Friday, February 24, 2012

Wish me luck

Genuine 4 leaf clover I found last summer.

We all have seasons of our lives.  Good times and bad, happy and sad.  I've had more than my share.  Right now, is a trying season. 

At the start of the month, I was given notice that my company is downsizing and I'll be getting laid off at the end of February.  It wasn't a total surprise: the company has been struggling to secure new contracts and has undergone two massive layoffs in four months.  

What was a surprise was that being my boss' right hand person, he swore to me my job was secure - that I was the best hire he's ever made and he'd never let me go.  Being told that I was among those cut this round did blindside me...and maybe shook my confidence and trust more than I'd care to admit.  I was aggressively recruited to this company just one year ago!

Losing ones' job is never pleasant, whether it's through one's own fault or not, but I can't help but feel somewhat disenchanted and jaded since I believed (and was told) that I was doing such a flawless job.  I think you can tell from my little blog that I'm a very passionate person.  I live deeply, love deeply, and take people at their word - well, at least until they give me reason not to. 

I know I'll end up on my feet {eventually...I hope}, but right now, I sort of feel vulnerable and a little teeny bit sorry for myself...and scared.  It's not the best economy to be unemployed and looking for a job :(  My husband and I have had to scramble to make provisions for our health coverage {not fun} and to go over our budget carefully to see what we can cut if I should find myself unemployed for any significant length of time. SO not cute or pleasant :(

I'll be back to blogging, but it may take me a wee bit of time to get my personal life back in better shape. 

The upside in all this mess is all of the extra time I get to spend with my sweet little dude :)  Really lovin' being able to wake up together, to pick him up from school, have lunch at the park, and catch up on cartoons.  I love him <3

I've been doing the interview circuit {blech!} so hopefully something wonderful will come down the pike for me soon.  Keep me in your thoughts and prayers, please :) 

And wish me lots and lots of luck.
I certainly could use it.


  1. Dear Judy, first, I am so sorry and I can understand your feelings of distrust. Ron was laid off from a major corporation (this was the first layoff) after 15 years of hard, hard work and me entertaining dozens of people over those years. It was jolting! A layoff is hard...there is no pretending otherwise but you will survive. You are such a positive person and you cannot imagine how much this will help you. Please know that you are in my prayers...count on that!

    About Downton Abbey...I just adored it. This was the time I was born to live in except for the non air conditioning. Ha. I have the first series on DVD...found it at Target. Oh, those clothes and hats and gloves and MANNERS. Ahhhhhh..

    Thinking of you, dear girl,

  2. Oh, sweet Judy. I'm so sorry to hear this. I know your heart is rumbling with all sorts of emotions. I could feel the pain between your words. I will be praying every day for you. Don't be afraid to blog about your journey, even if you feel it isn't as cheerful as you normally would like. It is REAL, and that is what matters. Love to you!

  3. I hope that this trial brings some amazing opportunities and beautiful changes to your future! You have so much to offer and whoever employees you will be very fortunate and blessed. <3

    One step and one prayer at a time...

    PS I have always wanted to find a 4 leaf clover! SO COOL.

  4. Judy, you ARE a survivor and passionate about all you do and I just know this will work out. I am praying for you and thinking of you often.
    It looks like you are making lemonade out of lemons already, cherishing time with Andrew. Somebody in Virginia loves you!

  5. Judy, you are so passionate in all things, work, home, family, this is all going to work out. You are already making lemonade out of lemons, spending quality time with Andrew, that is a blessing for such a time as this. You have much to offer and the right thing will present itself.
    I will be praying for you daily and thinking of you often. You always have a friend in Virginia! hugs, Vic

  6. I am sorry Judy, I KNEW both messages would appear if I wrote another one! Just consider it a double hug! I didn't think the first one would post because it wasn't there after I signed in to Google.
    hugs again, Vic!

  7. Judy, just popping in to let you know I am thinking of you.

    Keeping you in daily prayer.

    Barb ♥

  8. Oh no--I hate to hear that. I am so sorry. Hopefully an amazing offer is just around the corner and the old company will wish they hadn't let you go.

    Cheri from ITs So Very Cheri


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