Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Opening Doors

Yesterday I was unceremoniously laid off. Yet another casualty of the banking/auto industry.

Ironic, since this was the first, and most probably last time George W and I have had or will ever have anything in common.
Working as an indirect lender "Rep" for the auto industry during this shit-storm of an economy has proven to be a recipe for disaster.

But honestly, I am not upset. A little shocked, but definitely not surprised, if that makes any sense. Most importantly, it was time. I needed a push and I got one, complete with three months pay and benefits.

A friend of mine said something that gave me pause, "Your job does not define who you are-It's just a means to provide." I thought about this and realized that he is right, my job that I had did not define me, but maybe the job I am seeking needs to. I would love to find something that I am passionate about. An opportunity where I can use my writing and creative abilities to do something that I love that will in turn allow me to provide for myself.

Thankfully I have time. Time to do some soul searching and time to figure some things out. Another friend of mine who was recently laid of wrote me "Embrace your unemployment!" Which is what I fully intend on doing...I just wish I could embrace it in July instead of February. Typical.

So, here's to a new beginning! Here's to discovering more about who I am, learning how I can bring myself into my career and create a path that will be both rewarding and exciting. Here's to my future-Today is a new day and tomorrow will be even better.


m.a. said...

Congratulations. You'll have to keep me informed about what's going on with you. I think that you are going to do something fantastic. :)

mysterygirl! said...

Good luck, Jenni! I hope that something fantastic is up next for you.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Congrats on getting laid! Off.

I'm sure something good will come of it, just like you say. Sometimes that can be an eye opener and open new doors, and I hope that's the case for you.

: )

slyght said...

i hear you about needing a push, but i doubt the oil & gas industry will be laying off anytime soon with their record earnings. i'm STUCK!!! good luck in finding your next fulfilling feat.

nellieboo said...

GL girl!!! Hope you find what you're looking for, and like you said at least you have some time. And I'm glad to see you're still alive :)

Bud said...

Jenni, I'm sorry but happy that you're approaching it the way you are. That's why I like you so much. You are definitely my kind of person. I'd tell you to come to Florida and find a job but everything is in the toilet here too. Our republican congressman, however, does own about five car lots. It'll be fun to watch him vote. Good luck and keep us posted, Jenni!

flea said...

YAY (well not really considering...) but sometimes we need that push and i'm so in your same boat (unemployed) and i agree it would be much better if it were july but i'm going on 2 months and finally coming to terms with it and it's not so bad. that window or door will open eventually and we can fly thru it when it does

~good luck and chin up~

Liberal Banana said...

Laid off on a Tuesday? Random! Anyway, good luck! I can't wait to hear what you come up with...

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