Finding Happiness

The Happiest Place On Earth

Article by Wendy McCance

When I started this blog, I have to admit, I was pretty upset.  I was upset with the lack of a decent job.  I was upset with the economy and how it had plowed through my life leaving me to start over in my mid 40’s.  I was upset with the callous attitude of the workers at the last job I was at.  Basically, I was in one hell of a slump and my future didn’t look bright.

Beginning this blog was an opportunity to unleash all of my frustrations.  I was able to ask my questions to the world and get back some incredible advice and support.  I slowly went through the process of assessing my life.  Determining what made me unhappy and how I would change it.

Today was my first day at the real estate office.  I had just gone through a strenuous one week 40hr class.  I then took and passed my state exam.  I am now a licensed realtor and for the first time in a long time, if ever, I feel confident in my future and beyond excited about my career choice.

I have been sitting back and reflecting on the journey I took to get to this place.  There were so many months of feeling like I would never be able to dig myself out of the depressing hole I was thrown into.  I just couldn’t imagine at the time what my future would look like or how I would bounce back.

I am sitting here typing this post in quiet celebration over the obstacles I have faced and overcome.  Today was incredible.  The people I met at the office were truly terrific.  There were so many people who came up to me and warmly introduced themselves.  Everyone seemed to want to let me know that we were all a team, there to help each other.  The woman who had hire me mapped out a plan of attack to get me up and going.  I was so grateful for the encouragement and support that surrounded me.

It’s a crazy feeling being on the other side.  I feel like all of my wishes have come true.  I wanted a career, not a job.  I wanted to see a bright future where I could determine my level of success.  I hoped to find a place of employment where people were happy to go to work and there wasn’t a toxic cloud floating overhead.  I needed an environment that suited someone with fibromyalgia (I thought it would be impossible to find such a place).  I have the ability to stand and sit and move around without confinement to one position for many hours.  If I’m under the weather, I can work from home or take a mid afternoon nap.  Trust me when I say that having that type of flexibility is more important than anything I could have ever hoped for.  Lastly, I will still have a life with my family.  No worries about missing important events in the kids lives.  I won’t be in the horrible position of deciding if I should stay home with a sick child or if I should find someone to watch them because it could put me in a bad position at work if I am not there.

I feel free.  My heart is happy again.  My future looks bright and I am at peace.  I look forward to developing my career and see it take off.  For anyone who might be going through some hard times, I guarantee there is a light at the end of the tunnel.  Don’t stress because you can’t possibly imagine what will turn your life around.  You won’t see what the future holds.  Just trust your gut and go after what makes you happy.  You will find your way through to the other side.  I wish you all the happiness in your pursuit for the life you want.

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Wendy McCance

Wendy McCance is a Michigan based freelance writer and social media consultant. Wendy has gained attention as the founder of the popular blog Searching for the Happiness which can be viewed in 9 local papers online, including the Oakland Press. The combination of writing skills and social media knowledge is what makes Wendy such a powerhouse to work with. Stay tuned for opportunities to advertise, guest post and as always, have your questions answered.

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26 thoughts on “Finding Happiness

  1. Hi Wendy,Although we know only in the virtual world, you can believe I’m happy for their achievement.Example for other people, to fight and not get discouraged. And also, I leave a message for you remember everything that happened, be grateful to God by he has given you, and mainly, to help others who are going through what you went through, even leaving their message of courage and vigor. A big kiss for you and much success. God bless you greatly.

  2. I hope the new job is everything you want it to be and that you love going to work each day because the your job and happiness will shine through and show to everyone and joy and happiness can be catching and easy to spread to those around you……..

  3. Pastors talk about faith, hope and love,(it used to be called chairty) Now the biblical meaning of love is different from the love of romance novels. Nevertheless I don’t agree that love is the greatest of the three. People live without faith and without giving or experiencing true love but without hope people die. I’m glad you found yours.

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