Today I was laid off. I wish I could muster up some appropriate emotion, but as it stands I can only feel the immense weight off my shoulders. For a long time I’ve wanted to hit the reset button on my career. Do something I actually want to do. Work with passionate people doing important things.
Or maybe I need a job just pushing the button in front of me. And then when the day is done I simply stop and not think about that button until the next day.
Or maybe I need to hit the lottery? For now I have time to do some things. I’m going to breathe. I’m going to get some things done. And I’m going to find a job that works for me better than the last one did.
I feel for my co-workers that were taken by surprised and for who this will be a burden. We’re all going to end up in good places – this is just part of the process.
Tomorrow’s a new day and for the first time in a long time, there’s nothing to dread about it.