Starting Over

For years now I’ve feared anyone asking me what I do for a living.  Losing my job was embarrassing and hurtful.  I would have been angry, but I was in too much pain.  My past damaged and broke me and I may very well have trust issues to some extent for the rest of my life.  I have picked myself up off the floor, and I am healing and learning about myself.  I am starting over and the future looks brighter than it ever has before.

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Author: Undeniably Sara

Hi, I'm Undeniably Sara. I'm learning how to live well with chronic illnesses by focusing on self-healing with the goal of lifelong health.

18 thoughts on “Starting Over”

  1. Im in the process of possibly leaving my job – who I have been for the past 20 years. But even when I was still working I was always wary about answering that question. Definitely thought worthy – thank you for following my blog. I look forward to reading more of yours.

    Kyla
    Live Learn and Dream

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    1. It was a hard lesson for me to learn – that I am much more than the identity my job gave me. I spent years in school to get the job, I spent years perfecting my skills, I devoted so much time to work that I missed out on the rest of my life. Despite the hurt and embarrassment – losing that job has been very good for me.

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  2. I’ve heard so many people say they’re ashamed, embarrassed, or afraid of sharing this information when asked and I wonder if it’s due to the displaced stigmas people face? I don’t know, but I encourage many people to be proud of who they are and how far they’ve come in life. I’m at a point where I could care less what anyone thinks about me. If judgment should occur, I don’t take responsibility for anyone’s behaviors or thoughts. Therefore, there’s nothing for me to internalize! 😊

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  3. I struggle with this question too since I left traditional legal practice and I’m now doing ancillary legal work, which no one understands and kind of think it’s a downgrade but I’m so much happier than I was when I was working at a law firm. So now I just tell people I consult on complex legal matters. Sounds important enough until I figure out precisely what I want to do next.

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  4. I dreaded that question, too, because I’m on disability; but my therapist and I decided that I would say, “I’m a writer, and I blog about bipolar disorder.” I haven’t tried it out yet, but I’m glad to have an “answer” on the back burner.

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  5. When someone asks what I do for a living, I start stuttering before they finish the question. I’m slowly becoming more comfortable & confident in what I’m doing, but I’m a ways from being able to express it to others.

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    1. I went back to school after many years and felt I owed everyone an explaination about my current occupation and how I came to be in this situation. I’ve learned, althought I still struggle with this, that what I’m doing now to improve my situation is more important than what happened in the past.

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