Wednesday, August 12, 2009

~ 17 years + ~

::waving::  Hi folks!  It's been waaaaaaaaaaay too long.   I've been running a little bit here and there and just didn't have the pazazz to write.  
My vacation was great.  My friend came in from Tampa and we had an absolute ball.   Site seeing, catching up with family.. both hers and mine.  It has been over 10 years since we saw each other!  Too freaking long! 
It was nice having the time off, but unfortunately it was cut short.  Way to short!!  On Friday I was called at home and asked to come back a day early from my vacation.  I sure as hell knew that wasn't good but all I could do was wait it out.  Can you say long weekend?
My friend was still here and we had plans to attend a few functions and I didn't let my nerves spoil the fun.  Or at least I tried not to.
So Monday morning came.  I dressed for work knowing this wasn't going to be good.  Within an hour of my arrival I was called to human resources.  Yeap, you got it.  After 17 years at the company, giving blood, sweat, and tears, literally I was laid off.  I sat there in shock.  I wasn't alone but I was surprised that I was one of the chosen few.  How could that be?   Numbers don't lie and at the risk of sounding a bit cocky I was the producer and had the most seniority. 
No use crying about it, nothing will change.  The decision was made and I will never be told the criteria.  I got a severance package and they hooked me up with a transition company that will help get me up to date on resumes and interview skills.  I will most definitely take advantage and already have!
I've got a couple irons in the fire and believe it or not a former co-worker called me today to try and hook me up.  I will be calling his new company tomorrow. 
I don't want to get ahead of myself so I will ask that you send good vibes my way.  I could use 'em!
So all in all I am doing ok.  Not great, but ok.  I will no doubt become nervous as time goes on but right now................. I'm ok.
I had the day free today and decided to follow through on some suggestions from many to sell my photographs.  I will never make a living at it... but it can't hurt.   I'd love for you to stop by and check it out.   If interested in any that I've posted already feel free.  If not, no hard feelings, but could you share the link?  Pimp the site if you would? You never know :)  Photo's by D's Designs
Thanks folks as always I appreciate your support, good wishes, and friendship!!!