>Yesterday I was fired.

This is ironic for so many reasons:

  • I was wondering what I would write about for 30 days. Now I have fodder aplenty!
  • I had decided to go on a spending fast for 30 days. Now, it is a mandatory spending freeze (but I was prepared!!)
  • Plans are in the works for a second blog, and I was wondering when I would find time to work on it. And here, handed to me on a platter, is time.
  • 30 days of thanks – I had signed up for this as a blogging theme in November….

This last one, I think, is less ironic than it seems. Now I realize so much more what I have to be thankful for. And, honestly, I’m thankful for the firing. Many of you will recall the echoes of “professional crisis” in recent posts; obviously this was not an entire surprise. I’ve been unhappy for a long time.

I’ve been wanting to step out in an entirely different direction – it’s hard when you have a decent-paying regular job and the safety of security and routine. Now I’m thrust out where there are no limits, and I can go in any direction I please.

Heck, I even get two weeks paid without even working!

But it still sucks, too. My pride is smarting. I wonder what people will think of me. I’m worried about finances. I’m wishing we had invested in a laptop so I’d have some ability to work outside of home, where Olive will want my attention every five seconds even when Daddy is watching her. I suddenly think lottery tickets might be a wise investment, and I’m entering myself in radio contests to win money.

But I seem to remember lately praying for a way to work on my humility and character, and to start over.

Note to self: be careful what you ask for.

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  1. >I predict great things in your future. It always gets me how places find this to be the time of year to let people go. Just in time for the holidays. It has happened to more people I know. You have a great outlook. Gratitude. I can think of no better plan…

  2. >Hey there. I’m so sorry to hear this. That sucks. I agree with the previous commenter – hubby was laid off TWO weeks before Christmas. Precisely 14 days. Most corporations seems to care only one thing – their bottom line.Don’t worry about what others think. Truth be told, most people are very absorbed in their own lives. I know from personal experiences..Take some time to think which direction you’d like to take. Go with your gut feeling. The road will straighten as you travel, or something like that. 🙂

  3. >Oh that sucks! Not losing the job because it sounds like it was the wrong place for you but it sucks when these huge events happen on someone else’s terms.Not sure what you do but I have some “connections” if you want to email me – it might be temp work of more (depending on what you do/want to do) but feel free to reach out. In the meantime, enjoy the time off. That is always a small blessing.

  4. >Gratitude is a wonderful way to move through life’s transitions…especially when they can be so scary! You always get what you ask for don’t you? I find though that it comes in a package I did not expect…enjoy finding a new direction for yourself!

  5. >I’m a little late offering my sympathy and support but you have both. With an attitude (and talent) like yours, I’m sure good things will come to you soon.

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