Jobless. Can it be a positive?

Well its official, I am jobless. The company I have given over 14 years of loyal service to has given me the axe in the name of cost savings and forced job redundancies.

Office chair with a RETRENCHED sign isolated on whiteIt comes as quite a shock to realise just how heavily I’ve relied on my career to give my life purpose. Losing the one consistent facet of my life that I thought defined me as a person has shaken my very foundations and left me feeling lost and overwhelmed.  For the first time in my life I’ve lost my job without having something else lined up; and for the first time in my life I now have to worry about where the next pay cheque will come from.

I know that I’ve talked about wanting to write more, to pursue my dreams of one day publishing a book.  Yet I haven’t a cooking clue just how to go about doing that!  Yes, I am more than just another employee at a corporate company, but how do I go from being one to a freelance writer? So if you have any tips and suggestions, please feel free to impart your knowledge as I have a lot to learn!

Admittedly, this whole experience has not been all negative. I’ve learnt so much, grown so much in my personal and business life, and more importantly, I’ve made a bunch of fabulous friends along the way. This isn’t the end – this is an opportunity to embrace something new.

The “unknown” has always been my greatest fear.  Now that the “unknown” has now become a reality, it really isn’t that scary anymore. I’m not going to gush that the world is my oyster, but I do know that I will get through this and that I will indeed forge my own new path.  I hope you, dear reader, are ready to embark on this adventure with me? To my dear CC gals, I’ll raise my glass of wine this evening in thanks that you have made my working life not just a boring job. I consider you my friends, and I will sorely miss you.

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2 thoughts on “Jobless. Can it be a positive?

  1. rgonaut July 26, 2013 at 17:33 Reply

    I hope you’re able to enjoy little bit of how it is to retire before you have to plunge back in to the rat race!

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    • Sherrie Dyer-Bracher July 29, 2013 at 14:02 Reply

      I definitely plan to have a little bit of a holiday/R&R before I get back into the swing of things!

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