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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Third Time's A Charm?

A few weeks ago I was laid off. Yep, second time since moving to Seattle. Apparently both times had nothing to do with me, which is a good thing as I was very clear that if it was me I would want to know so I can fix whatever it was I was doing wrong. Whew!

I've got to say though, that the second time around is great. Sure there are like no jobs at all right now, but I'm not nearly as freaked out. I always keep myself busy (maybe even busier). I have done all the necessary steps like unemployment, Cobra, headhunters, Linkedin, blah blah blah without all the legwork I had to endure the first time I was laid off over a year ago.

In fact, this time around feels more like a paid vacation. For instance, today I went to my first winery! We got the royal V.I.P. private tour thanks to Dominic's brother-in-law and I even got an uber expensive bottle from him because he's the sweetest brother-in-law ever.

And to think, with a silly little job, I wouldn't have been able to go. I wouldn't be able to go to the spa tomorrow or to do a podcast this weekend or to teach at an ad school in April or to finish a site Dominic and I have been trying to complete for over a year now or learn how to sew! I wouldn't be able to go to Deception Pass with a friend next Friday or just walk around the city when it's beautiful and sunny outside or get a friend's husband a little good luck on passing the bar gift or see a 9pm movie with Dominic ON A SUNDAY.

I'm sure one of these days my life will have to go back to normal. But for now I'm living in the moment. I'm happy and most of all, I will survive.

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Blogger Maurene said...

that was always my attitude when i was unemployed—thank God I can wake up at 10:30 and not have a plan. while i'm sorry you got laid off i'm glad you're in control and enjoying it :) plus your talented butt will attract a job soon.

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