Monday, January 07, 2013

Happeeee Anniversareeeeee! Or, A Mixed-Bag Monday today marks two years since the job for which I came to Indiana...laid me off. 

Eliminated my "position," which was good news, since that way I got a severance package. Paid me that severance, which was good news, since I was then able to do what I had wanted to do for a long time--go into full-time freelance work. But did it rather abruptly and without much warning, at 3:30 in the afternoon, when I did NOT have a car available to haul stuff home. Which meant I hauled home my personal belongings on a BUS.

Yeah, there are some aspects of things like this that are just unfortunate.

But overall? I'm glad. I'm a happy freelancer, albeit not a rich one yet.
And quite frankly...I've come to the conclusion more than once that I'm simply not "employee" material. I'm "entrepreneur" material, or "contractor" material, or "freelancer" material. "Employee" I don't do so good at, for many reasons.

So this isn't a sad, or mad, or upsetting anniversary.
It's kind of a great day.
The other side of the coin, though, is that it's also the day when we take down Christmas stuff in the house.
Which makes it kind of a sad day as well.
And--joy of joys--I actually have a dental problem to get taken care of this afternoon.
And we all know how much we all love going to the dentist.

Can I do Mondays, or what?


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