Is this a mid life crisis?

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

So it's been a bit crazy in my world lately.

I was stressed to the max leading up to a very milestone birthday in November (hint - it starts with a "5" and then a "0"). Why do we get so hung up on numbers? Well, I do, it seems. I was not feeling great leading up to the big day.

I had also been contacted by a company, offered a job that I would really like - but had decided that it was too risky to take (commission). Hmm - only one source of income coming in - and that's me - so was quite down that it was not going to work out.

Well, they called me back and offered me a bit of salary plus the commission! Hmm - sounded like it might be doable.

So after a lot of soul searching - and an inspirational message from my brother - I pulled up my socks and decided to take the risk. Yikes.

For the past 3 weeks, I've plunged back into the "learning" mode - taking a course (on-line), every night, to get my mutual funds broker license. What? Me? In Finance? Sales - I know - but this is a whole new world for me!

Between working full time, trying to fit at least a bit of exercise in - and paying some kind of attention to my son - plus 3 - 4 hours of studying a night, I'm a pooped pup!!!

I write my exam on the 18th of December - and as long as I pass (everyone - cross your fingers!!!) - I'll be starting the new year off with a brand new job!

I am so excited -- and nervous. I've re-set my brain onto "absorb" and have been trying to wrap my head around completely new terms, etc.

So - I may be a bit scarce for the next week or so - but once I finish this - I'll be back to spend time with all my Spark Friends - and to get back to some kind of normalcy!!!

Love you all - and miss you!


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    Good for you for embracing change! Good luck on the exam, with all your studying I'm sure you'll do great! And how fun to start something new and exciting AND that the company thought enough of you to make you an offer that worked for you!
    3479 days ago
    Good thing you are the big 50! Do your really think you could have handled all this nearly as well at 20 or 30? God says man's years shall be numbered at 12o, so you are not even middle aged yet!
    Go get 'em tiger.
    3480 days ago
    good luck!! hugs
    3481 days ago
    Good luck!
    3481 days ago
  • JANDK156
    I figure as long as the numbers keep going up, I'm doing something right emoticon Best of luck!
    3481 days ago
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