Monday, May 24, 2010

Why True Love is Recession Proof

Talk about your unintended outcomes.

A little over a year and a half ago, our son, Tucker, was laid off from his position as an equity trader for a Swiss company. He, like millions of others in the financial markets, was out of work and unemployed. I am just sayin' what happened next though is what this story is all about.

Instead of jumping back into the job search full time he decided on another course. Yes, he did continue to look for his next job, but without fear or need to do so in an all encompassing and time consuming manner. He prioritized his goals and set off to get in the best physical shape possible. Add to this a commitment to nutrition and eating healthy foods. In just 6 weeks he transformed himself into the best physical and mental shape of his life. What a noticeable difference! Others noticed as well.

Unemployed yes, but healthier, and more grounded than ever, he found Jessica. Or perhaps they found each other. Does not matter, you see, because the point of all this is they never would have met had he not been laid off from his job. Would their paths have crossed if he was not effected by the recession? You see, Tucker managed the desk that traded on the Asian markets and he worked from 6 pm to 4 am. Not much room for a social life, let alone a romance with that schedule.
                                                                                       (Photo by Ava)

A lot has happened since they found each other. They decided to move in together, Tucker was called back to work for the Swiss company mentioned earlier, and the biggest news of all is they are now engaged! Wow, what an outcome of this recession.

Let's see . . .it was 1979, another recession I recall when this photo was taken. Looks like we both survived. Life goes on, recession or not.  We welcome Jessica to our family and wish her and Tucker a life of love, respect and happiness.


Tucker said...

Thanks for your kind words Dad. I will be saving this post as a word doc for the ages! And by the way, I'm not the only one to recently reinvent myself under difficult circumstances!

Pam Carter said...

What a great story best of luck to Tucker and Jessica. I've always found exercise to be a great way to ground yourself and work out your frustrations. Hope your employer recognizes what they have found in you.

Jim said...

Fate actually does work.

Jim Dauer

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