Losing a Job Can Be Positive (2)

Back at my old job there were some days where I barely used my brain at all!

I just did the same thing over and over again.

So what happened after you got fired?

Did a new opportunity come your way?

Not exactly. It took me about a year to figure out that opportunities weren't going to come my way...

I learnt that you have to create your own opportunities.

So that's when you started your company.

Yep! I always had an interest in gardening.

So I thought to myself: there must be a lot of people who also have this interest and would like to have a garden but don't have the time to set one up.

So now you go around making custom-designed gardens for homes and offices, right?

Yes! I never would've thought in a million years that my interest in gardening would turn into a career!

If I hadn't gotten fired, I would've never found my calling!

That's cool... and it does offer me some hope.

I guess I need to do some thinking about what I really want to do.

I'm not saying it's going to be easy...

I spent almost one year doing odd jobs and trying to figure out what I wanted to do.

Not having a stable income can be difficult.

Yeah... right now I have some savings so I'll be good for about six months...

But if I can't find something after that it's going to start getting tough.

Do you have a "dream" or something you've always wanted to do?

Well, I have always had the idea of opening a bicycle store.

I'm talking about selling rare, vintage or special custom-made bicycles.

Interesting! Cycling is quite a trend these days and if you can find bicycles that no one else has... it just might work!

I've always been interested in bicycles and I know a lot about them.

I never thought I would have a chance to open a bike store.

Give it some thought! This could be your calling in life!!

I'll think about it! Thanks, Suzanne! Now let's eat!