In case you missed the tweet over the weekend, I find myself faced with unemployment once again.
Been four years and change since I last had that hurdle placed in front of me. No easier now than it was then. I think it may actually be harder this time around, because of those four years going to the same place and working every day with some truly fantastic people.
I have not blogged much about my job, and that’s on purpose. I don’t believe it’s smart to talk that much about your job online these days. You know some general stuff, like, I’m a Marketing Director in the Mortgage Industry. I think that’s enough, really.
There’s been an outpouring of support from Twitter buds and I truly appreciate that. Right now, I have 2 months to find another job, so there is that. The owner of the company was very cool and classy in that regard. I’ll continue to do a few things for him over the next two months, working from home, and will have the freedom to pursue new endeavors.
People keep asking me how I feel and that is difficult to articulate right now. It’s never easy to find yourself in this kind of situation. I guess I can best sum it up by saying I haven’t slept much since this came down Thursday/Friday. We’re in a bad economy and employers are slow to hire and there’s lots of competition for the jobs that are out there. None of that lends to a sense of calm.
The next question people as me is: What’s your plan?
Well, I don’t have one. Not yet. I have some ideas (wrote them on the whiteboard). But I need a minute. Maybe two. To decompress, to come to terms, to find that sense of center and purpose that helps us move forward.
I’m not there yet. But I will be.
Right now I want to thank everyone for their kind words, their support, and most importantly – their friendship. It means a lot to me every day to know that so many care about me, but especially in times like these.