It’s been a rough week in the suburbs but I’m doing alright and have a lot to consider…
To say the least, this has been a rough week. I received some horrible news from my employer, my job was eliminated. They gave me options which meant I could stay with my company in a different role, or take a severance package. Based on pure emotion I was angry and wanted to take the severance package.
Realistically, it’s not in our budget to be a one household family as much as I’d love that. It’s been tough because I had a great job, wonderful co-workers, a flexible schedule, and I will spare you all the details, but it was a good gig.
It’s been emotional for me, and I’ve gone through every stage of an emotion one could have. I’ve shed A LOT of tears, I’ve been angry, sad, a little appreciative, and now I’m finally accepting of the situation. It doesn’t make anything easier, but I’m at a turning point in my life and have some decisions to make.
I started this blog with hopes that maybe one day I will have an audience and can earn enough money from my blog and I wouldn’t have to work. If people are making $70k a month and I’m cool with $2k, how hard could it be?
It turns out; it’s brutal out there for a blogger. Granted I’ve done a lot of research and knew success would not happen overnight but it’s a time commitment, and I question if the time is worth the value. I enjoy running a blog, though, so have no fear, I will still be around to blog about how I rock the suburbs.
This week has opened my eyes and confirmed the obvious, I don’t want to work for a company who dictates when I take time off, what happens to my job, controls my emotions when something happens, and gets to make decisions that affect my life without me.
I’m not sure what the solution is but while I try to figure it out, I will go into the next chapter of my work life being positive and stepping outside of my comfort zone to help me grow as a person. I’m optimistic and hopeful for the future.