It's a late Wednesday evening / Thursday morning as I write this. It will be a week since I unexpectedly got laid off from my job. While the title of this posting makes it sound like something bad or bad happened after my layoff, in reality NOTHING earth shattering happened.
I didn't jump off a cliff, bang my head against a wall or curse out my luck, bosses or anything else for that matter. I talked about things with a few people last Thursday. I wasn't too emotional and was pretty rational trying to figure out what exactly happened.
The next day was my birthday and I spent my day relaxing. I had lunch with my parents and went shopping at the local mall for a while before going home to rest for a bit. I then headed out to dinner / dessert with friends and had a good time. While my layoff was discussed, I didn't express my bitterness and actually was my normal jovial self.
Saturday, I spent the day officiating basketball before going to dinner with another group of friends for another birthday celebration. This time, the celebration was for two other folks plus me. Once again the layoff was discussed but not too long.
Monday, I replied back to a ton of emails from my former co-workers who expressed disbelief at my layoff and gave me some best wishes. I also took care of submitting my unemployment papers as well. Though I was not intending to job hunt, I ran across some job postings so I reviewed them as well.
Tuesday, I spent time reviewing my severance papers and understanding what I was signing. I have to return the papers in the next couple of days to complete from departure from my company.
Wednesday, I actually started the job hunt by talking to a recruiter. The recruiter actually had two leads for jobs and I got another email later with another lead. Whether they will come to fruition is another story but it's good to see I have some options.
As Thursday dawns, everything is all positive on my end. I left my job last week in a state of disbelief. In the week sense, I've gotten over it and moved on. Sometimes when these roadblocks occur, it is life telling you that you should going another direction. What that direction is I don't know 100% yet.
However, I am in the process of figuring it out and will take everyone once I decide which way I am going. :)