Friday, June 24, 2011

New Hope

Well...things are starting to look up from where I'm at!

Yesterday was a huge day.  I have been in a depressed pyscho funk for days, and yesterday was no different.  Wake up in the morning- no desire to do anything but lay in bed and cry.  I haven't been able to figure out what I should do- I've been looking for new jobs but nothing has popped up so I've continued trying my best to sell a machine in hopes that something would come through in the mean time.  My boss, who is trying his best to help me, invited me to a Spa event on Wednesday night.  There were so many spa connections there and I worked hard to network and get to know as many people as I could; not only for work's sake but also because I was hoping to meet some people I could maybe work for/with at some point.  I realized Wednesday night though, that I'm still too new in this arena to really be trying to leave my current job.  Plus, it's tacky to be at a function representing one company, but trying to find a job at another, so I let that go pretty quickly.  Anyway- this is what caused me to lay in bed yesterday morning, verge of tears.

My mom had to coax me out of bed and to get to work (she called), so eventually, despite my inner protests- I got up and did some work.  Wouldn't you know it, twas the best thing I could've done for myself.  I made some visits to clients and it felt so good to be out talking to people again.  I really haven't been doing a lot of prospecting lately because I've been so busy working leads that have been coming in to the corp office.  But there is something about just getting out and talking to people that are fresh eyes and ears that really is fun to me.  By the afternoon I was feeling so much better-and then it happened.  A woman I've been calling lately called me back and said she wanted to buy a machine!  I was so excited I almost peed myself. ;)  She's buying a pretty small machine- the smallest we carry- so I'm only going to make about $1200 on it, but I don't's enough to pay the rent and a few bills.  I'm so ecstatic.  I also got a text from a friend that is a massage therapist- telling me to hurry and finish my massage license application because the place that he works is hiring a part time massage therapist for a few days a week- so if I can get my stuff in, he can help me get the job.  It pays about $60/hr and he said he averages about $2400/month.  While that's not a ton, I'd only be working 3 days a week for 5 hours a day and that is enough for me to be able to pay all of my bills.  It also gives me time to keep working as a rep until I'm more stable with my income.

So, of course- I'm having the best day today. ;)  Funny how I can go from tears in my bed one morning, to being on cloud 9 and motivated to work out, eat healthy, and LIVE within 24 hours.  90% of my anxiety has been from to see that the Lord has actually heard my prayers and pleadings and sent me a few job leads just makes my heart soar.

Good times on the horizon my friends- good times!!!





  1. I've been thinking about you & am so excited to read the good news of this post. Trust! ~Gina

  2. So happy for you! And if you get $1200 on the SMALLEsT machine, well, no wonder you feel that the job holds promise.

    The massage gig sounds perfect. Stress relieving, that's for sure.

    Like gas pumps. :) Do you know about gas pumps? It's not quite as true as it used to be, but it was commonly said by people who owned full service gas stations, that the gas pumps paid the bills and kept them open. The car repairs and other sales they made, gave them the profit.

    The massage gig sounds like gas pumps to me--and the machine selling, the profit. :D


    Been praying, will continue to pray.


  3. I'm so glad things are looking up for you, Dizzy. Hang in there, dear.

  4. YAY! YAY! YAY! I am so happy for you! Things are definitley looking up! Love ya!

    Um-I would die to Goodwill out there......heaven! I can't even imagine the fantastic stuff you'll find.

  5. Oh I am so happy for you!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so glad that things are looking up. Hang in!

  6. I L-O-V-E this post, Diz. I was in a crazy psycho funk (and I like that term!) myself one day this week, and I'm sorry you were there, yourself, but...look how the clouds have parted. And we all know this probably won't be the last time we feel bad, but your whole world can literally change in seconds. And how we appreciate every inch of those small steps when we're coming out of feeling bad.

    Have you ever considered selling pharmaceuticals? I always heard the money in that was decent, and it sounds kinda like what you've been doing?? I dunno, just a thought!

    Praying, dearie!


  7. Maybe this is the start of something big. I sure hope so.

  8. OMG - this post makes my heart SOAR!!!!!!! I've been so worried about you every day and know I can't fix any of this for you so I just pray and then you post this and I'm so freaking happy! Love you like tulips love the rain.

  9. OH, I'm so so so happy to hear all this!!! YAY!!!