Linda, I knew you were tremendous but you’ve taken it to a whole new level! I am so with you regarding folks shutting you down for doing the right thing. Thankfully you saw the light as well and moved on to where your skills and integrity could bully blossom. Thank you so much for sharing as well. I need to call you to get an update on your situation and see about coming out for a visit! You are such a dear heart!!!!
OMG Tracey that sounds so much like me on a much smaller scale. I worked with animals in different settings, private zoo, kennels, vet tech assistant ect. I either would get fired for speaking my mind on ethical treatment or I would quit because of office politics. Finally I realizes I can’t work with people so I became a pet sitter. My own business my own worker. I was so totally happy and had fantastic clients (2legs and 4). Life was never better. People were afraid of upsetting me by using term “real job” but I told them if everybody could realty love what they do they would never “work” a day in their life.
I totally understand coming out of the closet. Thank you for sharing your story.
Isn’t it wonderful to talk with others who have seen the light?? You are so right Laura and it shows in the attitude and actions of you and Peyton that you are exactly where you are meant to be:-)
Tracey – I love this and agree completely! In fact, I just commented to Peyton that, minus the engineering and military references, I could have written this! The WORST day at Tin Cans is still 100% better than the best day at one of my previous ‘corporate’ jobs…
Aw, man— what a trumpet blast! My ears are still ringing!!
That opening paragraph was an absolute killer: too much passion. Thinking it thru a bit here, I guess the reason it’s so shocking is that someone actually wrote it down. Because anyone who’s spent time in a corporate closet is familiar with the loud-and-clear (but unspoken) message: Don’t rock the boat.
Know what I like best about this post? That you didn’t set a course for bitterness and resentment. On the contrary you saw busting out of the closet for what it is: a blessing. It can be a mighty tough road, but it’s hard to beat the joy of liberation.
Great post! Hats off to the lady with the cat hanging off her ponytail!! : )
Likewise Linda! We know you are our biggest fan:-)
I would love to meet you. You are tremendous no doubt but you sound so amazing. Plus I love following Mr Blue, Ruby Red, and Indigo. :-)
You hit the nail on the head! That’s exactly what corporate told me, don’t rock the boat and stop running the contract in a way that caused them to have to be involved:-) It used to really hurt my feelings, but like you said, it was really a blessing in disguise all along, just took me some years to see it! Wait til you get to design the kitten’s book cover:-) Thank you again for your encouragement Mark!