Hoping a door will open

The door closed on me at work. They laid me off.

During the time before I left I tried to do the best I could. Moping and being angry would have helped no one, least of all myself. Making other people unhappy to see you is not a good way to leave a job, whether you’re leaving voluntarily or not.

I tried to leave things as in shape and with no pending work. Not possible, but I did the best I could. They’re going to be stretched pretty thin there as it is.

Now I’m hoping a door will open.

Initially I’d thought to go out to agencies right away. But Mom has a doctor’s appointment that I have to go to and the last time I applied at an agency I was working within a couple of days. I don’t want to have to take time off the first week I’m working someplace so I’ll wait until that’s over and then apply.

I have been taking the time to work on getting an Etsy shop set up to sell the jewelry I’ve been making for years. I’ve spent some time every day designing banners, taking photos of jewelry, or making jewelry. Usually some combination of all three. And I have a class in how to start a jewelry business this weekend. It seems like now is as good a times as any to get this going. I’ve been thinking of it for years.

I can’t stay home forever, but this little respite has been nice. With all that’s happened in the last year and Mom’s continuing problems, it’s nice to have a little less to handle for a while.

One thought on “Hoping a door will open

  1. I got laid off in September. As a job hunting strategy, I started a blog with my resume on it (http://tonylamb.wordpress.com) that pushed information to my Twitter and LinkedIn account. It was my social media campaign. My new job brings up my experience with social media all the time, so I guess it paid off. Good luck!

    Tony

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