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- November 21, 2013 by hibernationnow
It was my first day at a new job in a new city. I had moved to Boston on a whim and a couple of hundred dollars and I was going to stay there until I found a job. This was my plan.(Needless to say I was in my early twenties.) I found a job at a major publishing firm and I was thrilled.
On my first day (of everything) I was nauseous, nervous and basically wanted to throw up. I've spent a lifetime trying to avoid that which comes naturally to me. Throwing up when I'm nervous and peeing every two minutes. Luckily since I am ALWAYS early I found a place to buy coffee and go to the rest room.I remember looking at this huge, high rise building that was going to be my home away from home for many years.This was a job, a real job.
I decided I needed to give myself a code, a pep-talk of sorts but a short one so that I would remember it: I chose CORE, (confidence, optimism, relaxation and enthusiasm.) I've used this word to keep me whole when I get lost, to ground me, if get unsure of myself. I haven't remembered that in years. Thank you for reminding me.
If there is interest, please comment, I may be putting a group together (on-line) for support, guidance, counseling. I am NOT a doctor but I am extremely intuitive and have worked in counseling for many years. Common Sense Counseling......