This 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?