For the first time in 24 years I'm unemployed. I've only had 3 main jobs in my life, Winn Dixie when I was 17 for 3+ years, Peaches Music for 5.5 years and then DeFalco ad agency where I've been for almost 15 years. The company is basically done for and they let me go today. I keep--almost--getting upset. I knew this was coming, but wasn't expecting it today. Kind of a relief as it means it's time to move on and focus on doing something different. Problem is this economy sucks and it may not be easy to just simply get another job, especially making what I did there and have the freedom and schedule I did there as well. SO things are kind of scary right now.
I think I will head to Seattle for a week or two and visit my dad and grandmother. Dad lives at the base of Mt. Ranier and I think I could stand to stare at the mountains for a little while and breath in some cold air. Recharge, chill out and come up with a plan. Maybe get some more writing done. Even just starting to write again would be good.
Need to focus on publishing and get books out to keep income coming in.
The owner of the ad agency is going to keep paying my insurance for me so I don't lose it. But who knows how long the company will remain standing. Everyone is supposed to start working from their homes in November. I don't think that will last long since they just lost their other huge client, a dealership chain like Bill Heard that is folding too. My boss and Krista are going to be working out of my boss' house. That's scary itself.
Everything is a mess, but I pl;an on DJing tonight so hopefully it won't be dead ans suck. But I know next week will be good. Then I'll probably be gone for a few weeks. We'll see.