As I mentioned yesterday I was laid off last month as part of a global reduction in force.
Now that it's been a few weeks and I've gotten past the sting, I've been spending time writing. Not that it's doing much to directly affect my job search, but it has helped me to clarify my feelings about my most recent transition and my priorities for the next.
I think it's important to take time for the things you love to do. Doing so can make you a better and more peaceful person.... which is certainly a nicer to work with person.
I didn't publish much while I was working at my last day job. The job wasn't overly stressful and I enjoyed being an "individual contributor," but the daily commute really interfered with my things-I-love-to-do time.
Don't get me wrong. It was a really nice commute.... essentially no traffic, lots of open space, mountain views, farm and ranch land. But it was 45 minutes twice a day, every day. Where I was driving and thinking but not writing, spinning, knitting or spending time with my husband or our animals outside of doing chores.
It feels really good to be able to get thoughts on paper... er, in electrons.
It feels really good to be connected on this channel again.
It feels really good to have space in my mind to write again.