This is a personal blog, so I’m about to get personal. Today started off like any other work day and then I got laid off. Cue the sound of screeching brakes because I DID NOT SEE THAT COMING! Oh my Dios! I have so many metaphors and a few similes to use for this experience because one can’t possibly cover it. It’s like I was sucker punched in the gut by life and all I could do was take it like a champ, then cry my eyes out.
There are of course very un-personal reasons why I got laid off, but in the end for me it can’t help but be personal can it? I have nothing bad to say about my job or former employers, on the contrary, it’s a great place and we were good together, it’s just that now it’s time to move on, but FRACK! It’s been my livelihood for almost two years now and I’ve gotten used to the steady paycheck and so have my creditors. FRRRRRRACK!!!!
This is by no means the end of me as a writer or my online writing because I wouldn’t know how to stop and UnknowMami.com is still my little piece of the internet not to mention there are already other opportunities percolating … thank you UNIVERSE … BUT FRACK!!!
I wish I could say that I only see it as an opportunity for greater things to come, but COME ON I’m human, it freakin’ hurts. It hurts BAD. There is a part of me that knew this job wouldn’t be forever, but I guess I thought it would be for a bit longer than it ended up being.
I come out of the experience being a better writer simply because I had to write so much on a regular basis. I come out of it with more discipline than I’ve ever had. I also come out of with the unabashed confidence that no matter what, I am a writer and I will find a way to make a living from my writing.
Now excuse me while I curl up into a little ball, hold my gut and sob uncontrollably. Don’t worry, I’ll be fine, but FRRRACK!