Day 1 - Unemployment.
It's interesting the things we go through in life. I'm certainly not alone in the world right now. Everyone knows we've got a 16 year high in unemployment - and it's hitting people everywhere. But this is me and my life - so that 16 year high becomes a bit more personal.
The truth is, I feel like I handled the first day of transition rather well. I don't have anger in me...this is no one's fault. I don't feel bad for myself...that does nothing but waste time. I'm reaching out to people and trying to figure out how I can take this challenge to a better place...how I can make this situation work for me.
I filed for unemployment immediately. Then I did something else...I took out my resume and started writing...and I made contact with the people I know. I've had great response...and it gives me hope that no matter what happens I'll be okay.
So, I guess thats the mindset I'm adopting permanently. Whatever happens, I will be ok.
I think it helps that I love people. I love the people I know. I have a sense of being able to count on the people around me. I trust that I give my best in return.
Mean spirited behavior does nothing but burn bridges, and end friendships, and take for granted the positives that exist everywhere.
So here's to today. Resume writing. Making connections. And keeping my chin high in the air.
Yogi teabag quote of the day: "To learn, read. To know, write. To master, teach."
I'm going to try to do a little of each today!