No Card... No Cake... No Goodbye Hugs...

... just a meeting in the boss's office, an empty box and an escorted walk to the door. This week, I lost my job. What the F??? Although this topic doesn't quite fit with the theme of this blog, everything Georgia, this event will change the course of her life. Mommy has to find a new job and that means a move to a new city.

It is no fun to be at the losing end of a lay off, and I probably don't have to tell many of you that corporate America quickly forgets all you've done for it when it determines you are no longer needed. All those overtime hours never clocked, all those missed dinner breaks, all those hours missed with your family, all those nine hour shifts of not sitting down for more than 10 minutes to makes sure you got the interviews or the court documents or the research or the facts or the balance or all of the above, all of the crap, all of it - when it's your time, none of it means a thing. If I've learned one thing this week, it's that to be safe in corporate America, you must be a lemming. Keep your head down, your feet shuffling forward and the silent nod of agreement at the ready. However, that will never be me. So it is that I am now job hunting.

Where it will take me and my family is yet to be seen, but I know it will be somewhere fabulous. It's a new adventure, and honestly it's one we've been ready for for quite a while. I guess this is our much-needed push. What awaits us in the future is so unknown it's pretty exciting, a new adventure somewhere (hopefully somewhere with an ocean and a beach!).

In the meantime, I will be spending A LOT of time with my little lovely:

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... who not long ago decided she just HAD to wear a sock (just one) over her pj's.

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For the record, I will not be letting her choose my attire for any job interviews I might have in the near future.

But when the most critical thing of the moment is getting one striped, colorful sock onto or off of your foot, then that's a pretty good day. No worries. Just days ahead full of innocence, wonder, smiles and fun - I can do that for a while. She makes me smile, and that's just what I need right now.

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Schnauzer girl  – (February 14, 2011 at 4:13 PM)  

I know we don't know eacher other, but I'm terribly sorry about your job. That can't be easy. Wishing you all the best in your job search!

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