Cindy Harris Mandeville , Louisiana , USA
CHAPTER 8 - DECISION
... What Tulla Rands said. Her story sums up Decision for me....
I am learning, through this amazing book & through all of your wonderful lessons & mentoring, how to make better decisions in every area of my life. I'm learning to live my life with a more focused purpose.
We sold our dry cleaning business Monday afternoon, and I didn't even cry. :-) Even though the new owner, Burt, needs me desparately, and my hours are long still, I am free. I'm free to live my life without the burdens that owning a very demanding and laborious business brings. I will enjoy being employed there for at least the next six months, at the time that Randy will be fully vested with Social Security and I will be able to step back a little and still be needed. I will continue to work in several other endeavors too, but will not be tied to any certain hours.
My schedule is supposed to be a 5-day work week & 6-hour days. I worked all day yesterday, and am praying it works into only 6 hours daily. At 1:30 yesterday, Burt told me I could go home, but I didn't know how. I didn't know how to leave in the middle of the day, at the time of day when I SHOULD be just arriving at work. Having worked 12-hour days 90% of the last 18 years, I don't know how NOT to work.... So I sat in the breakroom just contemplating & playing on Facebook. I was a relieved when the work started pouring in and I had to return to work after sitting there for 1-1/2 hours.
Burt owns several other dry cleaning businesses locally. He is an amazing business man, and very innovative! He is a fine example of those who follow the teachings of our group. Wow! He is a real-life example for me to follow, and he wants to join these lessons. :-)
Off to work! God bless you all!