Friday, April 17, 2009

I was right

I love it when I am right . . . but not this time.

I was laid off today. It is pretty weird. When you have been with a company for over 10 years, I have spent almost 1/3 of my life working there. I new it was coming and I still cried, dang it!!!

I have had the privilege of working with a good group of people, this place has been good to me. I will miss it.

I have freaked out, we are not in the best of financial situations, some debt, and my husband took a pretty significant pay cut a year ago so he could spend more time with the family. Have I mentioned that I married a good man.

Ever since I was a little girl I wanted to be a stay at home mom, not sure if this is an option now. but with 2 months severance we can try it out. I have also wanted to be a nurse so maybe school. Tons of crazy thoughts running through my head. Something WILL work, so now I need some clarity and direction. And a DEEP BREATH.

Thanks for listening


Jolene and Dan Powell said...

Here are lots of hugs to your situation! I am so sorry. Try to remember that closed doors always lead to new open doors! I know it's hard right now though, I can't even imagine. I am waiting for LoA/LOC right now, and people tell me it's OK, hang in there it will be fine, but it's really hard. I hope today finds you in a better place.

Proud Parents of Halainah Grace said...

Oh Amy,
I am so sorry. And it's so weird because we have so many things in common. I was laid off last June from my company after 10 years. At first, I cried and freaked out. Same thing with us, debt, husband took a pay cut to change careers and not enough income for me to be a stay at home mom. But God is good and somehow you find a way to survive. I am thankful right now for so many unemployment extensions but not loving the fact that it is really hard to find another job. Hang in there, I truly believe that things happen for a reason. We may not know what that reason is right away, but you will.
Sending you a bunch of hugs,