Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I have been deleted, well my job anyways

As of Nov 30 my job will be deleted, sigh...I saw it coming 3 years ago so I'm not surprised but it's a little shocking because unless I get another job right away, there will be no paycheck on Dec 15, very weird for me, I have not been without a paycheck for years so this is a little foreign.

I will soon join the hundred of thousands of unemployed Canadians as well as the millions of unemployed the world over. I'm still trying to get my ahead around it..unemployed..

So now what to do? I know I'm better equipped than many folks, I don't have a huge overhead and I know how to do lots of jobs myself. I don't have to totally depend on others for my well being but I still need some money.

But where to get that money??? Change profession altogether? Stick with what I know? Start a new business?

A few things I do know. I don't want a "downtown" career, I don't want to get dressed up and I don't want to wear makeup. I mean...I wore socks with sandals for the first time yesterday, a small dream of mine and I'm not giving that up.

So my life takes a new path and I fully embrace it. I'm excited about the future and look forward to the new challenges that this new path will bring. It won't be easy but it will be exciting.

The sun is out, just like the weatherman predicted, the air is crisp, my yard beckons me and I can't wait to get out there and get some dirt under my fingernails. My worries and problems seem to disappear and solutions seem so clear when I'm out in the garden.

Today is a great day full of promise, with infinite possibilities and change is in the air.


David said...

Hi Margaret,

Best of luck adapting to the new world of unemployment. It looks as though plenty of good qualified people are starting to really struggle to find work these days. Somehow we need to find ways to make the local economy start working -- in the sense of providing decent jobs for people.

Powell River Books said...

When I read your post I immediately thought of the job posted by the local Pebble in the Pond project just a week ago, but I looked at the Career Links website and it seems to be already gone. I am sure you will find something that fits you. - Margy

The Hobbit said...

With an attitude like yours I can't believe the perfect fit isn't waiting just for such a person as you. And so a new journey begins...........

scrappy quilter said...

I'm sorry to hear this. Best wishes as you start another journey. I always find when one door closes another one opens. Hugs..

Hear Mum Roar said...

I think you'll be just fine:) Bury yourself in all the things at home you love and are good at. As for the rest of it, you don't have to have all the answers today