worried about the fact that I lost my job – I’m concerned most about paying bills. All I know is that I don’t truly want to be here (in this city). I want to be in Spain. Or Mexico. Or Costa Rica. I want to fulfill my desire to explore new cultures and ways of life. But how? When?

Have you been in this position before, stuck in limbo between what you thought you wanted and what you truly want? What did you do? Have you been terminated from a job and how did you cope? All feedback is welcomed graciously.

A  TDL Reader

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  • E

    I have most certainly been in the same place. It’s almost as if the Universe is nudging you towards your dream life. And it can be scary because we’ve been told how things are going to work our whole lives – you go from school to school to school and then you get a job and live somewhere and have health insurance and hopefully find a mate, etc. But when you actually have to go outside those “normal” guidelines and CHOOSE what you want to do it can feel really scary and uncertain.
    You’ll be shown the way – just trust! There’s a reason you want to explore new cultures and ways of life. Ask yourself questions – journaling really helps too. You’re so young and can really explore lots of different options. Even though it feels uncertain right now you’ll find your path (you’re already on it)!
    What an exciting adventure. :)

    • Elizma

      I really like what you have said. It’s so true how all our lives we have been told what to do. We follow the same way of life our parents and their parents do and are told that this is normal and if this is not what you are doing, you are a failure. I strongly disagree and believe that how ever scary it might be, you must follow your heart and you will find your way and altimatly your happiness:)

  • Becks

    I was asked to come and work for a company, so I left my previous job and got a nice new car which I could afford with the new wage. 3 months later I was fired for ‘Not being bubbly enough’. It was a massive blow. Instead of looking at what my gut told me I really WANTED to do, I just scraped by and took jobs to pay bills. 7 years later, I’m finally realising I need to find my passion, my purpose and then do that- not stay in an OK job just because I’m uncomfortable at the thought of leaving. Getting fired SUCKS, but if you have the smarts to recognise maybe it’s the uni-verse giving you a push towards your true calling, it can be a blessing.
    My advice would be to pray and to meditate, then be open to guidance. I wish you all the best, and things will get better I promise!

  • Elizma

    I absolutely get what you are saying. Rejection is one of those things that we never take lightly asspecially when you have worked your butt off to get where you are. But if you consider what has happened, don’t you feel like it is God’s way of saying that He thinks you should take a difirent road, (the one you really want, but just don’t knwo how to get there). Grace, that’s what it’s all about and allowing God to guide you to that place He knows you really want to be at. Sometimes things go wrong in our lives and we feel like we failed or weren’t good enough, but that’s not true at all. It’s just not the place we are meant to end up at and there are something beter waiting for us. You say you want to go to Spain and other countries. Don’t wait for beter days. DO IT NOW! If your heart pulls you to it, you should do it. There’s a reason for everything and there’s a reason why your heart is telling you to go to those places. Put your faith in God and He will guide you.