I just went home, curled up into a fetal position for two days trying to figure out – mind my language – what the f*ck are we doing to do! I felt like a worthless piece of crap.
Now, if only the sick joke stopped there. Unfortunately, my husband was laid off from his company on Monday. It’s as if we’re getting a double whammy of fate here.
Believe me – we’ve gone through all the emotions. Shock, anger, fear, and now resignation. We’re so numb from the various emotions washing over us that we just blankly stare at each other. We make sarcastic jokes about what we’re going to do. Even the prospect of losing our home, health or sanity seems funny to us right now. I mean, when you’re in survival mode – everything seems funny. What else can be worse, right?
I take comfort in the positive response I’ve received from former colleagues, friends, and others in the industry. It reassures me that I’m not a worthless piece of crap. People valued my work. They’re willing to vouch for it.
I am genuinely moved by the outpouring of response to help forward my resume around, to provide a reference, or just to listen to me air out out my fears.
No matter how uncertain the future is, I do know that with my husband – the love of my life – family and friends, we will get past the current rough patch.
As a way to stay sane, I will be writing a blog titled Survival Mode. It’s one of the ways to stay sane during this insane time.
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