Yesterday, I lost my job.
I don’t think I can put it more succinctly than that.
After nearly 3 years of working for the company, I was deemed to be “not a good fit,” and thus let go. I suspect that their reasons went a little bit deeper than that, but this really isn’t the time nor the place to talk about it. Suffice to say that I’m still upset over the decision, still somewhat in shock (though today that’s trending to apathy, which is dangerous and I need to put a stop to that before it goes too far or else I’ll be mired in it for a week or more), and I’m already on the hunt for a new job.
Ideally, this would be a fantastic time to win the lottery jackpot. Or more realistically, for me to find an awesome job that I might have otherwise overlooked had I still been working.
I’m trying to look at things positively. I’m trying to view it all one of those universal messages, the kind that says, “Better things are on the horizon.” It wouldn’t be the first time. Years back, I was fired from a part-time job, and I felt terrible about it for ages. Retrospectively, though, had I not been fired from that job, I probably wouldn’t have even applied for the job I was hired for shortly after that, which allowed my roommate and I to regain our independence and move forward out of the rut we were stuck in. Had I not lost that job, I probably would have stayed in the rut longer, and missed that chance. So these things do happen, and maybe it’s not a bad thing so much as a minor setback.
I have enough money to tide me over until the end of June. Here’s hoping I’ll have found a new job by then.
In the meantime, if anyone would like to buy something handmade from the Riality Studios Etsy store, that would be appreciated. I’ll certainly have plenty of time to work on new content for the store, new bookmark designs, and a couple of bags that I’ve had in mind, so with luck that might provide a little trickle income in the meantime. Or for those who don’t want to mess around on Etsy but who still want to purchase something, just shoot me an email and let me know and we’ll work something out.
(I’ll probably create a “For Sale” page here on the blog over the next day or so, just for easy of advertising)
That’s the selection of bookmark patterns currently that I have in stock, if anyone’s interested. The top right and bottom left are backed by black felt, the other 2 have no backing since the threads are only on one side.
I’m also hoping that the time in between jobs will help me get more reading done. I figure sticking my head in a book more often will probably help keep the apathy away, since it’s hard to think about my own troubles when I’m caught up in someone else’s fantasy or sci-fi adventures. This might mean that June and July will be more review-heavy than previous months. (Fingers crossed!)
So that’s where my life stands at the moment. In trouble, but not desperate, and it could be a crapton worse and I appreciate that immensely.
(On the very positive side, at least I’m guaranteed to have my birthday off this weekend, and I now don’t have to worry about switching any shifts around when I go to a concert in Winnipeg near the end of the month. Bright side, yes?)