The layoff has really hit me hard, so I might not be blogging as often as usual. I keep hearing, "You'll find something in no time!" from people, and while I appreciate their support and encouragement, I have to wonder if they're living under a rock. This is the highest unemployment rate and worst economy in 60 years, hence my layoff. And devoting four years of my life to a company I loved wholeheartedly is not something I will get over in a week or even a month. The whole realization hits me in bits, so this will be a long grieving process.
I filed for unemployment, cleaned up my resume, and had it sent out the day after I got laid off. I was operating on auto pilot. By the grace of God, when I contacted my freelance company, they had a small proofreading project they needed completed. And a resume I sent to a company downtown in Baltimore called and wanted me to take an edit test for a short, five-week copyediting assignment. I drove down the same day they called and am hoping they'll call w/good news in the next few days. It's certainly not ideal, but it would buy me some time.
My dumb computer is on its last leg, and it's making life more difficult. I am trying to apply online for an assitant copyeditor position and the page won't load correctly. There are definitely those moments I feel like I can't win.
I am taking myself out of the blogging arena because if I don't, my blogs will all resemble this one for a long time, and I'm sure people won't understand why I continue to mourn and not move on. I realize that I am by far luckier than so many people in this world, but a few turns my life has taken have been hard on me, and putting on my Polly Positive face right now isn't the easiest thing. So I'm just going day to day. Hope to be back soon with a new game plan. Until then, take care.