Saturday, April 18, 2009

It's still half full

I have had a rough week. On Tuesday, I became part of a statistic. Jobless.

I liked my job...a lot. I was beyond shocked that it had happened to me, and four days later, the reality is still setting in. I have cried at least once every day. My sister in law recommended allowing myself to grieve the job loss, many have told me to take a few days to relax and regroup. I am doing both. It has gotten much better every day.

I am riding a roller coaster and heres the thing...I hate roller coasters. I don't like scary yet safe, I don't like not being in control of what is happening to me, I don't enjoy the feeling of panic even when it is quickly followed by joy and safety. I would never voluntarily hop on a roller coaster. Nope, I say enjoy the ride and then I find a shop to visit or a snack calling my name. I sit and people watch while the others enjoy the thrill of unknown moments of ups, downs, twists, and turns. Not knowing whats ahead doesn't really work for me.

Through it all though, I have continued to see my world through a glass half full. I won't lie and say that it's been half full every moment, but when all is said and done that glass is half FULL. The half full glass is a reminder that:
  • Jim is my rock. He was out of town when it all happened. When I picked him up from the airport, it all started to feel better. He reminds me it will all work out.
  • I have amazing friends.
  • Sometimes, even as an adult, all you need is to hear your dad tell you everything will be ok.
  • People that I called "friend from work", are actually just friends.
  • When you spend a Thursday morning cleaning, it leaves your weekend wide open


Heather said...

This is terrible. Like your friend told you just take the time to grieve your 'loss' and it will all get better.

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Heather said...

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ManicMandee said...

I'm sorry you lost your job!!! So be honest with us, is this gonna be a terribly hard thing for you guys? Do you have to have two incomes to get by?
Add me to your friend/support list. I hope and pray things work out for the best really soon.

Mrs. Jelly Belly said...

Oh no! I am so sorry about your job. That stinks. It is happening all around me and everyone is scared. Stay optimistic and I'm sure everything will work out okay.

Hang in there.

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