Monday, January 03, 2011

New Year, New Life

On November 8, I started a countdown toward Thanksgiving. I didn't even make it to the second day. And that's because, quite simply, on the very next day I was abruptly terminated from my job. I spent the better part of my summer abroad working my ass off, and almost all of the fall shut up in a hotel in NYC working my ass off, and as soon as that was all over, what did I get? A nice big fat fucking boot up the ass. Not even a, hey, take your time, we'll help you find work, goodbye. A get your shit and get the fuck out one. It was ugly. But, looking back on it now, it was probably the very best thing that could have happened. Because not only was I given a push out of a job a didn't like in the first place, but I got to have one of the best holiday seasons of my life. One where I wasn't tied to my blackberry waiting for the other shoe to drop. One where I didn't have piles and piles of case with me to read. One where I wasn't going crazy at the last minute to find gifts, because I had plenty of time to buy them in advance. Like I said, it was awesome. A blessing in disguise, and one which I am still enjoying. Because I'm still unemployed, and will likely remain this way for at least a few more months. It will be the first time in my whole entire life since I was like 14 years old that I've not had a job. And I plan to enjoy every lovin minute of it.


~Kenny said...

Ahhh yes Fun-employment..enjoy it hon you deserve some donwtime!

LSL said...

Holy shit. When I saw this post in my reader at work and read just a few sentences (enough to see what had happened), I said, "Holy shit" out loud. I'm having a hard fucking time believing that you got your ass handed to you after working so damn hard for them all year - I remember those posts. I still kind of can't believe it.

But I have to say, my very unforeseen unemployment was the BEST thing that ever happened to me. I've been back to work for 3 months and they've been totally stress-filled. The year and a half (yes, I know) I spent watching the wheels was the best time in my life. And even though I have a steady paycheck now and didn't have shit then, I worry a lot more now than when I was unemployed. I just somehow knew I was getting what I needed - what I really needed - but hadn't had for so long. I'm happy for you, in a way. I NEVER would have chosen all of that for myself, but I'm really fucking thankful I had that time. It changed me. I mean, I found surfing! I'm really glad you were able to enjoy your holiday, and I hope you get lots of dancing time in and a lot of relaxing, resting, reflecting time in. Best damn thing that ever happened to me.

Those fuckers.