I have known for 6 months now my job would be ending. In those 6 months I have gone through a wide range of emotions from denial to pure sadness. For 18 years I have worked in the same group in some capacity, and in less than 2 weeks from now that will all come to an end. When I dwell on it too long I definitely find I need a Kleenex. It’s just hard to imagine not wearing a badge, docking my laptop at my desk, and spending 8 1/2 hours in my ergonomically correct chair working on circuits and answering questions related to my job knowledge.
My plan is to just take some time off. I have my resume updated, although it just does not feel complete to me. This is the plan anyway, but people tell me I will not last 4 months “sitting around the house”. But I won’t be just sitting. I’m not sure they understand that even though I tell them I want to focus on me, and work on my mosaics. I want to do something I truly enjoy where my biggest concern with my mosaics is slicing my finger open (nothing a Band-Aid can’t fix). My biggest concern with my current job is having a customer go down, and not being able to fix the situation quickly. It can be quite stressful at times.
So probably you will be reading a lot about this in my blogs…how I’m coping with the loss of my job, and how I’m feeling from day-to-day. We’ll see how this goes!