Tuesday, September 1, 2009

IT IS WHAT IT IS

So everyone is tired of hearing me say this.... it is what it is....but this is how I have coped with my latest news. I lost my job on Aug 6th. They eliminated my position, down sized or whatever it is called, but the bottom line is I'm out of a job! After 8 years and two months it was a shock. I know lots of others in various departments have been let go, but just was not expecting it in my position. Can't say for sure why me and not someone else, but... it is what it is. Carter has been such a wonderful partner and giving me great comfort and support. Devastated is the word for how I felt (and sometimes still feel) but as time goes on I'm healing. I got a months severance pay and I do qualify for unemployment so I am not in a HUGE PANIC about money at the moment. I am glad I am in such a good financial situation, no debt except for the house and I've got to have someplace to live...LOL. The sad thing is I loved my job!! I miss my co-workers in Atlanta and California. I have heard from many and they have been shocked and sad to see me go. I hope to remain in touch with several who have become good friends over the years.

So where do I go from here? Good question. Not sure right now. Taking some time to heal and then I will start looking for a job. It is very scary in this economy and with my age (let's face it being 59 is a factor). So I will just take a step at a time, a day at a time. My family and friends have been supportive and loving so I am blessed. I know there is a reason and one of these days i'll be shown it, but for now... well... IT IS WHAT IT IS.....

3 comments:

Monica said...

I am so sorry to hear this!!! it is VERY hard out there right now but you will find something!!!

Dawn said...

Glad you came by. Hope you've had some luck looking for a job. If not I hope you're enjoying some time to relax!
Best wishes
Dawn

Dogmom Diva said...

Linda, thanks for stopping by my blog and I am very sorry about losing your job...geez it's tough right now, they keep saying its getting better but I don't see it.

Hang in there, sounds like you are very blessed in many ways..
Barb