Monday, July 22, 2013

INTO EVERY LIFE SOME RAIN MUST FALL......



It's been a rough week at my house.  It's been a rough 2 weeks at my house.  SO...that job?  The one that was clicking and everything was going to be okay?  It's not MINE anymore.  ROUGH week.  ROUGH 2 weeks.  As it turns out, I sorta stepped into a hornet's nest there.  The lady who was training me promised me two full months of training and a three month trial period.  She gave me 3 hours of training, and then after  2 days she pretty much had her mind made up that it wasn't going to work out and she fired me after 7 days.  It was the fact that one and a half days in she was criticizing me left and right that sent me into a tailspin, and since I'm used to excelling at most of what I do when it's up my alley, which it WAS.....I went into a PANIC mode.  The more I panicked, the more she was sure I couldn't do the job.  AFTER two days in panic mode, everything clicked and I was doing fine...however.... NOT ONE WORD of encouragement came out of her mouth the entire time I was there. And 7 days in she gave me the boot.  ROUGH 2 weeks!! The dentist has contacted me FOUR times on the phone since I left to apologize and say he knows his Business Manager has no communication skills, (ya think??) but that really doesn't help me any now.   For me, for now -, I am working really really hard in this next little bit here to BUILD MY STAMPIN' UP business!! Any business you can throw my way will be SOOOO appreciated.....and I am seeking MORE people to be ON MY TEAM.....I need some recruits, and I even have a really awesome gift to pass on to the first one who signs on with me after this post....and it's a secret what it is!! EMAIL me at the following address - kbarberstamps@gmail.com if you have ever wanted to be an SU demonstrator, even if it's just for the discount, I would LOVE to have you as a part of my team.......go ahead, - it so worth it!!! And you'll get my surprise gift!~  So.....do I sit around and waste energy going over and over in my mind that I was shafted, treated unfairly, put in a lose lose situation, and set up to fail, or do I pick myself up, brush myself off, and say, "What's next Lord??"  I did some of each this week.  But the voice in my head is now loud and clear and it's saying, "I am still in control, and I still love you, and I still believe in you, and I am still with you, and I will show you the way, just walk in it!" So I am putting one foot in front of the other......and I am reminding myself that I need not despair!! I know who is in the drivers seat, and as Carrie Underwood says, JESUS is at the WHEEL!! I just need to sit back and relax, and enjoy the journey, and try not to be a back seat driver!!  So if you think of me, say a little prayer for me, that I will keep my eyes on HIM, and my HEART pure.  Until next time, Karen

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Aloha Karen, so sorry to hear of your trials. You will get through this with God's help (as you already know.) Trust in and lean on Him. Take care of yourself! Wish I was in a position to be a Demo again. . . I'd sign up in half a flash! All your creations are beautiful and inspiring, many are in my FAVs for later inspiration. . . Your talents as a stamper should get you far in that realm if you choose to continue. Your down line will have an awesome upline!! Praying for blessings to continue your way!
Goodly Creations (SCS)

Anonymous said...

Since you don't have to publish this, this is for "your eyes only". Been there done that with the trainer problems. SO sorry it ended as it did but your faith in God and His guidance will get you to a much better place. Have seen it happen with many of my friends and experienced it myself. . . hang in there and Prayers are coming your way. Have seen them work too!!!
Goodly Creations (SCS)

Bridget said...

Karen, I'm absolutely FEELING for you right now - you surely have been unfairly and badly treated and hats off to you for trying to work it through and and get something out of it from God's perspective...He truly understands from personal experience, it happened to Jesus. May God protect your mind, and your spirit, so that it remains sweet as ever, hugs to you, my friend...and your shabby chic, sweet card is GORGEOUS!!!!

MariLynn said...

Hugs Karen, I am so sorry that you had to deal with this difficult person and difficult situation. Praying that God blesses you and makes His presence felt today.

Marge Waskiewicz said...

Karen, I will be praying for you. God knows what is best for you, it's possible He closed this door. He has something better, I'm sure of it.
Sorry you had to go trough this trial.
Your loved.

Grace said...

Karen so sorry you had to go through this ordeal! Sending hugs and prayers that God grants you healing for the hurt, and pure and joyful thoughts as you take one step at a time down the path He has already prepared for you!

Kittie said...

Karen, Just think how lucky you are not to be around that person ever again. Anyone who trains in that method should not be training or managing anyone. I hope you know how special you are and that the dentist is the real looser to have lost you. God will take care of you! I know it!!!!! Hugs, Kittie

Judith said...

This card is beautiful. I will keep you in my prayers. God is good.

ajyoyo said...

Wow, so sorry to hear about your tough 2 weeks. That really sounds awful, and humiliating. Just remember, God still has an amazing purpose for you, for you to prosper and for your good. This time will draw you close to Him, and help you to rely on Him and Him only. I cannot imagine going through what you did....I'm imagining God's loving arms surrounding you right now and you resting in His Peace. I see your beautiful light through your creations. They are wonderful!

ajyoyo said...

So sorry to hear about that rough 2weeks. It sounds like the trainer has some real issues...but that being said...God has rescued you from that situation and has an amazing plan for you...a plan for you to prosper and for your good. I am imagining God holding you in his arms right now and you resting in His peace. These tough times allow us to rely completely on him. Remember, His yolk is easy...so if you feel like your working hard at something or feeling badly about something that is not getting anywhere...give it to God and rest in His peace. Hugs. I see your beautiful light in your creations!

Cherie said...

Karen, I wished that I lived close enough to just give you a big hug! I will keep you in my prayers! I know that everything will work out for you! God has a plan for us...we just don't know what it is! Keep your faith and keep smiling!

Hugs!

Bette S said...

Karen, would you really want to work with someone nasty like that woman (I will not call her a lady)? I'm sure the Lord has something else in mind for you, something much better! Keep the faith and you will be rewarded!

bensarmom said...

Karen, I'm so sad that you've had to go through all of this. The unhappiness and stress is overwhelming. I'm so glad God got you out of there so you won't be stressed. Wish I lived closer to give you a hug and come stamp with you. I love your work and know that God's got a plan. I can't wait to see what he'll do in your life. I'm so glad to be able to continue to pray for you. Blessings and prayers coming your way.
Sue-bensarmom on SCS

ArtisticInkspirations said...

Keep pluggin away karen.. you do beautiful work.. Kuddos to you to build your business. Go try at some other clinic.

Jan Castle said...

Bummer...BUT, I see you are picking yourself up, dusting yourself off, and starting all over again...hear that little song in your head - LOl! Hugs and Prayers coming your way, so welcome them and have a blessed day! Happy to see your comments are working!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Carol Dee said...

Well now, that WAS rotten. Sorry it happened. Sounds like you have the right attitude and will be O.K. Keep your chin up and I will add you to my daily prayers. Good luck finding the perfect new job and increasing your S.U. business. hugs....