Just a quick word to let you know what's going on with me right now. I lost my job of 24 years this week. There just wasn't enough work for them to keep me on. But I'm fine - my former employer has taken care of me pretty well in the financial department so any immediate needs are met and then some. Actually, this is something I've had people praying to happen for me for some time now.
It's been a real struggle lately to get myself motivated enough to go into the office. I had a 62 mile round trip commute 5 days a week, involving the worst part of the Columbus, Ohio outerbelt and the traffic was really grinding on my nerves. Then, after fighting the traffic to get there, the job caused even more stress for various reasons.
Combine that with the stress of caring for parents in their mid 70's - that's a lot of stress. Now, I can be here for them everyday and help them out with whatever they need and not have to worry about what's going on at home while I'm oblivious halfway across the city. It's one reason I moved back in with them several years ago. Well, that and the financial advantages, which is also one reason why this isn't as hard on me as I'm sure it is for the others who also lost their jobs on Monday.
But it is going to take some time to get acclimated to my new life.
I realized this is just like any other loss and I need time to grieve. This job had been a part of my life for the last 24 years. I've been working full time since I graduated high school. Yeah, going to be a big change for me. At least now I can concentrate on doing what I love and, hopefully, soon see some financial reward for it.
I do have a plan in place - have had for some time now but it will take some more time to get it really going for me. I'm a full time writer now. Just not a paid one - yet. You will soon see ads on this blog, which will definitely help.
Until I have some regular income again, this blog will become more of a nail art blog with fewer new things being spotlighted - unless I land some swatcher gigs. There are a couple of collections, though, that I still intend to buy but after that, new stuff will be hit and miss. I am looking forward to doing more nail art now that I have the time. Especially with the holodays coming up. Oh, did I spell that wrong?
Thanks for continuing to follow me and definitely stay tuned. There will be plenty more to come.