The joys of being unexpectedly laid off...
Note to self, remember all those things you said you would get to if you had time? I spent the 1st week in shock and the 2nd week trying to figure out what's next. Of course in between I did post my resume and look for work. I also came to one big realization, I had let my job become the center of my universe for awhile. I even had let it define me, it became the thing I could throw myself into and was in many ways so rewarding. I saw the results of my efforts unlike in other areas of my life. I felt appreciated, that I was making a difference.
When that ended I felt lost. And really sad. It took some real reflection to realize I needed that passion to be there in my own life, in the things I've declared matter to me. It became very clear that I also needed to learn the art of detachment. I've had enough reminders lately that life is short and I need to be more careful where I spend it.
So, I've brushed myself off and I'm ready for the next adventure. I'm not sure yet where it will take me but I've chosen a path and I'm going to start walking.