Yep – I’ve become “one of them”. And not in the good “I’m one of the people who won the lottery” kind of way, either. I recently found myself on the lovely, and ever growing, list of people who have recently been laid off.
So how does one cope when they hear the words “I’m sorry, but we have to let you all go”?
Well, as a writer who really didnt see the whole cleaning out my desk scenario happening anytime soon, I was completely unprepared – in every which way one can be. My resume hadn’t been updated in the year and a half I was there. My writing was all in one unorganized folder titled WRITING (so much for creative copywriting, huh?). And, to top it off, I was now entering the job market when unemployment was through the roof.
I’ve decided in my free time – which, you would be surprised to know, you don’t have much of when you’re looking for new employment – that I was going to start the blog I’ve been hoping to for a year. With the 14 hour workdays now a memory of my past, I figured it was time to get in the saddle. Or so to speak.
So, here goes nothing. I’m really figuring this one out as I go. A new adventure, if you will.
And on a side note, good luck to those who are also on the “holy shit – what now?” life plan. See this as a good thing. Reevaluate. This can be the moment you look back on as the one that changed your life for the better. Make it so that it is.