Leverage-it makes everything easier

So two days ago I went to the women's resource center...
They offer free computer classes and career counseling.
I have orientation tomorrow.
The first step in fixing an issue is acquiring leverage.

Just like with weight loss..
you need a plan.
My plan is to begin acquiring skills to enter the workforce.
I have no idea how to operate any of the windows office applications.
From reading different job descriptions, it would seem these are mandatory.
So, tomorrow I have an appointment for orientation.
Then I can begin classes.
They have seminars about different jobs that are available...interviewing techniques...building a resume...
In the meantime, I have found that the simple application of action vs. inaction causes attitudes to readjust and realign.
That doesn't change my course of action.
I have come to the conclusion that if you want respect, you need to put yourself in a position of power...and power comes with assets and leverage.
assets and leverage come with options.
I am creating them.
I am no quitter, and I am willing to make all of my relationships work.
But on an equal basis...as an equal partnership.
Never again as some sort of 'subordinate'.
I had a fantastic workout...an hour to an hour and a half...
I have been on track with calories since my personal revelation.
I want to be fit and healthy and lookin' good.
I want to be educated, strong and independently financially stable.
I am moving forward on all fronts.
I choose to view this interlude as the kind of wake up call that changes my life for the better.
Because I choose to.
I will keep you all informed.
Chris out.


'Yellow Rose' Jasmine said...

Good for you. I know you will do what is needed, without a doubt.
I would say that I am sorry that life has handed you some unpleasant revelations, but I'm not sure that 'sorry' is what you need. I will pray for your strength, inspiration and internal direction. You are totally capable.

Jack Sh*t, Gettin Fit said...

My bet is that you can do anything you put your mind to it. I'm serious... you need to do it because I've got some serious money riding on it!

Anonymous said...

There's something about knowing that you can manage financially on your own, even if you have no intention of doing so, that puts you on a level field in your own eyes.

Then staying becomes a choice, not a necessity. Better for both people in the relationship. Who wants someone to stay with them just because there doesn't feel another option exists?

Oddly, when you don't HAVE to stay, when you really could make it on your own, staying looks different than it did when you felt trapped.

(Not saying you feel trapped.)

The steps you're taking sound excellent.


Unknown said...

You have a good attitude. You'll do just great learning the new programs. :D

bbubblyb said...

Yes, you're a smart cookie, you'll learn quick. I'm sorry you've been put in this position hope things change for the better. *hugs*