I wanted to take a moment and thank you guys for hanging in there with me. It's been a freaking roller coaster of a month, and the lows are much lower than I am accustomed to. I never thought in a million years I would ever be in this situation, and surprises (especially negative ones) are never easy to digest.
There are things I want to write about - but I am having a hard time getting there. I know I could just pull a disappearing act for a few days, but honestly - I like jotting my morning thoughts down.
Happy Labor Day ~ I almost forgot it was a holiday, until I actually heard someone mention it on TV last night. How crazy is that? I am constantly having to look at my calendar to remember what day it is. "Oh the joys of unemployment."
It looks more and more dismal when I open my Bloomberg's Business Week magazine. Banks crumbling, worse job loss and salaries since WWII, just bad bad bad economy. Then there is me - qualified, educated, tons of experience.. just knocking on doors.
(Insert a hint of sarcasm) ~ My favorite thing to hear now is, "You did such a good job. But we hired someone with just a little more experience." Two of the interviews I had in the past 4 months (even before my job loss,) that's what happened. Seriously? I'm almost 40, and I have remained in my field since I graduated from college.... when do you ever have enough experience?
Two more interviews to go and it is a shot in the dark. I have said over and over that I wanted to get through this week before I begin my job search again. Too many irons in the pot - or whatever you call it.
So the answer is - Nope, I am not landing on my feet right now. I am stumbling and falling. Nope, no door has opened, no window is clean enough to see out.
I don't have a back up plan. There is no back up plan. I was told by someone very close to me that no one is going to support me, that I am on my own. Yeah - that hurt.
I can write. I can talk. I can tell stories with pictures - moving pictures to be exact.
There's not much need for someone like me.
Yeah.. I know.. I am whiney today. ;-)