Tuesday, November 1, 2011

About That New Career...

What else could I possibly want to start, now that I’m moving to Houston?  Well, first, I’ll talk about my “new” job.  I say new, but in many ways it’s an old job.  At least it’s for a familiar company:  InnerWisdom, Inc., where I worked for the 2-1/2 years I lived in Houston.

InnerWisdom is a behavioral health clinic, a day program for those with mental health issues.  I started there as...well, I can’t really remember what my first title was, but I left as the Support Services Manager, supervising the mental health technicians, the transportation department and the cafeteria.  I’m going back in a different capacity—an Executive “something,” as we’ve joked—the details of which will become clearer as I start work.  I’ll be rejoining the firm right after Thanksgiving.

I’m very excited about returning to InnerWisdom.  It was one of the best working experiences I’ve ever had.  The group of administrative employees, therapists and mental health techs was like a family, and in many ways I feel like I’m going home.  Even better, the business has moved into a new location, one that was in the works before I left, but I didn’t have the chance to do more than tour the facility.  The building was renovated specifically for InnerWisdom and its needs, and I hear it’s been a great success!

Other good news is that I’ve found a rental house that’s only about five minutes away from work.  How lucky is that!?  It’s exactly right for me:  close to work, family and shopping; in a neighborhood I’m familiar with; it has a small yard for “the boys” (my two dachshunds); and though it’s dated with some lovely pink and maroon bathroom tile, I can paint and decorate however I want.  Better yet, it has three bedrooms with two baths, so I have room for friends and family who might want to visit!

Things seem a little perfect, don’t they?  I’ve been through enough to fully appreciate the turn of events that’s leading me forward.  I’ve also worked really hard to find my way, to learn to maximize my strengths and turn my weaknesses around, and create the life I want to live.  It’s been a wild ride—sometimes for the good and sometimes not so good…but then that’s all part of the deal—and I’m grateful for every little step.

So what does this mean for the rest of my life?  Well, it seems to me that when you find happiness in one area of life, other things have a way of falling into place.  These things that are happening for me are evidence of that.  I’ve even got a new book to report on, but I’ll save that for another day.

For now, I have to get packing!


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