I always handle stress very well, but getting laid off and having to look for work for the first time in forever has really messed with my brain. I've been on the verge of tears more times in the past two weeks than I have the whole year of Creative Communications. BUT I've emerged successful! I found a part-time job that suits my field AND got to go to the last Jets game (unrelated, but exciting).
I know I should feel happy, and I think I do, but I can't shake this uneasy feeling. My heart hurts knowing I'll never wear my Earls pouch again or serve Albino Rhino (or to be politically correct "Rhino") to the regulars. I'd gotten so comfortable there and felt I was good at my job. Working at Earls felt like it was part of who I am. Unfortunately unforeseen circumstances led to this and I must move forward.
This year has brought a lot of changes and I'm a different (hopefully better) person than I was eight months ago. To quote my friend Colin's tattoo (and Don Draper) "Change is neither good nor bad, it simply is."
Have a good summer and here's to more changes in the future :)