Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I love you and stuff

Thank you all for the outpouring of support. After the initial shock of losing my job wore off (I admit, I cried into a beer while wondering if my life had turned into a country song), I realized that I will make it through this transition just fine.

I liked my job just fine (I was essentially a computer programmer - I'm shocked that my passion for all things non-people/non-animal/non-art related didn't shine through on this blog), but my job definitely didn't define me. If I had to pick from a list of Bad Things, losing my job is probably what I'd go with. Especially now, when I can essentially say, "Well, my position was eliminated due to the economy. I was the least senior member on the team and was working on systems that were due to be retired anyway."

Heck, the experience has already given me a page or so of pretty decent stand up material.

I'll be fine, I promise. But your outpouring of support? Means a lot. Thank you.

Serious question: do you think I could get hired to go help clean oil off of baby sea turtles in the Gulf? I think that might be my calling.


faith said...

It's totally worth looking into, especially if you have any environmental or hazmat training. Come down!

texpat said...

you could at least do that for a while if you can afford it! a week or something! you can always write it off at interviews as "finding yourself" and "helping the world in the best way I knew how"! that always sells!! :)

Vanessa Rogers said...

Loosing a job can often be a blessing in disguise. You never know what opportunities you were missing when you were tied to that job. AND YES to your question. I hope they do hire you. I am so worried about that situation.

Elizabeth said...

I think you could! It would be heart wrenching work, but so worth it.

Not that this comes anywhere close to brightening your day, but it looks like we'll be in Texas longer than we thought! I just had to move away for your wedding, you know. ;)

mrs.notouching said...

I lost my job once... and almost 6 years later I can still recall that stab-in-my-gut feeling as if it happened yesterday. But it's not about me... I am pretty sure the Universe is just giving you time to get drunk and knocked up... (somebody had to say it)

Deidre said...

I think you'd make a GREAT oil cleaner for turtles. They'd certainly appreciate it!