Alicia Lopez’s Musings

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The crossroads which I mentioned on my last blog have suddenly become very clear.  I do not have to take either route, but remain steadily ahead.

My life has taken a new direction,  one which I find productive and exciting.

I FOUND A JOB!

Yes, after eighteen months of floundering, I have found an anchor.  Two very nice people thought that I was worthy of working for them.  It has done wonders for my self esteem, and has boosted my self confidence to its normal high state.

The mountain village in which I reside is small, and geared more toward tourism than commerce; but the infrastructure exists and we need carpenters, masons, and plumbers!  My new job is with a plumbing contractor, and I am finding it  both challenging  and deserving.  I have  come in contact with numerous customers who were also customers at my old job, one I held for ten years.  It is so rewarding to have them remember me.

When we first moved to Ruidoso, I did bookkeeping work for a plumbing contractor, but that was quite a few years ago.  There are many, many parts required for any plumbing job, and after a week of working, I find that my brain is slowly but surely remembering them.

It has been said that it is not what you know, but who you know, and that is how my job came around.  A friend of mine worked for this firm, but she quit when a school district hired her.  She had earned her teaching degree three years ago and had been applying for jobs ever since, and suddenly everything fell into place, her new job and mine.  I am grateful that she recommended me.

So I shall remain in the cool pines for a while longer; the only unhappy one  is my pooch who did not want me to work and leave him by himself, but he is adjusting to the solitary daytime life.

I now find a reason for getting up in the morning, without the whole empty day looming ahead.  Being busy and among friendly people keeps me from  dwelling too much in the past, which I tended to do, being around all the reminders of my lost happy life.   My hubby is always in my heart, but I feel him urging me on to a new life without him.  I am beginning to think that I can do it.

Wish me luck.

Hasta la Vista

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