Saturday, January 22, 2005

Mixed blessing

I was let go from my job yesterday. It wasn't unexpected, it wasn't really unwelcome, but it still hurts.

I've spent the last year trying to figure out what I want to do with my life. I wasn't happy with the clinical research side of things, even tho it interested me at the beginning. Going back to genetic counseling would take so long (certification etc) that it's not really practical.

I'm not even sure what state I want to be in. My family is on the East Coast and I'm out here in Arizona. I don't get to see them enough, but is now the right time to pull up stakes and go back. It's not like I'd have any clearer idea of what to do there then I would here. And moving sucks.

So for now I'm going to file for unemployment, take some "what career fits you the best" tests and start looking for something to keep at least a small stream of cash coming in.

I've always liked the phrase "When God closes a door, somewhere he opens a window." Now's the time to start searching for that window.

6 comments:

Becky said...

I am sooooo sorry to hear about this... Let me know if I can do anything for you. I am not so good at networking but I am a good listener and will sit and vent with you for awhile if you need it.

Hunny said...

Wow sorry to hear about your job. I hope that everything works out for you. Good luck!!!

Jack said...

I'm so sorry for you! I think it is a blessing in a way - it did sound like you were very unhappy there. Please let me know if you need anything. I think Kim and I are getting together to knit one day this week if you want to join us.

Keep your chin up.

Brooke

Kirsten said...

Pam, I am really sorry about your job. I hope you find your window and that it is a perfect fit for you. If you need anything, please let me know......Take care.

Stephanie said...

Pam: Sorry to hear about the job, sounds like perhaps a blessing in disguise? I kinda know what you're feeling, as I've had a restlessness myself for the last yr or so trying to figure out what to do to get myself into a better "fitting" job. Corporate life brings me now pleasure. I wish you the best and hope you find the "window" opens to a perfect view :D

Anonymous said...

Pam, sorry about the job. Unemployment can be kind of weird - painful but educational. You're basically trading money for free time except you think you should be using all the time to jobhunt. Hope it goes well for you, that you do enjoy the free time, and that you find a job you like much better.