Genie, over at Espirational, recently and so very kindly invited me as a guest blogger. Very excited and honoured to do so. Thanks so much Bob and Genie!
Three years ago I lost my job at the same time that my now 21 year-old daughter was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. Unable to find another job offering the part-time hours that I could cope with and my daughter, who was suffering from crippling social anxiety (a common problem for ‘Aspies’), needing my help, I became not only Mum but her full-time carer. But deep inside I struggled with the rejection of being laid-off and I began to feel old and useless, insignificant, washed-up.
As I prayed about it, one day I read this by novelist George Eliot: ‘It’s never too late to become what you might have been.’ I realised that I could use this time…
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