How Job Loss Led to Stress
As my self-awareness grows, it seems when I focus on the externals of life, or measuring success in career, family, health, etc., the externals say one thing, but when I look at my interior life, it is another story.
I got laid off last year, took a big pay cut, accepted a role four job grades lower than I had before. But I'm happier in my new position with less stress and more time for contemplation. Some of my kids are struggling mightily, one in prison, one on psychiatric meds with a suicide attempt, but I love them dearly and am sacrificing my own health to tend to theirs. So am I a failure, or am I success?