In my post here I mentioned that I was going to do some renovations to my condo. I had a contractor ready to go, estimates were in and I knew exactly what it was going to cost me. Just before I called the contractor to start, there was a little hiccup in my life and my finances. I never really talked about this hiccup because I didn't want anyone to "feel sorry for me" and quite frankly it depressed me to even think about it.
I, a woman who was totally independent, a woman who "lived the life" a lot of 20 somethings dream of, a woman who was financially stable....was let go from my job. It happened at the end of January. I kind of, only kind of, knew that it was coming - the company was failing miserably financially, there had been other cut backs & I was happy to not be one of them, but I knew my time was coming. The good thing for me is that I had been on a mad hunt for a job. When I was let go, I'd previously had 2 interviews with a company (that I was dying to work for) and was waiting on my third and final interview at which time I was advised if they liked me, they would make an offer. My third interview was a week after I was let go & I landed the job that day! I was ecstatic, absolutely ecstatic! Not only did I land a job with a company that I've been wanting to work for for the longest, I got a pretty steep signing bonus for accepting the offer. My skill set is one they've been looking for since the economy picked up; so the signing bonus was pretty freakin sweet as was my salary offer.
I started at the new company at the beginning of March, so in all actuality I was without a job from the end of January until the beginning of March, but the break was good. I got to spend some much needed quality time with my niece, see my friends who I hadn't seen much and get everything straightened out for the renovation. Since I started the new job, I'm back to traveling every week. I've been to Chicago, NYC, and a couple of other pretty cool places. All and all it's been a good, but life changing experience.
I truly believe that everything happens for a reason, I believe that when one door closes another door opens & not only did God know it was time for me to move on, he made sure I had a place to move to. He works in mysterious ways doesn't He?
Off to bed now - I have an early morning flight to Charlotte - hope everyone had an awesome weekend!