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#125910 - 01/22/04 12:46 AM My life, a new beginning
MrDon Offline
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Registered: 01/08/01
Posts: 957
Loc: Deltona, FL
Today was my last day on a job that I had lost the passion for, the
patience for and the will to keep trying for. It was a necessary
step in order for me to move forward in my new passion as a Licensed
Massage Therapist. Many of my coworkers declared me to be brave and
courageous. However, the fears within me are as large as the
biggest planet of the solar system. Right now my I feel like a pan
full of fried nerves.

In time, I know all of these things will pass and they will become
distant memories and reminders of a time filled with many stepping
stones. As I am aware of the potential pitfalls of my new endeavor,
I keep trying to focus on the goal that I can see with my mind's
eye. For if I focus on the pitfalls, I am sure to stumble and if I
focus on the goal, than that is what I obtain.

Don

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In order to journey to new worlds, we must first be willing to lose site of the shore.

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#125911 - 01/22/04 02:13 AM Re: My life, a new beginning
Ivanhoe Offline
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Registered: 03/19/03
Posts: 1907
Don,

A new endeavor, congratulations!!
Iíve watched as youíve become this new massage guy. What an exciting time for you.
You have all of our best wishes for a great start and career.
Youíre right, you could think about all of the ways that this couldnít work, but youíve gone about all of this in a very methodical, systematic way. I know that these courses can be difficult and with some of our backgrounds, I know that youíve had some special struggles. But you overcame them and are now breaking out on your own.
Please accept my heartiest congratulations and best wishes for a successful future.
With your sensitivity, Iím certain that youíll bring special talents into play that will help your clients to relax and get more out of your massage than others in your profession.
Again, good luck, and the best to you as you begin this new adventure.

David.

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"No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence."
George Eliot

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#125912 - 01/22/04 11:11 AM Re: My life, a new beginning
Mike Church Offline
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Registered: 01/23/03
Posts: 3439
Loc: Toronto, Canada
Don I am proud of you for what you are doing.

I teach inline skating to all ages and the one thing I stress is "NEVER LOOK DOWN AT THE FLOOR" . You have it right on. If you look at the pits you will fall in. And another thing they are in your mind and your mind only.

Same with the skating fear of falling can overcome students.

Hell stumbling is inevitable for all of us. Look at our recovery for proof of that. What matters most is the ultimate goal which I think for us is actually living life surrounded by friends and those we love and love us bac.

Way to go Don ;\)

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Mikey

IT REALLY IS OK TO STUMBLE. NONE OF US ARE PERFECT.

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#125913 - 01/22/04 07:44 PM Re: My life, a new beginning
Lloydy Offline
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Registered: 04/17/02
Posts: 7071
Loc: England Shropshire
Don
I feel so happy for you, I'm sure it's going to go well.

I'd just love to tell my boss to shove his job where the sun don't shine, but I guess I've got to stick it out for a while.

Great news Don.

Dave \:D

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Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.
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#125914 - 01/22/04 10:58 PM Re: My life, a new beginning
Bill_1965 Offline
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Registered: 06/29/03
Posts: 1983
Loc: Flint, Michigan
\:\) Congrats Don \:\)

Best wishes and a have a wonderful endeavor blessed with great accomplishment.

Bill

P.S. Dave, I wanted my old boss to do an internal inspection of the 72" sanitary forcemain. \:D

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Pain is Temporary; Quitting lasts Forever. - Lance Armstrong

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#125915 - 01/23/04 12:15 AM Re: My life, a new beginning
MrDon Offline
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Registered: 01/08/01
Posts: 957
Loc: Deltona, FL
Thanks guys... I can already feel the weight of this company off of me and now my future is all up to me and every last one of my fears! Oh, what a team we make! grin!

_________________________
In order to journey to new worlds, we must first be willing to lose site of the shore.

The Mind Body Thoughts Blog
http://mindbodythoughts.blogspot.com/

Check out my relaxing piano music from the heart!
http://www.donshetterly.com

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