Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Exactly a week ago today, I lost my job...the job that I have been working at for over 3 years now...the job that was the first one in my field of study that I got right before graduation...the job that I started as a college intern at. It's so strange to just wake up & go about my day & it just doesn't include going to work anymore. To be there one day, working as usual & then to just never go back after that day. I'm still feeling a little discombobulated...I'm not entirely sure that it's really sunk in yet. I still get the urge to set my alarm clock or to put gas in my car as if I'm going to be needing either for work in the morning.

I can't honestly say that I'm exactly "sad" about this change though. I've been on the job-search for almost a year now...just haven't really put 100% effort into it I guess. I revamped my resume, made sure to get out to lots of clients' homes to take pictures of my design work for my portfolio, & developed a mile-long list of places I'd love to apply for a new job at. But I don't think I'm quite ready to jump into it with both feet just yet. I kind of like being home, being a housewife, being free to accept plans at any time & do whatever my mood suggests. I think I'm going to take more time off before I really venture out into the workforce again.

In the meantime, I plan to spend lots of quality time with my husband, my parents, my brothers, my baby nephew, my in-laws & my friends. I plan to live in the moment & go almost anywhere that I'm invited to go, do as much as I possibly can do on a daily basis & just really let myself enjoy life before I get dragged back into the monotonous routine of everyday work life. Maybe after all of this, then I will be ready for new beginnings. Wish me luck! ( :


Sarah Hadley said...

Wow! What a fun new adventure and season of life. I think your plans to do as much as you can and go with the flow is so good. Enjoy!

Looking Best for the Dress said...

Hi. I stumbled upon your blog and can totally relate to you! I lost my job 2 weeks ago today. Budget cuts and such. I was sad for a day or two but I'm excited to see where God will guide me next! You're right - the time off is quite nice! Good luck to you on your job search!

Oh, on another note - I started a new blog to document my weight loss journey. Since I want to be brutally honest, I've kept it anonymous - therefore can't invite my friends to read it. I'm looking for some followers so I have a little support in this. Check out my blog if you'd like! :)