I haven’t been writing lately since my writing class finished. It’s like losing a friend.
My time has been spent working mostly on job hunting skills. The intro session at the outplacement centre and a subsequent meeting with my job counselor went well. There’s a lot of exercises, tests etc… that I’m doing to identify my skills (procrastination shot right up to the top!). I’ve also attended a couple of webinars from home. They stress that I should set up my goals, create a plan and most importantly stay healthy and be positive. It might be a long journey with many bumps in the road but they are giving me some tips and strategies on how to cope.
I really don’t have much to do at work anymore. I know others who are being let go are still working and don’t have time to go to the outplacement agency.
Compared to my dad years ago, I have it easy. I don’t have 3 hungry kids to feed, a mortgage, car loans and many other bills to worry about. I don’t know how he managed.
I’m gonna do my best to stay positive and carve out some time for writing.