Even though I haven’t shared this news with most of my friends, I feel like I’ve got to get it out. Write about it, talk about it and hear all the wonderful tips I know you guys will provide me with.
On Friday morning I was informed that due to budget cuts my position was being eliminated and as of June 1st I no longer have a job.
Talk about the curse of Friday the 13th.
I’m sad, scared and overwhelmed by the “what the hell are we going to do?” questions. Did I love my job and plan on being there for the rest of my life? No, but I would have liked to have left on my own terms, when it would work out for us. If it would have ever worked out for us.
I want to work on photography, I want that to be my full-time work so badly and I want to spend my time with my baby. The thought of putting him in a full-time daycare center so I can make a drive and work a full 9 hour day away from the house makes me want to vomit. My mom says sometimes the universe gives us the desires of our hearts when we are too scared to get them on our own. Maybe this is one of the whole blessings in disguise we hear about? I hope so.
For right now, we are taking a huge dip in income. I know so many of you have moved from two incomes to one after babies so I would love to know how you made it work. I know we can get through it and I’m praying that I can make money elsewhere, specifically through Elizabeth Rose. I am praying that my business will be blessed and I have the opportunity to make it happen.
Prayers, advice, wisdom and tips are welcomed and appreciated.
Sher Bailey is a writer in the Midwest who believes the power of humor, Mod Podge, and grandkids can fix most problems in life. You can find her at SherBailey.com.