Adieu, bread & butter job…

Life has an interesting way of sending me messages, lately.

Yesterday, I’ve been told that there were some restructuration in the company and got laid off. Woah.

I am half-happy and half-sad.

Half-happy because, inside, I knew I wouldn’t stay forever in this job. HavingΒ  followed graphic design classes in the last year, I couldn’t stay too long in a regular cubicule job that had nothing to do with what my hearth desired. Not to mention it wouldn’t do good for my long-term career goals and projects.

Half-sad because you do get attached to the people and the place. I was a receptionnist, so I got to greet everyone each morning. Even thought I knew everybody at some different level, I still knew them.
Oh, and I could get free latte coffee… Yep, good times.

Right now, I am trying to focus on the good things coming up. I will have lots of choices to make in the following weeks/months, so this is certainly going to be one interesting ride.

In the meantime, I guess I’ll have more time to blog. :p

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9 Responses to “Adieu, bread & butter job…”


  1. 1 Jen Whynot April 8, 2010 at 9:01 am

    oooh toughluck hun. Hey, if it wasn’t doing much for your future, maybe life is telling you to move on. I know the feeling *flashbacks*. I think the only thing keeping me at my job is some of my co-workers.*sigh* life is maddening.
    Like you said earlier, you wanted more time to blog, now you have it!
    Good luck with the new search luv. May you find what you really want.
    *big squishy hugs*

  2. 2 Valerie April 8, 2010 at 9:18 am

    As you said, life is giving you a big message. I remember the last time I got laid off, the feeling, the rejection, the frustration… and that was more than 10 years ago!

    But don’t dwell in those feelings, use this momento as a fuel to pursue what you really want. Put your goals on paper & put them in view. Give yourself deadlines (it helps getting things done), and most of all, take this as what it is, a wake-up call to action.

    It’s time to start that dream career you’ve always wanted! GO GURRRL!!!

  3. 3 Avital Pinnick April 9, 2010 at 2:42 am

    As they say, one door shuts and another one opens. You’re so talented that I’m sure you’ll find something interesting. Good luck! I look forward to seeing your blog postings! hugs.

  4. 4 Fanie April 9, 2010 at 11:11 am

    @Jenwhynot: I agree with you, coworkers are often the best part of the job. I will miss a lot of them! But, like you said, life’s telling me to move on.. and it’s all good! πŸ™‚

    @Valerie: Thank you for making me remember that I absolutely need to have deadlines! πŸ˜‰ And YES, it’s time to start my dream career! πŸ™‚

    @Avital: Aw, thank you so much for the nice words. πŸ™‚ I really need to check out your blog, as well. It’s been awhile!

  5. 5 iHanna April 9, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Been there, done that. πŸ™‚ I will be happy to see you post more often and I know something good will come out of this! One door closed is another window being opened… yes? Take care of you and keep drawing!

  6. 6 pam April 10, 2010 at 12:07 am

    I agree with Hanna completely. There will be a new door opening for you.

    I hope you will be able to give yourself the gift of taking some unstructured time and just do only what you want to do. No plans – just live in the moment and do only what you what to do in the moment. This “unstructured – in the moment” kind of “vacation” is nurturing and inspiring. You will see!

  7. 7 Susan April 11, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    I too was axed from my reception position… a huge blessing in disguise. However, it does suck to lose: your job, income and daily contact with people you have come to care about.

    Stay on the creative good foot. Continue to blog and network with like-minded cool crafters and artists. Good things will come along. I attended a screening of Handmade nation and here I am today on your mailing list and writing this message to you.

    Hang in there.

    And btw…

    If you are entitled to unemployment, so not waste a moment. Go and apply immediately. Here in New York it is all done on line these days. Perhaps you’ve got the same sitch in your neck of the woods.

  8. 8 Fanie April 14, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    @Hanna: Thank you so much for the nice words. And I also completely agree with you: new doors are opening. πŸ™‚

    @Pam: How interesting! I like this idea of this “unstructured time” being a blessing of taking time for myself. So far, I’ve been doing half of structured time and half of “we’ll see what happens”. πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for your wise words, Pam. xoxo!

    @Susan: Yes, I also do believe this is a blessing in disguise. Thank you for your kind advices.
    Being in Canada, we have something called “Assurance Emploi” and, luckily, I am eligible. In the meantime, I am getting my papers in orders and planning the next weeks. πŸ™‚

  9. 9 wd_kimmy April 16, 2010 at 11:12 am

    I secretly pray for this to happend to me. Profites-en bien! On se voit au local samedi?


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