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Another One Bites the Dust

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

I guess it was inevitable. The economy is wounded and recovery is distant, at best. I’ve been pretty lucky over the years, and haven’t ever lost a job. Now due to the failing economy, that has changed, and I’ve become just another statistic.

Due to cutbacks in our clinic’s hours, our staff is being cut back as well, and the part-timers are the first to go. That’s me. Makes perfect sense, but it doesn’t make it any easier.

As I look back over my near 14 years at the clinic, I think about how many changes we’ve endured. Some good, some not so good. But I guess that’s the nature of change. Technologically, the improvements have been IMMENSE. But the clinic has grown and grown, and now, we are apparently over-grown. And so it goes. I’m doing my best to keep it in perspective. After all, Big R still has his job (fingers crossed) and no one is dying. People have survived much worse than this.

So with one shift left, it is a little bittersweet. I will look at this change as an opportunity for something new to come into my life. You know the saying – close a door – open a window. And I believe that’s true. Our lives are like seasons, ever changing. That’s how we grow and evolve as people. So I will focus on the future, and all that hope brings.