Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Terrible Tuesday

I got laid off yesterday. I signed something that said I wouldn’t talk about it. So I won’t. This marks the third time I’ve been laid off in November, right before the holidays.

I’m not sure where to go from here. To be honest, I had come to the realization just last week in a particularly productive therapy session that I did not want to do what I was doing anymore, at least not full time. I wanted to look into working on my jewelry (and maybe painting, and maybe selling vintage clothing) at least 2 days a week. So I can start that NOW rather than later. The etsy shop will be up by the end of next week. Stay tuned. Also, I vow not to spend more than a week in pajamas. I reserve the right to a week. But no more. So I'll get dressed soon, and I'll tell you all about it. This blog has been a real source of joy and pride for me, I am not going to walk away. And who knows, maybe I’ll find that I have more to talk about than just what I am wearing.

I made a couple pairs of earrings this morning. I’m going to be fine. I’m a little lost right now, but I will figure out where I am going. I always do.

Day 16 reject

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your jewelry is fabulous- I'll looking forward to buying some when you get your etsy shop up. Good luck!

Rod said...

Keep your head up, little one!!

Anonymous said...

you're lucky in some ways because you have amazing talent - that you can actually make money off of. having been just laid off as well i feel your pain and it does suck - but work and i mean traditional work is just a means to an end and you can meet that end with your own talent, awesome - let us know as soon as that etsy store goes up!!

hello jamie: said...

What a great attitude. I'm proud of you, Brave One.

And ps> I LOVE your jewelry. I know you don't like commissioning but I might make you someday. (And pay you for it, obvs.)

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry. I hope that this is just another step toward a fabulous future for you. I have been reading your blog for a while... when I lost my job several years ago it turned out to be a great blessing and allowed me to do something I wanted to do all my life - stay home and be a Mom to my 2yo daughter. I am looking forward to seeing where you go from here - with great anticipation!!!

Julie said...

Best of luck. I've been reading your blog for awhile and, like you, find great joy in it! What doesn't kill us makes us stronger, and you will have super human strength! Can't wait to see your new jewelery shop!

Sal said...

Oh hon, my heart goes out to you. How frightening and disheartening. But you are AWESOME for staying strong, and seeing this as a sign: Your path must be meant to change. Good will come of this, even if it takes a week in PJs to figure out how.

workthatwardrobe said...

I am so sorry to hear your news but I can tell form your post that you are already working the master plan. Coincidentally I am working on a feature for the UK press about opportunities with redundancy!

a cat of impossible colour said...

Oh no, I'm so sorry. Hope everything works out for the best.

Mrs. MK said...

I just "found" your blog yesterday and have really enjoyed looking through your archives....beautiful!

I'm sorry to hear about your layoff....but looking forward to seeing what's in your etsy shop!

WendyB said...

Sounds like a good plan.

ohthatgirl said...

Wow! Just wow! I was just wallowing in my own pity party so I'm definitely sorry to hear this. Stay strong. Keep your head up.

Alannah Rose said...

Just peeking in to send you more love, and like everyone else here, I'm excited for your future. You have SO much to offer & I hope this will be your chance to start doing what you love. <3

Hang in there--we're all rooting for you!!

Kimberly said...

I am so sorry to read that you were laid off - it is never an easy thing to deal with and add in the fact we are entering the holiday season and it makes it that much worse. I was laid off a couple of years ago and found a much better job with better pay, then in July was told my entire department was being outsourced. Once again I found a job paying even more money. I am sure you will find something soon. Also, I am really glad to read about the Etsy shop being open that much sooner!
You will be in my thoughts!

Connie said...

O.k., that place is going to be a LOT less fun, that's for sure. And right before the holidays...DIRTY.

Let passion be your fuel. Your awesome, unique, fun, quirky, and fantastic. Use it.

Meesh-O-Matic™ said...

I'm so sorry! I know you're going to feel bad for a bit but I just hope something really fab comes along for you. Good luck with the jewelry thing bb you're so good at it!

P.S. - my captcha word for this post is "stabsi". Interesting.

yotababy said...

Love you, E. And I'm excited to see where you go from here, because I think it's going to be amazing.

Isadora said...

That sucks! I love your blog, please don't go. I will be sending postive thoughts your way!

michelle twitty said...

I'm sorry to hear about your job! You're going to be taken care of and things will pan out. just trust, even though it make suck, and enjoy the time off for a while!

Laura said...

That is so horrible! It seems like you have such a passion for fashion... (appreciate the rhyme) as well as for jewelry, that I think you are going to do really well working for yourself.

I will definitely buy some of your jewelry. Your designs are fabulous!

Laura said...

I'm so sorry! That totally blows. Keep up the good attitude - this can be your opportunity to discover what you really want! Good luck and keep us updated.

cliona said...

so sorry to hear! just discovered your blog, look forward to your new adventure. C

Angie said...

So sorry to hear about the layoff - corporate/business America is taking a horrible downturn but you are a very talented person. Talent like that can not go unrecognized long! We are all rooting for you and I personally can not wait for the Etsy shop to be up & running. Take your little "pj break" but then come back to us refreshed and ready to conquer the world.
BTW - some pjs are quite fashionable too!! Hang in there.

Boutique Girl said...

I am so sorry to hear your news! I got paid off 4 years ago on Christmas Eve what a crappy christmas and new year that was!!

But, Yeah the Etsy shop will be open soon - you will shop to the UK???????

Keep your chin up and get creative!

Kasmira said...

I am so sorry to hear the news. I've really enjoyed getting to know you through your blog and hope to continue doing so! I'm excited to see your Etsy creations. Everything you've posted so far has been enviable. :)

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H's Blog said...

I just started reading your blog less than a week ago and had favorite'd it! I love your style and attitude. Best of luck starting your new endeavors and I'm looking forward to whenever your posts start again!

Monica said...

So sorry Erin. I love your jewellery. Keep your head up, you'll come out just fine. <3

jennine said...

aww... i'm so sorry... just don't take it personal... it's been going around. but this could lead to bigger and better things!
:O)

Jenn said...

So sorry to hear your news. Hopefully it leads to the next wonderful thing in your life.

I've been reading your blog for a while now. Found another blog entry that you might like.. 5 happiness boosters (although I love the pjs all day thing).. check it out

http://www.happiness-project.com/happiness_project/2008/11/finding-happine.html

Choco said...

80% of successful new entrepreneurial ventures are started during a recession when people get laid off. I am very sure yours is going to be one of those!

rebecca s. said...

a little late here, but i am so sorry to hear this.

stay positive because this is only going to open a new door for you! bigger and better things!