This phrase: “Turning a Corner” keeps coming to me.
It’s a new year. 2013. It’s a time of fresh starts. We didn’t go over the fiscal cliff (or did we, really). Maybe had they called it a fiscal corner we wouldn’t have rolled our eyes, and stock portfolio?
Personally, I am turning a corner also. I have been unemployed since March 2011. Gad- that’s a long time. That’s regular work, paycheck work. It doesn’t mean that every day hasn’t been full and productive. I’ve been reading,… a lot. The usual suspects: Joel Goldsmith (of course), newspapers, Facebook, LinkedIn, Monster + other job-site search engines. I just finished a great little book that popped off the shelf at Powells Books. It’s called A Family Place by Charles Gaines.
Gaines writes about the little cottage he, Mrs. Gaines, and their grown twenty something kids build in Nova Scotia. I should say, the wilds of Nova Scotia. He, in fact, turns a corner. He realizes the money, the fame, and the social life he earned as a semi-famous author and screenplay writer have taken from him, the family world he had before all that fame. His marriage in shambles, his kids off in the wide-world. He turns a corner, wakes-up, and finds his life restored by the land, the act of building a small house together, and the spirit of renewal. I loved this book. I think you will too.
So, enjoy the next leg of the 90-degree turn. You can always turn again, and again….to get back where you started.
Turn the corner!