Thursday, May 28, 2009

When One Door Closes


I was going to do a reflective post in a few weeks, when it was 6 months until my 25th bday and I was going to reflect on all the things I thought I would be by this point. Well, I guess I can do it today, since I joined the 11% of the California workforce that is unemployed. Well, "I can choose to work, but they cannot pay us for June, and there's no guarantees" so yeah, I am unemployed.

As I sit at my desk and try to organize everything, I see my summer plans going out the window. Hamptons in August..bye bye. Weekend in Napa..nope. Kitchen Remodel..on hold. General fun...blah.

To try to be optimistic, I have been trying to change careers since the new year, and as my mom said, this is the push I needed to get out. Now I can focus on this transition.
It has just been a rough two weeks. I guess it is right that bad things come in three..in the last 12 days I've had a breakup, the loss of my pup, and now this. I told my dad last night my life lately is a sad country music song. He said it can only go up from here. I hope so.

26 comments:

  1. uggggh I am so sorry and have my fingers crossed things will get better for you! You're too amazing for them not to!

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  2. Danielle! Oh my darling - I am so sorry to hear this, I am going through some career dilemma's myself but fortunately by job is secure. I am sad to hear you are going through this and hope that you get back on your feet soon. XOXO, Sarah Danielle

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  3. Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear this. I went through in the middle of Feb and it was really hard news to take for the first two weeks, but then I realized it really was a blessing in disguise. I hated it there, my heart wasn't in and I wanted to start my own business. Now I love it! It just takes a little time to get use to not having the same funds like I use to, but little by little it should great better.

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  4. I'm so sorry. But the good news is all of my friends who were laid off found great new jobs that they are very happy with and I have no doubt you will too! Hang in there!!

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  5. So sorry to hear about all this Danielle! I know it's sometimes hard to see the silver lining in everything but I truly believe there is one here-this turn of events could lead you to a new job that makes you happier and is more rewarding :) Hang in there, life has a funny way of working itself out!

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  6. So sorry about your terrible 12 days. But your dad is right. The only direction now is up. And now you can make good things happen :)

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  7. ugh ....everything just seems to be "on hold" right now ...with no light at the end of the tunnel ...I love that pink door though ...it's inspiring.

    I'm sorry for your loss ...only time will heal.

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  8. Yikes, I just stumbled across your blog and I'm sorry you have had to go through so many tough things at once. I agree that things happen for a reason, so this could just be a step to your new career. Good luck.

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  9. I'm so sorry to hear that — I went through the same unexpected events in February 2008 and spent the remainder of that year doing contract work. At the time, I was devastated because I loved my old job, but within a year I had made a complete career switch, and now, looking back on that time, I realize that maybe I wasn't as happy in my old existence and the layoff was the perfect excuse to get out of my comfort zone and try something new. Good luck with everything. Oh, and one more thing, money's a tough thing to deal with when you're facing employment uncertainty, but don't abandon all fun plans just yet. You need to keep something in the future to look forward to and work toward :)

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  10. I'm sorry to hear about all of this :(. I had made plans with some friends for the summer to stay in Napa for a bit and they just got canceled and I'm suddenly feeling really alone and frustrated and not sure what to do with my summer, so I'm kind of in the same boat, but hopefully things get better for you.

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  11. oh danielle, i am so sorry!!!! :(

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  12. I'm so sorry to hear about all your loses ...I lost my pup a short while back unexpected and all I can say is time will slowly heal...I'm still healing and as for your job...your mom is right.. take it and run with it!!! The break-up well that's a hard one to comment on because that's private :o(
    Keep your head up and try to turn the negative into some sort of positive to help you get through it any sort of positive helps!
    Hope your weeks get better! :0)
    Lisa

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  13. oh no... I just happened to stumble upon your blog today (you know one blog leads to another, which leads to another- which leads to "oh no I have got to get back to work") The description of the relationship you have with your friend (g-chat all day, send blogs back and forth... well, that is exactly what my friend and I do throughout the day) oh it helps pass the time. I hate you've just lost your job. Hang in there! You're young and it looks like you have a good sense of style... you'll bounce back!

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  14. Oh no, I'm so sorry! It sucks to not leave on your own terms but Camila is right, it is really a blessing in disguise- now you can go out and start the career you really want.

    Take a few days for yourself and enjoy the time off, as hard as it may be- things will look up soon :)

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  15. I am so sorry and hope that this is the beginning for many wonderful things!

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  16. I feel ya! I cannot find a job! I hope things get better for you!

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  17. Sorry to hear about your bad news. Keeping my fingers crossed for you. Hopefully, you'll find something you like soon.

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  18. I'm SO sorry. That is NOT a fun way to kick off the summer. I really hope things will get better!

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  19. best of luck my dear... i like to think that most things happen for a reason and while it's never easy, losing one thing usually means gaining something new, fresh, and wonderful. fingers crossed for you!

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  20. Not fun at all... sorry to hear about all three. And your dad is right- things will go up from here. Hoping for the best...

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  21. I agree with your mom, never a better time for a change (isn't mom advice the best?!)

    Hang in there, you never know what is coming up next.

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  22. What a horrible couple of weeks. Keep your chin up and have faith that life can completely turn around at the drop of a hat. You will make it through this! Keep us posted on the job search... and remember, you are definitely not alone!

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  23. oh no i'm so sorry to hear all of this. gosh times are so tough. keep your head high things will get better!

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  24. Oh I am so sorry to hear about all of this! I know sometimes things seem like everything is wrong, but it is just setting you up for the next great thing. I was planning on starting my business but I definitely got an unexpected push so I know how you feel. I will be thinking of you but don't worry, things will get better!

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  25. I'm sorry. I've just been through my second painful break-up in a year and I'm pretty sure I'm getting evicted. Let's keep our heads up, because someday we will look back on this and treasure our happiness because we know what the depths of despair are like. xo

    Good thoughts your way....

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  26. I hope this are better since you wrote this post. Great pic of the open door!

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...thanks for the comments sweetness!