They call it separation anxiety, it can motivate you to get going. You do not have to eat meat, but avoid fruits and sugars, eat more whole grains, you will feel solid again quicker. Find another job or source of income such as a small business, residual income or rental property and you will be fine.
You attitude is totally inspiring! The same for myself, is financial independence. I think it would be great. If anyone knows of any jobs in Pacific Northwest, that are "kind" please let me know! I have a bachelor's degree in accounting and would love to work for a company/non-profit that is "kind"!!! As for falling off the wagon, I hear you. It has been really difficult lately not to eat that slice of cheese pizza (my absolutely favorite thing in the world)... It is a struggle, but I know I will make it through. I even bought a Amy's pizza with soy cheese.
Hey Maureen! I agree Frack! I was in my late 40's when I was informed that I was being "fazed out". I thought I had the job until I retired. But I took myself on the road, litterally, and found out I could do alot of other things. I became a "handyman" painting bedrooms and making small home repairs, changing out light fixtures, cleaning out apartments and houses. Thanking "This Old House" for all those episodes I watched that taught me how to do things. Soon I had a small business. Working for myself let me decide what to charge per job. This type of work isn't for everyone. But I bet you could paint a few rooms? That's $500-700 per room. Put an add in the paper, visit some property management offices and see what they need. It doesn't have to be forever but it can help for now. Be strong girl, you will get thru this!
I'm feeling your pain. I just found out my company is instituting a plan that will result in our pay being docked to the point where I'd essentially be working for free. My entire industry is going this way so going somewhere else isn't an option.
I don't have the time or money to go back to school for something else and I'm just hitting road block after road block for everything else I try. Right now I'm so overwhelmed I can't even think straight. Probably being vegan is the only thing keeping my brain functioning. LOL