I'm feeling pretty good today despite being laid off for the first time ever in my life. I'm a little scared, of course, but I'm optimistic. I'm choosing to look at this as an opportunity. If I'm completely honest, the grind was getting stale and I was itching for change. As I think more about this, I'm hopeful I can work something out that will allow me to work slightly less, perhaps 1 day less per week and thus provide me with extra writing time. To do this, I will be reducing all of my expenses.
I have wonderful friends informing me of job opportunities and some have already taken my resume to help me get some attention. Yesterday, I spent time with some good friends and their adorable toddler. Between the cutie pie and the Pokemon, my spirits were lifted immensely.
First things first, I am lining up the time sensitive items such as anything to do with benefits like dental and my prescriptions. I've booked a dental appointment while I still have benefits. With my rheumatologist on vacation, I might not be able to get a refill while I have coverage. I'm a little worried about that and it's about the only thing that has me crying right now.
I've cancelled Netflix for the time being. I've requested reduction of my Internet service as well, so no video streaming for a while, but I have lots of things on blue ray and DVD in the interim. I rewatch the Harry Potter films the most anyway ;)
I'm shifting things off of my credit card so I'm not adding to the debt I already have. I should've been doing that anyway but lesson learned.
I've been through much worse and this isn't going to get me down for long.
I have things to write, a home to clean, and a bunch of other things to get done. I've started the process to apply for EI and am only awaiting my Record of Employment to finalize it.
Next on the list is Mortgage, Car Loan, etc
I'm off to pick up a book on financial stuff.