Blessing In Disguise

Two years ago today, I was pulled into a meeting and heard the words “your position has been eliminated”. At that time, I was a new mom and terrified. I knew my family would survive but the thought of finding a new job in a struggling economy was unsettling.

The thought was especially nerve wracking considering my son was only 5 months old. He was just a baby! Little did I realize that being home with that little guy was going to change my mentality. My focus went from stressing out about a new job to savoring every second with him. I cringed at the thought of leaving him because I realized how much of his life I was missing out on! Thank goodness he had only been in daycare for 8 weeks when I was laid off, I didn’t miss any of his major milestones!

After tightening our finances and downsizing, we made it work.

Sometimes blessings come in disguises, so what you think may be horrible could actually be the best thing ever!

If you or a loved one has lost their job, here is a post I wrote about coping emotionally and financially after being laid off.

Related posts

6 Thoughts to “Blessing In Disguise”

  1. marie byrd

    I needed to see this post today! I keep questioning if I am doing the right thing by leaving my job. This is exactly what I needed to read this morning! Thanks a million!!

  2. I recently transferred to the Dallas area from Daytona Beach. I work for a major furniture retailer and the change has bee tough.

    I am under pressure every minute to perform. Who would have thought that if you don’t sell a mattress with every bedroom that your job would be in jeopardy??

    I have been there 3 months and worried about what I will do if they “fire” me… I have decided that all I can do is my best and am working very hard to build my online business asap:)

    We have to have an alternative plan and I have always lived that way. So, I am not going to stress out anymore over this.

  3. Glad I could help out, Marie. I wouldn’t change a thing, life as a stay at home mom can be trying at times, but so rewarding!

  4. @Dede, Having an alternative plan is smart. I have always been an ebayer so when I was laid off, I just took my business to the next level. You can do anything you put your mind to. 🙂

  5. I loved your post!

    I am so grateful for the gift of staying home and homeschooling my son. I look at it this way, 8 more years and he is off to college, I can work then 🙂

  6. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Jessica Kirby, Dede. Dede said: RT @Unemployed_Mom: 2 new posts today on my blog #ebay tip and then reflecting over the past 2 years after a lay off. […]

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.