Monday, November 30, 2009

A Door Closes....

Well its official - those of you who have contact with me on Facebook already know, but I have lost my job. It's been a bittersweet week, as this job loss was completely unexpected. Well, I mean, hindsight is 20/20, and looking back perhaps there were signs.... but it hit me fast and hard.

Perhaps that's a blessing.

All in all, though, I have reached another milestone in my life. My first "firing." OK technically I didn't get fired, I was given the option to resign. Which when I look back maybe I shouldn't have done. Maybe I should have made them fire me? Believe it or not, there are perks to being fired! Who knew? All I knew was that being fired sounded like the greatest of evils and I wanted to avoid it at all costs. So I resigned.

And since resigning I've had the best week I can remember in the past 2 years, vacations not included.

I've tucked my kids into bed every night. Smoothed the hair from their foreheads, and kissed their soft, chubby cheeks. I've refereed their arguments. I've read them stories. I've cooked! Full meals, and even dessert!! I'm rediscovering my inner domestic goddess.

Sundays are free of the "I've got to fly today" blues. I'm sleeping in a bed with my husband again. OK that's not all its cracked up to be: I have to fight for the covers and put up with his, ahem... odors. So a King Size Bed is probably in our near future, since LuLu tends to sneak in at night and she's the human equivalent of a baby squid, wrapping her limbs around the nearest body part - usually my head.

Oh sure, I'm losing the company's property: the car, the laptop, the printer.

The BlackBerry. Sweet Jesus, not the BlackBerry!!!

Aside from the money, that's the only thing I'll shed a tear over.

A door has closed. You know what that means, right?

(~looks around for the one that's opening~)


jjdebenedictis said...

It's great you're keeping a positive attitude; I hope the experience continues being a blessing in disguise.

Whirlochre said...

In the short term, it's not good news, but I know from your many posts that the travelling has been a big issue for you.

When you're planning your next Mom-in-Scrubs assignment, you can factor this into your decision and hopefully get a better deal — for yourself and all Scrublings.

Meanwhile — enjoy the run-up to Christmas with the fam.

Monnik said...

I know it must be hard, but you've got a great perspective on it.

Call me when you feel up to it. Or email, or whatever.

Love you!

writtenwyrdd said...

Congratulations on NEW OPPORTUNITIES. Sorry for the shock and all that goes with it. I've been blindsided like that twice--both times after coming back from a week of vacation. Really nice to do that to someone, isn't it?

Travis Erwin said...

Hate to hear this, but wishing you lots of luck. Sounds like you have the right attitude.