When it rains, it pours. Last month, I lost my merchandising job due to COVID. Was it a shock? Kind of, but I think a small part of me saw it coming, and to be honest I was surprised I had been lucky for so long to not have been affected by the pandemic sooner.
There was a brief time this time last year that I was furloughed for about three months. So I guess I already had a taste of what was to come.
I’m not too sad it about it anymore, I’ve had time to process it. I’ve shifted gears to focus now on “okay, what’s my next move?” I’m fairly certain I know what I’ll be doing next, but it’s very unpredictable right now- if you’ve been affected similarly by covid, then you obviously know how scary it is to join the unemployment market right now too.
That was my first thought too, the fear of struggling to find work like everyone else. I decided to replace that fear with determination. I don’t know when I’ll find something new, but it’ll come at one point or another, that I’m sure of.
In the mean time, I’m just trying to stay busy with anything and everything. Like I said, since I was briefly furloughed last year, I can kind of expect what being stuck at home is like.
Once I heard the news of my unemployment, I began to brainstorm ways to thrive at home. Reorganizing, taking online courses in my interests, and of course, my blog (and YouTube channel).
I felt the need to tell you all now, what’s been going on. Last month was crazy for multiple reasons, and this one is starting off the same! Kolani and I are focusing more on wedding planning now, I have more time for my hobbies and physical health, and I just might have a couple more surprises up my sleeve that I can’t wait to tell you about soon.
Thanks for listening to my little rant. Actually, this was almost more like check in, and since it was, enough about me, how are you? If you’re going through similar things, I promise we’ll get through it together. Don’t sell yourself short, you’re doing great, and this is a hard time for everyone so don’t be too hard on yourself.
I look forward to sharing more content with you soon, thanks for stopping by!