Broken Journey Into Unemployment (Post 1)

Yesterday marked my last day of being employed (for now).  I could spin it in either a positive light, or make it look like a miserable sad state.  Let me illustrate:

(miserable sad state)  After packing up my 18 years worth of belongings from my dimly lit little cube, and using up half a box of Kleenex in the process, I drove home cursing and crying.  I probably looked like a mad woman with tears streaming down my face and obscenities flowing effortlessly from my mouth.  I then proceeded to make a pathetic ham sandwich for lunch, lay on my couch curled up in a ball, and watched Pride and Prejudice (BBC version, not the movie version) until I was put out of my misery for a short while when I fell asleep.

Now that just sounds completely negative doesn’t it?

(positive light)  After packing up my 18 years worth of belongings from my home-away-from-home cube, I drove home laughing and reminiscing about my time at said company .  I probably looked like a cheerful gal with laughter echoing from my car through the open sunroof and windows.  I then proceeded to make a delectable ham sandwich for lunch, lounge around on my couch, and watched Pride and Prejudice (BBC version, not the movie version) until I was lulled to sleep by the British lilt and dreamy characters.

While this second version is completely positive, we all know it is very unrealistic.  So where do I sit in this story?  I guess I sit somewhere in the middle, but leaning a bit to the negative side of things.  I was not spouting obscenities, but there were tears.  There was no laughter echoing from my car because the  windows were not down and the sunroof was not opened because it was a rainy day.  I also did get comfy on my couch, but I was not a miserable little ball…more like a numb log if you will.

Today starts a new day on this journey.  Let’s just see where this ride goes.

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