Saturday, May 9, 2009

Back in the saddle

Now I see how easy it is to get hooked on doing a little writing every couple of days (Stephani--you were right!). This has been a bittersweet week, so I thought I'd list a few top of mind pros and cons:

  • Getting laid off on Tuesday
  • Meeting with friends and colleagues--all who want to help however they can. Thank you, everyone. This is why I love you all and am blessed to have you in my life
  • Buying a new laptop mini and getting back online to stay in touch, do research, and find a new job
  • I spent Friday golfing with my hubby and ended up not losing that day as a vacation day
  • I'm able to catch up on some research/reading that I'm not always very good at. First on the reading list is Groundswell, and then I think I'll pick up Seth Godin's Tribes--or perhaps catch up on the other 3-4 Seth Godin books that I've had for a while--and then maybe I'll look at Guy Kawasaki and definitely, Malcolm Gladwell.
  • Getting laid off on Tuesday
  • I had to buy a new laptop
  • Budget just got even tighter

Notice that some pros and cons are the same thing. Allow me to explain:

  • Pro/Con #1: Getting laid off on Tuesday. I was already looking, so this was a forcing function, albeit a far more fast and final forcing function; it's a blessing, but at the same time, it sucks. My friends and colleagues have all stepped up with kinds words and support, so I have faith that I will land again before I know it.
  • Pro/Con #2: Buying a new laptop. While the HP Mini is terribly cute and fire engine red with a hot floral design on the top, it wasn't exactly in the budget to buy a new laptop. But unless Jim and I were willing to set some kind of schedule for laptop use--we wouldn't have been able to work that out well--I wouldn't have been able to be in contact as soon as I was.

Anyway, the sunshine beckons and the kids have donned their bike helmets and new knee and elbow pads. We're firing up the barbecue tonight to have steak and I have a Mike's Hard Lime in hand.

Tomorrow is another day and another opportunity will call. I wonder who or what it will be?

1 comment:

  1. I just had to be the first one to comment. Couldn't resist :-) Keep up the good work, we all know that you will land something even bigger and better!