Unemployed


UnemployedThis is one of those posts that would probably be easier not to actually write. The great thing about blogging is that you can share so many different parts of your life, but you can also keep parts of it totally hidden. And, if we’re being honest, there is a part of me that thought about keeping this hidden from the blog world. But then again, another great part about blogging is being able to share experiences with people around the world. We all go through different things and life, and writing about them is a great way to connect. Maybe you’ve been in the same situation I’m going through now, or maybe 2 years from now you’ll stumble on this post, because you’re going through it then, and maybe, just maybe, you will feel a human connection, and your day will be a little better.

Last week, I unexpectedly lost my job. A day before going on vacation. During the first time that TJ and I have been separated since getting married. Not the most ideal timing, to say the least. It’s just one of those things that happens in the corporate world, where things get shuffled around, new positions are formed, and old positions are eliminated. I just so happen to be in the eliminated group. It’s a weird feeling to be in your boss’s office talking about a promotion and then two months later be sitting in the same spot talking about severance. Life is strange sometimes.

Here’s the truth of it all – the honest, real emotions of what I’m feeling now. I’m still a little in shock, because it was unexpected. I’m a little sad, because I was there for over 2 years, and I was thankful to have a job when a lot of people don’t. I’m a little excited, because even though I was thankful for it, I wasn’t particularly passionate about it, and the thought of getting to do something I am passionate about is thrilling. I’m a little unsure, because there are a lot of unknowns on the horizon.

All in all, I’m not sure what’s going to happen next over the coming weeks and months, but I’m unbelievably sure that everything will work out like it’s supposed to, and in the meantime, I’m happy to have an awesome support system through the uncertainty.

Have you ever unexpectedly lost your job?

13 Comments
  • Katie
    May 28, 2014

    Oh no, I’m sorry. I hope this is a step forward for you, and that you will soon find a position that you are not only happy with but passionate about. I don’t want to be that annoying positive person, but try to find the silver lining – at least it’s during the summer time when there are ample free things to do outside? I lost my job 3 years ago, it was a rough couple of months but then life moved on. Good luck! Stay positive!
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    • ashleynevis
      May 30, 2014

      Thanks, Katie! I definitely appreciate the silver lining perspective 🙂 It also helps to know that someone else has been through it and has come out the other side! Hope you have a great weekend!

  • Jules
    May 28, 2014

    This literally happened to me Friday! How are you doing??

    • ashleynevis
      May 30, 2014

      Oh no, Jules, I’m so sorry to hear that! I’m ok, and excited to see what’s to come! How are you handling everything?
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  • Jamie @ The Growing Up Diaries
    May 28, 2014

    I lost my job about a year ago completely unexpectedly and at a terrible time, right as we were buying our first house. Luckily things worked out after a few months of being on unemployment, I found a job. But that said, it’s a job I had to get, not necessarily the one I want. So I’m still searching for where exactly I “belong”. Take this time to really focus on what you want to be doing and go after it!

    • ashleynevis
      May 30, 2014

      Thanks for sharing your story, Jamie! I’m glad that things worked out for you guys, but I hope that one day you get to do something that you’re truly passionate about! Have a good weekend 🙂
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  • Amberly
    May 28, 2014

    Ah friend, that is no fun!!! I always believe things happen for a reason and that we’re just being prepared for something bigger and better, but it still isn’t fun and it honestly just sucks! I’ll be thinking about you!
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    • ashleynevis
      May 30, 2014

      Thanks, sweet friend! I agree – everything happens for a reason, and I’m so excited about what comes next! Hope everything with the house is going well for you guys!
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  • Ashley
    May 28, 2014

    I’m sorry. I can relate to the thrilling part. Sonetimes I feel like I would be totally thrilled to just walk out and not go back to my job bc I’m not in the least content or passionate about it.

    I’m sure everything will work out. Sending happy wishes your way and hoping the right position opens up for you.
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    • ashleynevis
      May 30, 2014

      Thanks so much, Ashley! I used to have those thoughts sometimes too, so now I’m trying to make the most out of my new situation. Hope you’re able to find something you’re passionate about soon! 🙂
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  • Nadine
    May 28, 2014

    I am sorry to hear this! I would look at it as an opportunity to push you to find something you are passionate about!
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    • ashleynevis
      May 30, 2014

      Thanks so much for the encouragement, Nadine! I am really looking forward to whatever comes next. Hope you have a nice weekend!
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  • Dan Brusca
    June 14, 2014

    Well I haven’t had a job in years. But I know the feeling.
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