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Upset my job is gone, but then again...

October 29th, 2008 at 06:06 pm

Well, I am a few days away from the end of my biggest and most lucrative freelance contract for the year, and I am a bit nervous that I don't have anything lined up. I have tried to put some ideas and feelers out there, but I don't have any bites yet. I was really upset about this over the weekend, but I think I have come to a sort of decision to help me work through the anxiety.

The last three years have been a whirlwind. After the hurricane we were on super auto pilot as far as getting jobs and a house and cleaning up our financial New Orleans mess. I guess you could say we were in financial survival mode. Then, in the past two years I had the long illnesses ad deaths of my grandmother, grandfather, and my own dad just this past July. Then, of course, the birth of our own baby Bean 6 months ago. it's been just a whirlwind for three straight years, and I've done everything I could for my family and to make sure we didn't go over a cliff financially.

The point? Well, I was stressing out about not having worked lined up and I started to think that maybe that was a blessing. Maybe it's time I had some down time, and started taking care of myself. Find a yoga class, do a juice cleanse to clear out any junk in my body, and maybe just BE, here and now.

So yes, Now I am finally looking forward to my time off and the end of this gig. The work will come. it will work out. But first, it's time I attended to some of my own needs for the first time in three years, and started tending to my health and well-being a bit.

7 Responses to “Upset my job is gone, but then again...”

  1. Broken Arrow Says:

    Wow. Here's hoping to something coming up for you soon!

  2. Petunia Says:

    Sounds like a little breather will do you good.

  3. mom-sense Says:


    Enjoy your time off in between gigs!

  4. Dawn Says:

    Also, this gives you the chance to figure out what you want your next steps to be. Taking a breather might be just what you need to refocus or build your energy up to tackle the next project.

  5. MileHighGirl Says:

    It sounds like you've got a great attitude about things. You've got to take things as they come, and enjoy your downtime. You'll be knee-deep in work again soon before you know it!

  6. monkeymama Says:

    I am wondering how much down time you truly have with the baby bean anyway? Wink
    But if you are truly having down time, well, sounds like you are well deserving of a break!

  7. thriftorama Says:

    The MIL has been in town taking care of the bean while I have been working. I am looking forward to spending time alone with him again. Plus, now that he can play more by himself, it's MUCH easier. So, I will get a bit of downtime...

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