We are in the season of transition, both seasonally and personally. My husband starts a new job on Monday, after 8 months of no work. We are preparing for the adjustment to a new rhythm of life again, tentatively breathing a sigh of relief. We’ve been through this several times in the last 10 years – these seemingly endless endings and beginnings, beginnings and endings - endless transitions, always “inbetween.” We thought we’d be used to it by now, but each time it’s an adjustment after long periods of no work and the intensity of continuously trying to find work in a deteriorating economy – along with the antics of politics that take precedence over the “common wealth.” J But we won’t go there…
It was really sudden how it all unfolded – the job that is – not the decline of government. J He received a phone call at 8pm on Thursday night from a recruiter for a company that had seen his resume and was interested in him - could he interview the next day... There was literally no time to prepare! He had a terrible head cold – but… The interview was scheduled for Noon on Friday. He was notified less than two hours later that he had gotten the job and would be starting on Monday! Wow! Immediate transition! We’re both still a little numb.
It is a 3 month contract-to-hire job. We’re hoping for the “hire” part J… This is how a lot of companies are employing their workers now - contract jobs through recruiters. That way they don’t have to provide healthcare or other benefits, or give a reason to let you go at the end of the contract period if it doesn’t work out for *them.* Each time we go through this it is an adjustment – either beginning or ending – trying to find a new rhythm with life – and catching up financially… There *is* no “retirement” on the horizon – only the continuous cycles of life being lived, season to season… Cue Lion King music… J Although this has been a “radical shift” in only a matter of days, B feels it will be a seamless flow ~ that we are always in the ongoing stream of new beginnings. Just call him Rafiki – the wise monkey. J
And I too seamlessly transitioned this weekend into my 64th season of life; the timeless, unborn Self moving through time. The conceptual mind is relieved – not that I'm 64 - about the job, yet still hoping it will go longer than 3 months. The mind can get really preoccupied with uncertainty when in perceived “survival mode” J - challenging me to stay open to the larger Truth of Existence… I told my husband several weeks ago, after so long without work, that the best birthday present would be for him to have a job by my birthday. It was said off-handedly. Talk about down to the wire! I’m still gobsmacked that it all unfolded this way! Maybe the Universe really does listen… J lol
So we press on into the unknown, cautiously embracing life that is turning once again, providing yet another new beginning and opportunities for expanded awareness of the Mystery of Being - knowing deep in our Being that all is infinitely well...