March 4, 2010

Don't cry for me.

Yesterday at 11:00 I was pulled into a conference room and laid off.
I am now in the process of fine-tuning my resume and preparing to step back into the world of searching for a job. In the end it's a good thing. I now have 3 years of experience, i'm 5 classes into a masters degree and I know what i'm looking for.

Don't cry for me. I will land on my feet. I have strength and determination to not just become another statistic from this horrible economic downturn.

I'm taking my lemons, and i'm making lemonade.


But you may have to excuse me from the blog world for a few days. my heart just isn't here right now.

36 comments:

SG said...

Dude that sucks! This economy is an evil bitch! Sounds like you have a positive attitude which is the best thing. I'm sure you'll find something even better soon. Best of luck!

KLaw said...

I'm so so sorry Jenni. I wish there were more I could do for you. keep your chin up!

Cat said...

so sorry to hear about this!
unfortunately thats just the way the economy is going, if you dont feel it was a fair dismissal then take them to court for unfair dismissal or constructive dismissal!! xxx

KatieSPerk said...

That stinks! But your attitude is impressive. Thinking about you! Good luck on the job search.

Kimbirdy said...

Oh honey! Totally take time to take care of you, whatever that means for you at this time. You definitely will land on your feet, but it's also totally natural to feel a little heartbroken.

Here's to very tasty lemonade! : )

carrie1 said...

We are all here for you now and when you get back! =)

Rasha said...

Sorry love, but I have faith you will get through it!

Nicole said...

Good luck! You'll do great with your positive attidude.

Annie said...

oh no hun :( i'm sorry to hear.
you have such a great attitude though! keep your chin up, you get through this! :)

Simone said...

Oh honey, I am very sorry to hear your news....take all the time you need, we will be here when you are ready.

I admire you for being so positive....if anyone can make it happen, you can Jenni....you are so focused and so capable....I know something good will come of this.

Stay strong sweetheart....big hugs to you xo

Gwen said...

Girl I am sad. :( Too much of that seems to be going on. I'm sending prayers your way. XOXO

Cristin said...

I am still in utter shock... You are goin to be missed SOOOO much around here.

bananas. said...

Oh lady, i'm so sorry. I hate the economy right now :(

i'm sending you good mojo that you find another job soon. Hugs. Xoxo.

Caroline said...

Always always make Lemonade!! Sending you LOVE LOVE LOVE... it will be ok, keep your head up!! XO

Llama said...

Oh no! Im so so so sorry. Keep your head up and stay positive. Your engaged! Be happy happy!

brittany said...

EFF THIS ECONOMY!!! I'm so sorry lady. :(

hugs to you!

Gabby said...

:( I'm sorry. I was laid off last year, it sucked big time. BUT you have a great attitude and that's key! I really believe things happen for a reason...and you never know what's around the corner for you. :)

Belen said...

Dude, that stinks. :/ But I have tons of faith in you and your awesomeness. Who could possibly turn you down?! ♥

Trac~ said...

Sorry to hear that my friend. Sending lots of hugs and good luck your way! xoxoxo

my name is lauren. said...

sorry to hear that girl! but i am very excited to see what the future holds for you. the world is your oyster!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Sorry to hear that Jenni but you have the best attitude. Make the best lemonade ever lady!

Kitty said...

I've come over from 'The Bottom of the Ironing Basket' to have a mosey around.
Oh ouch. Being laid off is rather inconvenient, however, as others have pointed out, you have a great outlook and plenty of positivity, big bonuses. So you can kick-start the CV, maybe do a bit more wedding planning than you'd have been able to and spend more time with your darling man. All good things in my book!

I like my lemonade made with cane sugar syrup and fizzy water. I drink a LOT...

Warm hugs and quiches from Kitty

Blair @ Reasonably Swanky said...

I'm not sure if my comment went thru...so I will try this again.
I am so sorry! But when one door closes, a few more open. I am hoping this is going to be something that is a blessing and you find a job that is better and good luck on your masters! Proud of you!
xo

MCW said...

I am so sorry! Not a good time, but I know you will find one even more suited to you and what you need!

Ela said...

Jenni, I'm so sorry.
I'm so happy you have a plan and know that you will be okay. Really, truly you WILL be.

Sending big hugs your way.

Sparkly Peach said...

I am really sorry, but everything happens for a reason. So I am sure its for the best. And enjoy some free time anyway. Good luck in your job search!

Simply Mel said...

Came over from Simone's beautiful post to you...all about weddings! So sorry to hear about your job, but your making lemonade attitude will definitely make a difference! Good luck to you...

Dumbwit Tellher said...

You've got the right attitude Jenni and I always tell myself that it's because there are better things that lie ahead for me. I just don't know it yet. Must admit that at times it certainly does not feel that way.
Simone is a good friend and she wanted all of us to wish you well. Congrat's on grad school & congrat's on your engagement. Much to look forward too.

All the very best ~ deb

Liz said...

aww sweetie, i am so sorry to hear that. i am in the same field of lemons. great attitude though. i am sure you'll find something in no time.

~KS said...

Oh Jenni.... you are excused for as long as your heart needs. But do know, we are all here waiting... sending love, saying prayers, missing you, thinking of you...

I am so proud of you for your beautiful attitude. Here's to a big glass of lemonade... go out there and find what you want, and know you're amazing and can do anything!!

Love you lots... xoxox

Lori said...

Simone suggested I come over for a visit. I wish I had some glorious words of wisdom for you...but unfortunately I do not. Why did I come over then?? To commiserate with you...no... I will just say keep your chin up ~ things WILL get better and add a splash of rum to that lemonade!!

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

So sorry, but it seems like you are looking at the positives! You will come out on top! :)

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Oh Jenni I am so sorry to read this. But you are an AMAZING girl and I know there are great things around the corner for you. I love your positive outlook and I know you'll land on your feet. :)

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

I'm glad we are friends. You inspire me. This will all work out. I love u.

Dionne said...

I don't know you, and this is the first time I have come to your blog. I found you through the Bright Side Project - you won the Kelly Moore Camera Bag! What perfect timing! I first came over here to check out the person that I am so jealous off because she won such a cool bag, but now I have read your post, and your positivity is inspiring. I hate to admit it, but you deserve that bag! Congrats, girl!

Micaela said...

you're pretty amazing jenni, did you know that? You WILL land on your feet and find something fabulous.

hugs to you beautiful bride-to-be!!! xoxoxo