Only a short month after taking an enormous leap from a secure nine-to-five into a three-month contract graphic design job, my boss let everyone in the company go. The pandemic and subsequent quarantine hit small businesses hard, which covered most of our client base. Business came to a screeching halt, and my boss was required to act fast. To avoid going into too much unnecessary detail, the layoff was messy and left employees (and clients) to scramble.
The whole situation left me feeling pretty down. In fact, I was kind of upset. I felt discarded and unappreciated and frankly, swindled. Despite these feelings, I also understand that taking this job was going to be a risk.
So instead of sulking and binging Netflix till my eyes pop out, I'm choosing to look at this layoff as a blessing. The next morning I made a long list of all the things I want to accomplish, things I didn't have time for while I was putting in overtime at this previous job. Things like: applying for dream jobs, redoing my website header, starting a drawing challenge, and learning new skills, to name a few.
This next little while is full of possibilities. I feel optimistic, hopeful and excited about what this next chapter may bring. If you're wondering how you can help, a simple follow or post share on Instagram or Facebook goes a long way.