Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Guess I'll just stay at home

No more 8:30 meetings that last 2 hours, sometimes more and say the same thing over and over.  No more 4:30 meetings telling me what a crappy job I'm doing.  No more to-do lists that have 25 plus things on it that I can never quite get through.  No more tears (over this).  No more stress (related to this).  No more feeling like a hamster trapped in a wheel performing the definition of insanity.

Yesterday I got laid off.  And I should be upset.  I should be devastated by it.  But I'm not.  Not even a little bit.  I can't even muster a little regret up.  It was so obviously not the place for me.  And I was there simply because it was a job that paid me.  I cannot even begin to describe you the weight I felt was physically lifted off of me when they told me. 

I have a few ideas of what I'm going to do.  A few plans I want to try to get going.  Mostly I'm going to enjoy these last three months of pregnancy and take this time to ready my house for the arrival of Mr. Jackson.  I'm fully aware at some point I will probably have a freak out about the fact that I don't have a job, but hubby and I are on the same page.  We both feel this is the best thing that could have happened.  When I'm stressed so is he and removing the source of stress is good for both of us.  We are going to be okay.  Actually better than okay.  We are going to be great.  I just feel it.  So congrats to me for getting out of the rat race for a little while!  Think I'll go eat some bon-bons in celebration.


bekah said...

Congrats!! I can honestly say thats the first time Ive ever congratulated someone over the loss of a job! I totally understand what you are saying...Im glad this is a positive for you! You dont need that stress on top of everything else pregnancy brings!

Michelle, Queen of Everything said...

I'm so happy for you! You deserve to ENJOY this time without all the stress of that place. I know it was sucking the life out of you. Jackson deserves a calm and rested mama.

Julie said...

I left the same place voluntarily last year and have had not one single second of regret. And you'll get unemployment!!!

Congrats girl!


Girly Muse said...

Well, given your extremely positive attitude on this whole situation, I have to say I am so happy that you were laid off!

Enjoy every moment. Rest. It's excellent timing. Have a few bonbons for me too, please.

Amber Parmentier said...

The same thing happened to me when I was pregnant with my daughter... my company submitted my lay off paperwork the day my maternity leave started. It was the best thing that could have happened for me and my daughter! Enjoy your time off!