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Thanksgiving

Monday, November 19, 2007

Friday was my last day at work after 30 years of working at the same place. It was HARD! Waking up today( a work day) with no place to go was very difficult.

Despite feeling as if the rug has been pulled out from under me, I still have a lot to be thankful for. I'm going to list them here because I need to see it in writing lest I get into the pity party mode.

I am thankful for having had a job for 30 years
I am thankful for getting such a generous severance
I am thankful I will have the time to rest and then will have the freedom to be discriminating as to which job I take.

I am thankful to be in fairly good health.
I am thankful to have a wonderful husband, daughter and son in law
I am thankful for the house we live in and the food we eat.
I am thankful for the church we recently found and intend to join.

I am thankful to have lost 17 lbs and regained 5. THAT will teach me to get cocky! :)

I am thankful we will spend Thanksgiving with people we love.

I am thankful my husband took vacation right after I got laid off. That helped a LOT! He is so loving.

I am thankful for my team mates. Their support and caring has been invaluable.

I am thankful for my loving husband and daughter. My daughter suddenly has grown up and thinks of my needs.

I am thankful this layoff did not come while my husband was away in Iraq. Oh boy, that would have been too much.


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Today is the 4th day since the layoff. Two of those days were weekend days. Monday just felt like vacation. I thought I was handling things pretty well but then today rolled around and it's definitely feeling more like I have been cut loose with no place to go. I woke up crying today and have been fighting tears since then. We are leaving town today to visit family for thanksgiving so I hope to hold it together. There will plenty of time later to let go. PLENTY










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MASLIN 11/21/2007 4:27PM

    I am so sorry. I can only imagine how you are feeling. Your husband is wonderful to take time off to be with you and your daughter sounds so caring. I don't know if I should say this but have you thought of all the new opportunities you have now? You could go back to school, you could start a new business. Right now, the world is at your fingertips.

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