Well, I’ll cut right to the chase. I lost my job today. It’s a long drawn out story and I really don’t want to talk about it, but suffice it to say that the name “Two Working Parents” is no longer accurate.
I don’t think it’s really hit home yet. In all honesty, I am a bit relieved. I’ve known it was coming for a while now, and I’m glad that I what’s done is done and I can move on. I did take some time today to cry, but once I did, I felt a lot better about the whole thing. There are parts of my day that were painful (telling the kids being the most painful), and parts that were surprising (getting an unexpected, yet supportive call from a coworker). Tomorrow, I will either wake up with a terrible sense of dread or an amazing feeling of freedom. I’m leaning toward freedom. Freedom to make some changes in my life that I’ve wanted to make for a long time.
Some of you may be wondering what happened to One Job Hunting Mom. I’ve put that blog on hold for the time being so that I can sort some things out and decide what I want it to be…or if I want it to be. I will not go into details about why I have made this decision, but please know that even if I choose to delete it, I will continue to post updates on my search on this site.
Also, while I am going to continue to pursue full time employment, I am also going to be starting my own business, which is something that I’ve wanted to do for a long time. I am meeting with the Small Business Development Center on Monday, and once I get some ducks in a row, I will give you all the 411.
In the meantime, I’m going to enjoy some time with the kids, get my house clean (because, WOW, what happened?), and generally try to see the positive side of this situation. I appreciate any kind words (and job leads!) you might have for me, so leave some comments!