Tuesday, December 4, 2012

And Now What....

As of yesterday, I am officially unemployed.  It is a strange land and although I was laid off once before, I had a new job waiting for me that time.  This time, no shiny new job waiting around the corner.

I found out mid-October that my position was being eliminated and after the initial shock and days of balling up in the fetal position, I've had some time to adjust.

I am working on a new plan for what I'm calling Act III of my work life, but after 28 years in the satellite, distance learning and video production world, envisioning myself as anything else is taking a bit of effort.  But I am determined to move forward.

Wish me luck.


  1. Oh, I do wish you luck! I hope you got enough of an out package or unemployment to take a little bit of time to think of what you want to do. I was laid off once for 6 months and opted to make some changes that changed the course of my life. It was mostly, for me, about deciding what I DIDN'T want to do, and then I started looking. One thing a friend told me was that after you haven't been working for a while, a trip to the library becomes your whole day and I found that to be true, and then I knew it was time to get myself back to work. Hopeing for something new and exciting for you, and some r and r until then. You will be a card making machine!

  2. I'm sorry to hear about your job - it sounds like you have some marketable skills. Here's hoping you find something soon

  3. ugh. I'm so sorry about this. My husband and all the people in his office were also let go after outsourcing became a better and better idea. luckily he has a decent severance package but the weeks are going by fast. It's a scary time. Good luck.

  4. Oh, my! I'm sorry to read this and hope you discover a wonderful new direction for your professional life. I'm so lucky to have never been out of work but did make the huge leap to own my own business 14 years ago. It was part-time then and alternative to a job I didn't like. It is still part-time but I love both of my part-time jobs and they both suit me well. Dream of the perfect job and create it! In the meantime enjoy your free time.
    lots of luck!

  5. Sorry to learn of your situation. I understand all too well as the same happened to me recently. I was devastated. I find myself utterly confused but trust God will step in and redirect my path. I wish you the best. In the meantime, take it easy, enjoy life and don't be so hard on yourself.
    Take care,