Officially Unemployed!Thursday, January 28, 2016
This time of the year is a big deal for me because for the first time in almost 7 years and for the first time since my college graduation, I am officially unemployed. I have always viewed myself as a career woman, that I don't think I have the stamina to work at home while at the same time looking after my son, that's real multitasking right there. I'm not sure if that's even gonna change in the coming months or years.
I took a one-week leave before my supposed termination from work and have cleaned up my stuff from my locker and cabinet. It was bittersweet. I got myself cleared from all my work accountabilities and now I'm just waiting to be fully cleared since I'm still active in the system. Looks like they haven't processed my termination yet.
*My locker for life, sniff sniff.
But anyway, between that long leave and my last day of work, there was excitement, sadness, happiness, astonishment - a whole mix of emotions. Fortunately, there wasn't regret or hesitation.. and I'm saying that honestly. I think I have already gone through so many hesitations before, that when one day I told myself "this is it, I'm leaving..", it was the most final decision I could ever have.
*Attending the graduation of my last class, bittersweet.
Wow, almost 7 years. I can't believe it. But I can believe it too. It's really happening. It's my first ever official job and I never moved since then. It was where I met my husband, my life-long friends, people I never thought I'd learn so much from, people I never thought I'd share friendship with. Really, it's been quite an adventure.
*Walked around Sugbu Mercado in front of our office on my almost last day of work.
I loved my job. Being a trainer opened my eyes to so many things and opportunities. I've been more patient than ever, maybe more compassionate too. I've also become more confident and bold especially when standing up for myself and my decisions. I'm very thankful that my job helped me become more competent not just in the corporate arena, but also in life.
*Shared my CBTL coupon (and moment) with the newest trainer in our team and shared some pieces of advice on how to survive work, wink wink.
Sadly, going to work became too dragging for me. Sadly, I felt the urge to go back to my hometown and find what's really best for me and my family - maybe to change gears? I felt that way so many times before but I changed things up to motivate myself.. so I guess you'll know in your heart when it's time to let go and give things up in exchange for something better in your life.
For the first few days of being unemployed, it's been raining nonstop since Monday and I wasn't able to go out of the house. Today is better though. We're getting some sunshine, and tomorrow I'm off to a night out. I always tell my friends, we're just going out and that it isn't a farewell party or whatsoever. We're just gonna have some fun and maybe celebrate my unemployment? If there's such thing, lol.
I choose happiness.. and chocolates. Writing is my passion. What's yours? ♥