Hi everyone! I hope your day is going well! If you read my Romantic Tuesday post this week, I said it was a long and hard day. The reason I said that is because I was laid off from my job after six years. Gannett owns USA Today and about 100 other newspapers in the U.S. According to Forbes, Gannett plans on slashing 350 jobs by the end of the week, which is two percent of their workforce. In case you’re interested, you can check out the story here.
In a way, this layoff is sort of a blessing but it still hurts. I had a lot of mixed feelings when it happened two days ago. I felt like this guy here. I don’t really know what else I should say other than I’ve already started applying for other jobs. Sometimes I wonder if I should move to another state even though I don’t want to leave loved ones behind. A drastic move like that could also be really hard on my son. I decided to stay in El Paso. Besides, moving is really expensive. Going back to that day, I kept asking myself what did I do wrong? I wanted to keep blaming myself. I wanted to keep feeling sorry for myself, you know like on TV. I felt like that guy or girl who doesn’t want to get out of bed.
There’s really no sense in going back and trying to analyze it anymore. Thinking about the past isn’t going to change the present or future. There isn’t anything I can do besides move on with my life. At least I wasn’t fired or else I wouldn’t have gotten some benefits. I didn’t know if I should blog about it or not but I decided to do it. Maybe someone else is going through this too. It might help them feel like they aren’t alone. Maybe it will help remind him/her it wasn’t their fault. Companies unfortunately go through a lot of changes from time to time. The good news is that I’ll get to read and write more! I hope I get more freelance writing gigs in the near future. I also get to spend more time with my son and other family members. If you’re going through something similar just remember this too shall eventually pass. Don’t give up and keep thinking it was your fault because it wasn’t. I’ll more than likely be around more often than before. Take care everyone and I’ll see you soon! By the way, does anyone in El Paso want to hire me?? 😀