I know that sometimes in life there are some event that can really knock you for a loop. I have definitely had that go on this week in my life. On Tuesday, I received a call from my boss & HR. They informed me that I was being laid off from my position. I am 4 hours away from home, and driving at the time of this call. Needless to say, I was taken by surprise. The surprise soon turned to anger. It is the week prior to Thanksgiving, and Christmas is just around the corner. The cosmetology industry can be cut throat, but now I really see how deep those cuts can go. I was wooed away from a good situation to join this group, and now that other opportunity is no longer available. Sometimes we think the the grass is greener on the other side, and at time it may actually be. That is until you find out that greener grass often is a breeding ground for snakes.
I really had some bad thoughts going through my mind. I had to go home and inform my family that my income is no more. When I arrived home, I came to find just how sick my baby girl was. She was coughing horrible, and began to run a fever I could not even bring myself to tell them until the next night. I spent that next day applying for positions. I did quickly receive some responses, and even had a couple of interviews setup for subsequent days. As I was getting dressed for my interview, my sick little baby raised up and asked what I was doing. I told her,”Daddy is going on an interview.” She the asked me a question that would lead to a tremendous change in my attitude and mindset. Aliyaj asked, “so you won’t be coming home,” with a very sad look on her face. This shocked me a little at first, and then remember how it has been mentioned that she does not like me being away. I then thought about how often this now defunct position had me away from her for days, if not a full week at a time. I then insured her that would be returning home after the interviews. Her response really warmed my heart. Her retort to my answer was, “good, you need to be at home!”
“Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings has thou established strength, because of Your adversaries. That You might silence the the enemy and make the revengeful cease.” Psalms 8:2. I am now full of hope, and I know that something greater is on the horizon. I am looking forward to the future, and what it holds for me and my family. TRIP-OUT is more than just an initiative, it must now become my lifestyle. It is time to seriously strive for financial freedom, and not just for security. You can get security in jail, maximum security if you act up enough! Please come and be a part of the movement. We also have a go fund me as we are working towards our 501 C 3 status. Wewant to thank you in advance.