Red Responds: Sensing Some Backstabbing

Hi Red,

I appreciate the quality of responses you give to the folks that ask for help. I’m hoping you can do the same for me.

Like many I feel I am lacking direction in my life. I can’t tell if I need to move, go to school, travel or stick to persuing my dreams which have me in a rut these days from lack of activity.

Do you see any particular path I should check out? I’ve pretty much given up on finding love and now I’ve been in the dumps so long I don’t think I can find any success either. I am trying to stay positive, I’m getting some help with my health but I lack direction. Also can you see if there is someone who is working behind my back to damage my reputation? I sense some backstabbing but have no proof.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Karen in Georgia

Dear Karen,

First of all, the only time to stop chasing dreams is if you have caught them, or replaced them. For you, you just need a little outside help to get the ball rolling again. You just need a fresh angle, a new approach.

You’ve got some serious low energy surrounding you. Keep working on improving your health. The healthier you are, the more energy you will have, the less bleary life will seem. Honestly, I’m seeing a lot of boredom around you.

Moving does not seem to be the answer for you. If anything, that is way too huge of an undertaking and stress right now. Equally, save any major travel desires for the spring time.

If you are looking for personal and professional success, you would do exceptionally well in law or legal related fields. If you haven’t already thought about it, think about it. While I don’t see you running out and enrolling at the university at this time, I do see you furthering your education and knowledge, by some means, in the very near future. It’s just not presenting as a classroom type situation.

As far as your reputation goes, there are some low-level whispers around you, but I’m not seeing any blatant or malicious backstabbing. While your reputation comes through as good, you seem to have lost some fire and passion; and it shows.

I do see a career change for you in about six months. Since it looks like it comes about strictly by your choice, you do have some control over the time frame.

We all get stuck in the proverbial rut sometimes. Unfortunately, it can become pretty easy to stay there. It gets comfy. The hardest thing about changing the patterns and cycles in our lives is making the choice to change them. The second hardest is putting some momentum behind that decision. But, once we take those first two steps, things actually do start to change. If we choose to do nothing, things will change anyway, it’s just less likely that they will change in the manner we were hoping for.

Find something to get excited about once again. When you are passionate about reaching a goal, you tend to reach it.

Brightest Blessings,
Ext. 9226

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