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.