I was laid off my job Thursday afternoon. While it was a painful and shocking experience, it's amazing how quickly I'm getting over it. I give a lot of the credit to DH, who has been incredibly supportive. I have a financial cushion, which helps immensely.
I had already initiated a job search months ago, so that's well underway.
In the meantime, I have some unexpected free time. As Martha Stewart says, A Good Thing. Hopefully, that will mean time to take care of myself. I've already started going to the nearby Snap Fitness on a more regular schedule. The house will be cleaner. I don't plan on becoming a clean freak, but there are definitely things you let go when you have no time. We'll be eating better. Kind of the same thing as the cleaning. I enjoy cooking and I'll actually have time to prepare decent meals! I'll have more time to pursue community activities--I'm active with my church and serve on a committee with Big Brothers Big Sisters.
And, more time to sew! Because I'll be home for a while, I need more casual clothes. And I have a big stash built up. I've had more time to sew by buying than actual time in front of a machine because of work. So I can supplement my wardrobe at no additional cost. Casual clothes are fun and easy to make--look forward to seeing me whip some out and posting them to the blog.
I'm sure I'll be on an emotional rollercoaster for a while yet but overall, I'm OK.