Friday, July 29, 2011

This too shall pass

When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

I won't skirt around the issue, I got some bad news about 4 hours ago - I lost my job.

Yep, good old fashioned - got let go.

There is no use sugar coating it, it's what happened. I saw it coming.. b/c let's be honest - no one that works where I worked lasts too long, unless you are at a management level.

It's okay.

Really it is.

Wait.. I think I am going into P.R. mode... I am spinning it to make it look like it is a good thing. To be perfectly honest with you, I feel the way I have felt when someone tells me a loved one has died, or an old boy friend was breaking up with me...

Like your world is falling apart.. but my mind will not let me go there.

I can't even get a good cry out.

That's just how I react.  I sort of go into solutions mode.. so much so that I had 3 people within the hour offer to help me out, or introduce me to someone who might be hiring. As I was driving home from work, I called home - and it had barely been 10 minutes, my sister started asking about jobs for me. I told her, laughing - it's only been 10 minutes.

Which sort of made me laugh, because they know how I am. Solutions mode.

I know without a doubt this is a good thing in the long run. It is. I have said on numerous occasions I felt stuck. God has a way of answering prayers.

Don't feel sorry for me, but I would ask for people to pray for an answer, because at the end of the day - I have to pay for my home and car and have food to eat.  Also, if you know of a job - anywhere in the world (yes, I said world) - that I might be suited for - let me know. I might even be so bold as paste my resume on here one day. ;-)

I am not going to panic yet.

But I might sleep for a few days. ;-)

11 comments:

Tamika D. said...

Praying for you...I know you will find something VERY soon! Like I always say: Things happen for a reason, both good and what we perceive to be bad!

Tamika D. said...

Praying for you...I know you will find something VERY soon! Like I always say: Things happen for a reason, both good and what we perceive to be bad!

Dizzy C said...

Sorry to hear your bad news.

There must be something good around the corner. :)

carol

scrapwordsmom said...

I am sending good thoughts your way, Nicole and here's hoping you will find one soon. What exactly do you do again? We have a major university here with a sweet Mass Communications dept. Don't you do something like that?

Nicole said...

I have a degree in Broadcast Journalism. I have worked as a TV News Producer, Marketing/Promotions Producer, and Communications Director (Media Relations/Public Relations.)

javacia said...

Nicole, I am so sorry to hear this. I will be praying for you and passing along any opportunities I hear about. Hang in there!

javacia said...

Here's a position open at my husband's company:

http://www.luckie.com/luckie-frame/?url=http%3A//luckierethinktank.com/2011/06/luckie-is-hiring-director-of-brand-planning-and-pr-account-executive/&src=http%3A//www.luckie.com/careers/

Laura said...

Nicole - I have been there, and I know exactly what you are going through. I am sending good thoughts your way -- you will land on your feet somewhere, for sure, and it will be bigger and better.

Yenta Mary said...

Oh, Nicole -- you'd written cryptically of changes and stressors, but this still seems SO sudden!!! I am so, so sorry that this is how your week ended. You're right -- God does have plans, and something fascinating and exciting awaits you, I'm sure! But the stress and the worry in the interim, though ... sigh. Please know that you're in my thoughts and prayers and heart ....

Leanne said...

Oh, my dear dear friend . . . I'm at a loss for words right now (and that rarely happens). I'm here - for a talk, a cry, or whatever you might need. If I can do anything (like, go into business with you for example, please let me know.)

S***ty day, my dear. But trust me, this too shall pass. I've got first hand knowledge at that. And it's true.

Shermika said...

I heard about the news earlier. I will be praying for you and of course, I know great things are coming your way! I'll be sure to keep an eye out for you. Keep your spirits HIGH!

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