Sunday, January 11, 2009

Preparing for Day One of the Unemployment Adventure

Friday I went though a whole range of emotions relating to being laid off. Mostly fear and dread. Strangely, I'm not too angry with the company. I suppose my final decision on that won't be made until this all plays out. You see, if I find a great job relatively quickly, I'll figure being let go was a blessing in disguise. If I never find a job, wind up living in a cardboard box on Lower Wacker, well then it'll be obvious that the company was the devil and ruined my life. So I'm reserving my judgement for now.
I was really worried about what to tell my kids. Don't want them to worry, you know. So tonight I explained that I'm taking some time off to look for a better job, work on safe haven projects, and spend time with them. It's all true, too. Except the implied part that it was my choice.
Tomorrow Hubs is going to take me out to breakfast after we take the kids to school. In part because it's something we never get to do alone, and in part to keep me from feeling so aimless on my first day of the Unemployment Adventure. Then I'll head to the Office of Employment Security (what a misleading name!) and then I'll come home and get back to work on the safe haven project at hand.

Tuesday... well, that's another story.


Anonymous said...

hang in there. this is tough but you are strong.

Midwest Mommy said...

Oh no! I have missed the last couple of posts. I am so sorry you lost your job.
All I can say or think right now is Damn Bush!

Shelly Kay said...

Hey you. I am so sorry you are going through this. I know what it's like. I have been there. I don't know you all that well, (or at all really) but I an guess from your posts and your personality that you are a fucking strong woman! I am here if you ever need to talk/vent!

Veronica Garcia said...

All you can do is take it one day at a time, and know that GREAT friends like moĆ­ are there for you every step of the way.

I'll see what I can find for you. HUGS AND KISSES!

p.s. my son was asking about Belly last night, it was so sweet. "are they coming over?" ;)

Charmed said...

Good choice with the is not there worry.

I just wish my ex-husband understood that!!

You are a good mommy, hang in there, it will work out.

the RaMbLeR said...

You ROCK and are an awesome mom and strong woman! Something better will come your way!