It's been one week since you looked at me
Dropped your arms to your sides
and said "I'm sorry"
- One Week, Barenaked Ladies
Well, just over one week since I was notified that my position was being eliminated at work. I've gone through a range of emotions as I've processed this news; I didn't realize it until someone made the comment but, it is a grieving process. I hadn't thought of it in that way but it makes complete sense since it is a loss. While most of the emotions were a little on the negative side, I also found humor while listening to break-up songs and drawing some parallels.
My nature is to look on the bright side, see the silver lining, be the eternal optimist. So that is what I will do! I will make plans, network like crazy, and do my best to maintain a light heart even through the midst of the unknown.
As I said in an email to colleagues, "I am optimistic about the next chapter. One of my very favorite quotes is “You can’t change the direction of the wind, but you can adjust your sails.” So I am adjusting."