I shared my blog with one of my coworkers, and she asked me how I could find joy in this situation. Tada! My first finding joy challenge! And its a tough one.
I have been so happy with the organization I work for. I love my coworkers, I love my office, I love my commute to work (a mile and a half walk), I love working downtown, I love my independence, and my actual work has been satisfying and allows me to help improve the lives of others. Where is the joy in having to leave a place that I have been happy?
A phrase I really like has been coming to mind: "we wait in joyful hope." Right now, I see my forced job change as an opportunity to move out of my comfort zone and to tackle a new challenge. I'm waiting in joyful hope that I will find another job that will be a good fit and will feel like home the way my current job has. The joy in my job loss is the hope that a new adventure awaits me.