Seriously, I do, and while sometimes I can do it quite gracefully, usually it’s unexpected, disorienting and it hurts. All of the sudden I’m on the ground wondering how exactly I got there.
It’s a feeling I had about three months ago when I had the rug pulled out from under me. I had a good job that I loved for almost six years, and then all those buzzwords you hear so much about came into my life. A new CEO. Corporate Restructuring. Layoffs.
For the first time since I was in school, I found myself unemployed. I was disoriented but also relieved to be free of the constant stress I had worked under for quite some time. I found myself spending time with my family, and seeing friends and colleagues I hadn’t had the time to see in months, sometimes years. I started reconnecting with professional and social groups that I had joined but not really become a part of thanks to my busy schedule.
The bottom line? There’s a life out here, and it’s one I want to live. For a long time I had moments of anger and terror, wondering if this change had somehow ruined my and my family’s lives. What if that was it and I never make another cent? What if my career is over? Then I had a moment of revelation. That’s not my story. And I’m not going to let that be my story.
So I’ve decided on my next step, and I’m over-the-moon excited about it! I hope you’ll join me on my journey as I turn that rug into a magic carpet. Stay tuned…