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I'm asking for help and hints.  Recently I was informed by my supervisor that I am no longer promotable because I won't commit to long term employment with future advancement.  I'm 67 and know that to commitment would be ridiculous.  I also know the position (for which I am very well qualified) would be much easier that the position I'm in now.  I am a manager where I'm employed at but as past of my job I do tremendous heavy lifting and know I can't do it much longer.  I lift heavier boxes, etc. than most of my younger staff but at my age and being a woman who weighs 106 lbs, my body can't take too much more of this.  Instead of looking at the situation and getting really upset I started to think about many things I want and have wanted to do with my life.  After a couple of days I realized how freeing the rejection has been.  It's a blessing in disquise. 

One of my life long dreams has been to be a writer.  I've been published in some minor ways and will start to seek out opportunities.  I've always wanted to be a journalist.  I realize that the world has changed from the day I first entered college and was told not to go into the field unless I wanted to write the womens' society page and do obits. 

Thankfully the world is different and the opportunies are greater.  I also have to supplement my SS.  I'm asking for comments from others who have experienced the same things or is now turning to writing to supplement their income, to share their thoughts.  Even if you don't share my desires please feel free to share your wisdom and thoughts.  I'd love to hear from others and have learned to appreciate the value in everyone.  I truly believe that we, as humans, each have wisdom to share.  Thank you!
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I'm asking for help and hints.  Recently I was informed by my supervisor that I am no longer promotable because I won't commit to long term employment with future advancement.  I'm 67 and know that to commitment would be ridiculous.  I also know the position (for which I am very well qualified) would be much easier that the position I'm in now.  I am a manager where I'm employed at but as past of my job I do tremendous heavy lifting and know I can't do it much longer.  I lift heavier boxes, etc. than most of my younger staff but at my age and being a woman who weighs 106 lbs, my body can't take too much more of this.  Instead of looking at the situation and getting really upset I started to think about many things I want and have wanted to do with my life.  After a couple of days I realized how freeing the rejection has been.  It's a blessing in disquise.  One of my life long dreams has been to be a writer.  I've been published in some minor ways and will start to seek out opportunities.  I've always wanted to be a journalist.  I realize that the world has changed from the day I first entered college and was told not to go into the field unless I wanted to write the womens' society page and do obits.  Thankfully the world is different and the opportunies are greater.  I also have to supplement my SS.  I'm asking for comments from others who have experienced the same things or is now turning to writing to supplement their income, to share their thoughts.  Even if you don't share my desires please feel free to share your wisdom and thoughts.  I'd love to hear from others and have learned to appreciate the value in everyone.  I truly believe that we, as humans, each have wisdom to share.  Thank you!
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I'm asking for help and hints.  Recently I was informed by my supervisor that I am no longer promotable because I won't commit to long term employment with future advancement.  I'm 67 and know that to commitment would be ridiculous.  I also know the position (for which I am very well qualified) would be much easier that the position I'm in now.  I am a manager where I'm employed at but as past of my job I do tremendous heavy lifting and know I can't do it much longer.  I lift heavier boxes, etc. than most of my younger staff but at my age and being a woman who weighs 106 lbs, my body can't take too much more of this.  Instead of looking at the situation and getting really upset I started to think about many things I want and have wanted to do with my life.  After a couple of days I realized how freeing the rejection has been.  It's a blessing in disquise. 

One of my life long dreams has been to be a writer.  I've been published in some minor ways and will start to seek out opportunities.  I've always wanted to be a journalist.  I realize that the world has changed from the day I first entered college and was told not to go into the field unless I wanted to write the womens' society page and do obits. 

Thankfully the world is different and the opportunies are greater.  I also have to supplement my SS.  I'm asking for comments from others who have experienced the same things or is now turning to writing to supplement their income, to share their thoughts.  Even if you don't share my desires please feel free to share your wisdom and thoughts.  I'd love to hear from others and have learned to appreciate the value in everyone.  I truly believe that we, as humans, each have wisdom to share.  Thank you!
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