If you read my Tarot Touchstone for August, you may remember that I wrote, “At any time, things can change, sometimes to such a degree that you wonder how you ever thought things were always going to be the same.”
Well, dear readers, that exact thing happened to me this month.
I’m heading to a new shore on Monday.
After 11 years of self-employment, I’m starting a NEW JOB!
Yep, you heard that right. I’m starting a new job. Wow, I’m still having a hard time believing it myself. I’m both excited and nervous about it, but mostly excited.
I will tell you more about it later after I’ve been on the job for a while, but I wanted to share the good news with you now before I embark on this new adventure.
If you’re traversing the liminal space, please know that you are not alone. I just came out of a loooooong liminal space and girl, I know how hard it can be to keep going when the future is unknown and things feel uncertain.
Remember, the liminal space is a waystation, it’s not forever. You will get through it. And, at any time, everything can change.
Peg Cheng is the author of Rebel Millionaire, a guide for how to retire as a millionaire even if you make a modest income, and The Contenders, a novel that asks, can enemies become friends? She is also the proud owner of Plaid Frog Press with her husband Marcus Donner. Born in Southern California to Taiwanese parents, Peg currently lives in Seattle, Washington.
Julie Klein says
Life is full of surprises, Peg! Hearing you say “I’m starting a new job” is one of them. Can’t wait to hear more.
Peg Cheng says
Life IS full of surprises, isn’t it? To be honest, Julie, I’m just as surprised as you. I look forward to sharing more soon.
It sounds like you’re following the rhythm of your life, where it takes you. Very good.
I had a period of about a year and a half, after leaving a job because of injury, where I was in a slowed down, liminal space of rehab and study. I did a lot of meditating, too.
Then I got a full time job at a tool rental. It was like a switch was thrown from primarily rich inner connection to rich outer connection. People from all over the world, trying to succeed, come to rent tools–they have skills, but not a lot of capital, and often not much English. It’s humbling to see their work ethic and drive–it makes me appreciate how lucky I am. And I also found myself frequently arguing with a conservative co-worker. Over time, we discovered a mutual respect and sense of humor, and built a good work friendship. Yeah, it’s a humble job, but it’s been a very good one for me.
So congratulations on your new adventure–you’ll be doing important work, and I’m sure it will nourish your spirit, and your writing.
Peg Cheng says
Thank you for your always supportive and wise words, Edgy. I loved hearing about your journey from job injury to rehab+study+liminal space to a rich outer life at your tool rental job. What a great story! We never know exactly when the switch will be thrown and what enriching, life-changing adventures can follow. The path is the gift. I’m excited for what will happen next.
Oh wow! Best of luck to you!
Peg Cheng says
Thanks, Jenna! I’ll share more about my new job soon.