Well, after 9 years of working at the same company, last week me (and a number of others) have been “temporarily” laid off. It’s hard writing about this in my very public, personal blog, because I don’t want anyone to either feel bad for me or look down on me. I think I did a good job while I was there, and I’m certainly in a better position now than most others in the laid-off situation. As in, I have my savings, I’ll be collecting EI, selling my house and starting a new path in life. Maybe I’ll be hired back there, maybe I won’t. I just don’t think it’s a good idea to sit around and see if that happens watching the numbers in my bank account dwindle.
So really, it’s not entirely a negative thing. I feel a little more free to rest a bit, which I badly needed, and think about stuff that I’ve been wanting to do for a very long time. I have an amazing support network and I’ve still got a lot of life left in me.
I know I haven’t updated this blog in a while but I’m going to try to keep up to date. Hopefully I’ll get back to my personal art and photography, but if anyone is looking for that, I’d advise them not to hold their breaths. :D Be prepared for rambling, bike, home-deco and vegetarian cookbook spams. W00t!