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There are times when our jobs go from difficult to unbearable. It is a place where you do not have one more drop of grace to do what you’re paid to do. I found myself in that place.

This is where we complain, complain, and nobody cares to listen. The level of frustration increases by the day, and you find yourself complaining and not enjoying your job. Very rarely in the last 30 years have I felt that way.

I learned very quickly that as we get older, we don’t handle stress like we used to. This stress comes to you daily, caused by being overworked, underpaid, and unappreciated. I was in that place! I saw my health quickly deteriorating and I needed to make a decision.

I went to work that morning and realized I needed to get out of there immediately. I did not have any grace to stay one more minute. I wrote a resignation letter, packed the few things I needed to fill, and walked off the building. I was at work at 7:30 AM and on my way home by 9:30 AM.

I have taken a few weeks off, applying for jobs, receiving calls, going to some interviews, etc. But I knew what I wanted to do and the kind of job I wanted. This is a blessing when you are 55 years of age and debt free: 1) we don’t take unnecessary crap from nobody, 2) our vision is clearer; we have a good idea of where we want to go and 3) we know our value.

I have 30-plus years of experience in the social work arena and almost 27 years of experience in diverse ministries. I am just 4 classes away from completing a master’s in Christian Counseling, and I am a Certified Life Coach. Praise the Living God. I needed a job where I was free to use this knowledge and experience.

I am happy to announce that I was offered the job I wanted today, and I will be making $2.50 more an hour than my previous job. God is indeed faithful!

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