Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Well...now I can tell ya...

So my life changing 'thing' is this...tomorrow I'm being permanently laid off from my job of 8 years. I'm really sad. I love my guys (I'm the only girl)...I love my job. And it's been a LONG time since I've been unemployed...think college days. *sigh* At first I was excited about not having to work..when we were talking about moving. But now that it's reality I'm freakin' scared as hell...to ummm..put it mildly. WHAT AM I GOING TO DO ALL DAY??? Dang...I'm gonna watch TV and get fat. No..I'm not right? Actually I'm trying to make plans...make a schedule..because I'm kinda type A like that. I like routine...I like doing the SAME THING every single day. My husband calls it boring. I call it safe. I just like knowing what I'm doing and there is nothing wrong with that..right? So I'm freakin' out..can you tell? I'm going to try REALLY hard to get a routine going...and Thursday will be my first day of said routine. I'll fill you in then. :)

As you know..I posted the Design Team search on pubcalls. Very cool.....just getting the word out to a bigger variety and basically..well...more people. I KNOW that my blog is just amazing and you all come here every single day to look for my words of wisdom...but believe it or not..not everyone knows I exist! I know..crazy huh?? :) So I'm hoping that people like what they are seeing and it inspires them to submit for my design team. :) OH and to let you know...I'm replying with a VERY generic message...just so you know that I received your entry. Nothing is worse than sending something in and hearing NOTHING until the day of the reveal. So frustrating. So I just sent a little thanks for your submission note. Just so you would know. :)

Going to upload some of my new tickets to the shop tomorrow...going to do a lot now that I'm officially unemployed! HAA!! Hey..if ya'll have any ideas on what to do with all this free time I'm going to have...please do share!!

Have a stellar night!!

10 comments:

Mindy said...

Not that I want or could afford to be unemployed but I would love staying home with the kids! I know this is not an easy thing for you and your family right now. I am sorry for that. Stay positive and if you need anything you know who to call!

Pink Owl Paperie said...

It's gonna be ok! :) I know it's really scary at first, but before you know it you'll be so busy you'll feel like you need a job to get a break! :) I found this great 30 minute schedule idea that I'm gonna start using to be extra productive... I'll let you know if it works! :) Way to go on the DT!!!! Those are gonna be 2 lucky ladies!

Amy Coose said...

Wow, I am sorry that this happened to you, but I know you'll put a positive spin on it. That schedule will def. help. Keep us posted, and I can't wait to see your new tickets!

Katie Skiff said...

Ewww/Yay!! :) I think you should wait til Monday to start your routine. Give your self a mini vacation. Just chill for a couple days, knowing that MOnday you will get on track. I thought I would be bored at home, but there is always something to be done. AND you will have it all done before Shawn and the boys get home. That is always nice!!

Lyssa said...

I'm glad you posted on Pubcalls or else I probably wouldn't have found you! Your stuff is too cute! I'll be applying for sure :)

Pamela said...

Just think...now you will have lots more time to devote to your etsy shop and your creative lifestyle! You'll develop a routine and soon you will wonder how you ever fit a job in. :) I wouldn't have it any other way.

Christi said...

I can't even imagine losing a position that I've had for 8 years! I think it's also the emotional attachment! I love the Etsy store! You product is fabulous! I hope this store runs and jumps off the ground!

Lisa said...

Jenn, sorry to hear about your job loss. I know times are really getting tough, hang in there! Thinking of you and sending you positive thoughts.
Lisa

Kara-girl said...

Uh..."KINDA" type A??!! Haaaa!! LOVE you though!! :)

Suz said...

With your attitude you'll turn this into something positive. I wish you the best.

Love your etsy store & journaling spots.