Yesterday, I lost my job–and, somewhat to my surprise, the whole blogosphere heard about it.
Here’s how my life has shifted in one day:
2 PM, Tuesday–finishing lunch with a large group of co-workers before we all peel off in different directions. Biggest issues are I have no computer and no personal cell phone. Gotta fix that.
2 PM, Wednesday–Typing this on the blog before heading out to see a very entrepenurial friend with several great projects under his belt; buying that phone/device before heading to Y to give back the old one.Â
Tuesday: Freaked out, but acknowledging the chance to use this situation to create something new and good(while mourning security, loss of paycheck and end of time at Y). Lots of people offering to talk/helping. Accepting with gratitude. Feeling rotten and resilent at the same time.
Wednesday: Computer hooked up, printer ready to go, home office dusted off; starting to think about what’s next in terms of both making an impact and paying the bills. Talks with two folks agreeing we’ll talk more, not able to get everything done quickly enough that I thought I’d be able to do today. Â Hopeful the new phone, when I get it, transitions to my old number fairly quickly; if not, no one will be able to reach me.
Clearly, I’ve begun to move on. What B en Clements called the second stage of (job loss) grief–acceptance, integration.
Susan says: I’m thinking about doing a series of posts–here or on another blog–about the experience of moving from a big corporate company into consultant/entrepeneur and perhaps job-seeker mode. Â What do you all think? Worth doing? Interesting? Or…ho-hum, don’t bother? comments, please
(Note: For all you folks with the great take a vacation wishes–I will, eventually–I plan to focu instead on some social lunches and time at the gym as that opportunity to recharge.)