Life Manifests What The Mind And Soul Believes.
I’ve always been a practitioner of The Secret, long before I ever even knew what it was. I had no clue about the book, the video or the theory. Nothing that pointed to universal alignment outside of the bible’s “ask and ye shall receive” and scriptures on the power of the tongue. I never really had any big inspirations as a little girl that I needed to manifest beyond school grades. It wasn’t until I moved out of my mom’s home and had been on my own for a while that I would witness things I’d thought about or longed, for transitioning into reality for me.
So much has manifested for me over the years but the most recent is what I will share. I had maintained my job with a telecom company since being hired in 1998. I’ve held multiple positions and receive several financial promotions over the 20 years that I had been there. I grew weary of the politics of corporate America and just lost desire to work until retirement age. My original plan was to retire at 30 years but I didn’t plan for that financially. However, around year 13 I recall telling a coworker I did not want to commit 20 years to one company, especially with me having no desire to be a senior manager or executive. But the thought of starting over with less pay and less benefits was scary. Ideas came and went, dreams were born and died. Nothing would stick that would allow me to transition out of corporate America. As years past, the discussion became more about waiting for a severance, a buyout to provide a cushion for starting a new chapter in life. Year over year that was the conversation with so many fellow coworkers who felt the exact same way.
Fast forward to year 19 with the company. I ran across the floor to a close friend’s desk and say, “We should open a beauty supply store!”. Equally excited, she started researching. My father fell ill shortly after which demanded all of my free time. The coworker moved forward with the opportunity, cashing in part of her 401k to get started. Her plan was to continue working until her store began running smoothly. She too wanted the severance option but had run out of patience waiting for it. She took off work for 30 days and decided working and running a business full time was not going to be feasible. She turned in her resignation January 3.
I was so hurt. We were suppose to walk out together. The day she resigned I told her she was not leaving me here to suffer alone. The year would mark my 20 year anniversary and I had already vowed not to complete 21 years. I told her I didn’t know how it was going to happen but I would no longer be an employee for this company after 12/31. The year ticked by faster than we realized. I had a plan, was doing my part, but didn’t see how walking out on 12/31 would be even remotely possible.
While on vacation one beautiful September afternoon, my phone starts vibrating and ringing incessantly. An email had gone out company wide offering an enhanced voluntary severance package with a potential last day worked of 12/28. You should know, I volunteered! How could I not when the Universe had aligned it so perfectly! I haven’t received confirmation of my selection as of yet. It is coming in a couple of days but I have no doubt I’ll be skipping into Chapter 41 of my life with a new found freedom to live life on my terms, creating wealth based on my dreams, thankful for the blessings, dreams, goals, and manifestations that led me up to this point!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!