I thought about this long and hard. I thought about all the wonderful moments that occurred in 2014 and I sized them all up against each other. Not a single one seemed good enough to be my favorite life moment. They were all wonderful things, but they were not my favorite, something was missing.
Then I figured it out. There was one thing that all of these good moments had in common. They were all the result of one bad moment. A moment that rocked my world, turning me upside down and shook the money out of my pockets.
The day I lost my job. February 24 was the day I thought my world had ended. I lost my first “big girl” job. Yeah, I hated the job, but I loved the money and the relief of being able to pay my bills. I loved being able to take days off and not completely ruining my budget. I loved that I was actually using my degree for something other than a place holder on the wall.
At first I was devastated that I had lost this amazing opportunity, even if it made me sick to go to work. But I sucked it up and tried to make the best of my situation. I drew unemployment for a while so I could just play, like a kid in high school who is out for the summer. And then I got restless. I had to go back to work and no one would hire me for a “big girl” job. I had to revert back to my “right after high school” days and go back into retail.
Now, looking back at the year I realize that losing my job was probably one of the best things that could have ever happened to me. It freed up my year for things I wouldn’t have been able to do otherwise. Yeah, I had more money, but I was tired and stressed all the time. I spent more time at home working this high paying job then I do now.
It opened the door for a puppy. Before I wouldn’t have had the time to deal with a puppy and care for it. Now I have my sweet little Pixel.
Losing my job also gave me the free time to take cake decorating classes with my mom. Which I absolutely loved having that time with my mom. She seriously is one of the greatest people in my life. I realized the other day she is also my best friend. When I get good news I always have to tell her first. That is a sign people! The first person you think of when you get good or bad news, that is your best friend.
Cakes. I learned how much I love decorating cakes this year. I also made a really awesome Halloween Cake!
This year restored my love for cakes!
I also got back to a place that I love to work. And I was inspired to create amazing things. I even added to my list of things I want to sell on my Etsy when I get things set up. Like, personalized journals!
I hope you had a great 2014 and if not, I hope that 2015 is fantastic and full of wonderful things. I know my 2015 will be one of the best years yet.