Tuesday, November 01, 2011

A sad day!

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My company had a re-org today and unfortunately my job was eliminated.

It's a very scary place to be with the economy the way it is. I found this job almost 10 years ago after being laid off during the dot-com bust in 2001.  I'm hoping I have the same good luck finding a job this time!

If anyone in Silicon Valley (San Francisco Bay Area) knows of an open Executive Assistant or Administrative Assistant job please let me know. I have a lot of experience supporting Directors and VPs in high tech and medical device companies.

I'll be okay financially until at least late Spring of 2012 but the sooner I find a job the better!

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130 comments:

Dezeray Jule said...

So sorry! That happened to my mom recently too... She was lucky enough to find another job right away so hope you will too! good luck to you!

Flea Market Trixie said...

sorry to hear that, I'm sure you will find a better job soon!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Best wishes on your new job search Cindy. So sorry to hear that. I have a good feeling though you will land something even better!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

So sorry Cindy. Wishing you good luck with the job search!

momstheword said...

I'm sorry to hear that, Cindy. I am glad that you have something put away to tide you through but I'm going to pray that you'll find a job real quick and won't have to use it!

Laura said...

Hello Cindy,
I'm so sorry to hear that, I wish you all the best to find a new job. A change could be very good for you, I'll pray for you to find a job very soon.
Big Hugs,
Laura

Sewconsult said...

So sorry to hear Cindy. I hope that you will find something very quickly.
Beckie in Brentwood, TN

NanaDiana said...

Cindy- I hope that you are able to find a good job soon. It IS scary, in these times, to be jobless...and more and more companies keep cutting back. I'm saying a prayer for you! xo Diana

Susan in SC said...

So sorry. So many people have been hit hard in recent years. Hope you find something soon.

Susan said...

{{{hugs}}} - I am so sorry that your job has been eliminated. I hope you find a new one soon!

Ruby Jean said...

Cindy, I am still fairly new to your blog, but I must say my Heart is sad for you as well... It sounds as though you have a Very strong and well equipped Resume I will certainly pray that you come along a job soon... I do pray that this week will be blessed..

Mrs Peeks Farmhouse said...

I know its a scary time for you but you know when one door closes another one opens. Over the last few years of reading your blog I have found you to be an inspiration to all. Watching you transform yourself and your life.
I have no doubt that this is just a little bump in the road and you will change make this change into something that was meant to be....something better then you could have ever dreamed of. Look at all that you have already accomplished.
Best Wishes!!
Wendy, Mrs Peeks Farmhouse

Jen @ Creating with the J's said...

Cindy, a new door is opening for you. You might not know which door it is yet, but follow your bliss!!!
Something good will come your way!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

So sorry Cindy. This economy just sucks. I have you in my prayers. With all these blogging people that know you I am sure it will open a door. Good luck!

The Robin and Sparrow said...

I'm sorry Cindy. Too bad you don't live here in Oregon! The company my hubby works for is looking for an AA for him! I'll ask some people I know in San Francisco if they know of any openings.

stefanie said...

I am soooo sorry!! but with your talent and great personality, i know you will find a great job soon!!!!!

Kristen@MyCoveredBridge said...

I'm so sorry to hear. I'm sure you'll find something fast!

Sonia said...

I'm so sorry! With the experience you have you should get something soon. Takes now to relax and take a few days away, it's good to put thoughts into day and think about what to do next.
Good luck!

Ms. Redo said...

So sorry, that is very painful and it's a scary place to be. But with your skills and experience, I'm thinking something good will open. I just prayed that it will.

Hugs,
Mary

Katy Noelle said...

Best wishes and a hug, Cindy!

paperjunk-lc said...

Happened to me in June. Not fun. Get acquainted with LinkedIn. It has a lot of good resources.
Lucinda Cummins

Cindy said...

Oh, I'm so sorry Cindy! Praying for you!

Ashley said...

Sorry to hear this Cindy....My thoughts and prayers are with you....Xoxoxo ~Ashley

Judy said...

I'm so sorry to hear that. My advice would be to network as much as you can right now. You never know who knows who and what opportunities are out there. I'm still a big believer that everything happens for a reason and maybe there's even a better opportunity out there for you. I know it's scary but hang in there. My prayers are with you.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

I'm so sorry to hear you lost your job! Best wishes in your job search. Relax a little tonight. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Ev said...

Sorry to hear that Cindy. You are fabulous. Good luck with your job search. Your next employer is lucky to have you and they don't even know it yet!

Hope Filled Living said...

Cindy, I'm so sorry about your news. Keep your chin up, I know it's scary...but something great will come your way.....I just know it!
Hugs,
Mary

Petite Michelle Louise said...

so sorry! will keep you in my prayers and hope you find another job real soon!

Carousel222 said...

So sorry to hear this news. Good luck with the job search. I am rooting for you to find a job with new and exciting adventures. You are such a vibrant person, and you would be a real asset to any company.

Anonymous said...

will be lifting you up in prayer Cindy

Cindy said...

Whoa, you were with the company for 10 years? I'm sure that must be quite a blow to you. I can relate in some ways, my company that i've worked for for 17 years is in financial distress... it scares me to death to think of losing my job which could easily happen right now.
But,... you do have lots of skills, and you're charming,and innovative, i bet you'll find a great job in no time at all. My thoughts are with you...

Cindy

Priscilla said...

I'm so sorry. My daughter was laid off Friday. She has been going through the motions all weekend - revising and updating CV, filing for unemployment, etc.
I hope you find something interesting.

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

So sorry to hear this. I got let go too last year and have still to find the right job. I didn't look very seriously at first though. I'm looking now, seriously. Good luck. I hope you find something much better.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I have been there! It is scary! I think there is a plan.....Wishing you better days ahead!

Carol

Prior said...

Well, I am so sorry to hear this, but I think you are going to get something wonderful and I might need to be your assistant way down here in Texas!
Lezlee

Ivy and Elephants said...

Oh Cindy,
I am so sorry to hear this. You are truly in my prayers and I am sure something will come up soon. When a door closes a window opens up. Stay strong and keep the faith.

Paula

Pennyblossoms said...

So sorry to read of your news, Cindy.
I, along with all your followers no doubt, am sending you the very best of positive thoughts from across the Pond.
Keep your pecker up, as they say in Blighty! (No, it's not rude!!)
Z xx

Journey said...

I'm sorry to hear of this bad news for you. Here's best wishes that you find the job of your dreams in a timely manner.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Very sorry, Cindy. I'll say special prayers that you find a new job, the "perfect fit" for you soon!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Oh Cindy, I'm so sorry to hear that. I really feel like there's another door going to open for you and it will be even better. Hopefully that's not just wishful thinking on my part but a true prediction!

Hugs,
Judy

Gina said...

I am so sorry to hear this Cindy. Wishing you lots of luck on the job search.

JolieAnne said...

Cindy,
I am sorry to hear that you must find a new job. I am a firm believer in "when one door closes another one opens" YOU are very talented and will be drawn to a new position very soon-look at it like it is an adventure you are about to embark on and let the journey begin! I like change but some people are afraid of change.
We have been in our home for 16 years and sometimes I would like to sell and move to a smaller home, with less work to do. More time to enjoy ourselves and just take time to be and not worry!
Maybe the loss of this job will
bring more opportunities into your life! Good luck to you!

AntiqueChase said...

I'm so sorry. I hope something so much better opens for you!!

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

I'm so sorry to hear that. I hope really great things come your way :)

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Hi Cindy,

This is a sad day indeed! I haven't worked in 2 years so I feel a similar pain. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

All That Glitters said...

oh no! My heart just sunk to mu stomach. Sending lots of love and thoughts your way.

Glimpse of My World said...

Cindy.. went through the same thing 2 years ago and have not looked back...You would be a great stager for real estate companies -- email me and I can share what we look for in stagers.. Doors will open for you.... hugs! Valarie

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh, sweetie...I'm so sorry to hear that. I can totally empathize with you after losing two jobs w/in a 4 year period....all because of "company downsizing due to the economy". It totally stinks, I know. But you will find something when the time is right! Keep your chin up and try to enjoy the extra time at home for now. ♥

xoxo laurie

Karen said...

I'm so sorry Cindy, I hope you find another job soon.

Marlis said...

Cindy, so sorry to hear that. Sometimes a closed door means another opens and the new ones holds riches we can only fathom. I pray that your journey is a short one and that the new door will bring you much joy and happiness. xo marlis

Cindy said...

I am so very, very sorry to hear this and know exactly how you feel. I will keep you in my prayers for a wonderful job soon!! xoxo

ElleX said...

Cindy, I see a new, better position in your very near future! (((Hugs))) and many blessings to you!

Ginger Zuck said...

So sorry Cindy!! I am so sad to hear your news! I just know you will find a new and better job. My mother always said "things happen for a reason" so this reason is for BETTER! I will pray and keep everything crossed! Hugs,

diana said...

I think that this quote might sum up your current situation..." I know that when one door closes another one opens... but man, those hallways are a bitch"
thinking about ya!

Bohemian said...

Oh Cindy, I'm so very sorry to hear of this. May another door open soon that will be all that you Hope for in your next career move!

Dawn... The Bohemian

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

I'm sorry Cindy! I hope your job search goes well and you find something that works out perfectly for you.

Take care,
Pam

Gail said...

So sorry to hear you lost your job, Cindy. :( I only wish I knew somebody in CA that would be able to hire you quick! You sound very talented! I'm sure you'll find something soon...keep your chin up!!

Best of luck,
Gail

Cindy Logan said...

So sorry to hear this Cindy. Praying that you find a job soon. You never know, you may end up with something that you like more and with a higher salary. Aim high!

Vicki said...

Before I say one thing, I saw that little "you might also like" at the bottom of this post and it was about your son, Vince; must have missed it from before. What a handsome, high-achieving young man. These are the blessings!

Sometimes the loss of a job doesn't seem like a blessing, but it can lead to another really right thing, if you don't have a nervous breakdown in between being out of work and getting to the new work.

I was in your line of work for 25 years. Of about 7 jobs in that time, my job was eliminated in 3. On my very last job, I realized I was in jeopardy when a meeting was called with the region office to which I was not invited; as soon as everybody went to lunch, I thumbed thru my "boss's" notepad and, sure enough, my position was being eliminated across the region's offices. It was suggested we "justify" my position, so I wrote up a 10-page description of my duties and, to be really safe, took on about 50% more work from other managers, didn't submit my overtime hours...and continued working 12-hr days. I made myself so sick over it, one day I thought "what would be the worst thing that would happen if I lose this job; how can I prepare myself for the scare and shock of termination, and what will I do NOW?" Hmmm...it started looking good, like maybe it wasn't such a bad thing; I was so miserable anyway. I wound up doing them a favor and submitted my resignation, without having anything else in my pocket. It was so liberating. I'm not saying I didn't miss the money, but I landed on my feet and, you know what Cindy, you will as well.

This just makes me so mad, though, that this happened to you right when it seems like everything else in your life is going so well. It's the cycle thing; we don't seem sometimes to get to rest too easy before, WHAM, something "character-building" has to happen.

If you're okay for a few months financially, why not try your best to enjoy this favorite time of year, Thanksgiving thru Christmas; try to look at it as a gift, enjoying the things you already have on hand to decorate. You can start the new year in earnest for the job seeking. Easier said than done, I know, but it's my unsolicited advice. Will be thinking of you; chin up, Cindy! Your sunny personality will get you thru anything!

The Vintage Chateau said...

Ouch! What a bad day! Best of luck in finding something even better!
Karee

Vicki Again said...

You know, this just happened to my sister-in-law and she's been with the same firm for 25 years. They said she wasn't bringing in enough new business (insurance sales). She was just a couple of years from "normal" retirement although, with the economy, was going to extend it to age 67 or so. Her husband was let go in his fifties, too, just like her. He went on to get a job he liked better, and got in a good ten years before retiring this year; I know she will, too. In "the old days," though, it seems like a lot of experience and years on the job meant something; was protective. Not so anymore, obviously, sadly. Reinvention can be really uplifting, though. I agree with other bloggers here, in terms of you personally. Look at how you've embraced new things in the last couple of years, Cindy; you haven't gotten stagnant at all! This is just another thing to turn into something good for yourself, I'm sure of it!

d e l i g h t said...

Cindy I am so sorry to hear this. Things always work out and I'm certain something just wonderful will come along for you! Take Care

THE VERANDA HOUSE said...

I AM SO SORRY !ABOUT YOR JOB CINDY.GOD IS GOOD AN A NEW JOB WILL BE THERE FOR YOU,BLESSINGS TO YOU DEAR CINDY...THINKING OF YOU !!!!.YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS SINCERELY SANDRA...

ThreeTimes'TheCharmForVicki said...

My husband is currently working three jobs to support us (and he's no spring chicken); came in late tonight and I told him about your job loss, as I'd just left your site. He shook his head solemnly and said, "it's happening all over the country." He's on pins and needles about his primary job because he's a state employee via the university system; I'm talking about "broke" California. He's worried he could lose his job at any time. Isn't it a shame? There's such a feeling of uncertainty "out there." People just want to work hard at a good job and feel secure. I think what's really "telling" is how you can be talking to someone, and everybody knows somebody who is having job issues. Even with this post, a few bloggers have indicated the same. I know it's not a club you want to belong to, Cindy, but hope and prayer are powerful things...and you have good, recent job skills! And you're very hirable because you're a cutie patootie.

Patty said...

So sorry to hear this Cindy!! We went though a layoff a few years back, but my husband's career really took off afterwards. It was really a matter of timing. Good luck in finding a new one, and may it be even better!

jeanetteann said...

Cindy, I'm so sorry, it's not a nice place to be. I am married to a Scotsman, and he always has the saying "Whats for you will not go past you". We always say thet when something like this happens and he's always right. He says there must be something better around the corner.You wait and see,you will have something better very soon xxxx

PLB ROCKS! said...

Cindy! What a wonderful opportunity!
Your blog is your new CV. Send it out to magazines, television stations, newspapers etc.
You obviously love what you do in design - turn that 'hobby' into a job...
A whole faaabulous new world is opening up for you. Grab it with both hands.

Rose H (UK) said...

Sorry to read about your job Cindy. Here's hoping a new opportunity turns up very soon.

Sweet cherry - Zouzouna said...

God luck. I know is very difficult these days... here in Greece we are in the same condition.

But smile, everyday is a good day, and we hope for the best ! Health is the most serious thing!

Regards and smiles,and wishes for a new job, from the sunny Athens, far away (east) in Greece.

Carol Bennett said...

Cindy, so sorry to hear about your job. Good luck finding the next one!
Carol

Craft Couture by T.C. said...

Cindy - I am so sorry to hear that you just lost your job. Best wishes on getting a new job very soon! With your great talent and experiences, I am sure something good will come your way. :)

DreamgirlLisa said...

Sorry to hear that Cindy, it must be kind of scary. That is great that you have some back up to give you time to find a new job, I wouldn't be so lucky. Maybe this is a door opening to a whole new career?? You never know, but best of luck to you regardless.....

Kathy said...

Hello Cindy, so sorry to hear this - it is happening too often still - I do believe we need a drastic change in this country! I am sure you'll find a wonderful job soon! Best Wishes,
Kathy

Sherry said...

Cindy,
I am so sorry! I am sure a new job will come you way soon. Your a very mulit-talented lady! A new door will open and it will be better!
Sherry

Barbara said...

Im so sorry to hear that, I will pray for you to find a job soon.

Really Rainey said...

Cindy... Yes. Such sad and scary news in this economy! But you live in a good place to hopefully find something. And you know... when one door closes another door opens...
Sending love and light...
Rainey

Dixie said...

Cindy... I know it's scary! I was laid off 2-times in 3-years in the late 1990's... the last time.. I decided it was time for a career change (apparently God was sending me a message)... I followed my heart and found something that I love to do and... make pretty good $$'s too. You are so gifted and talented in other areas (other that admin)... I hope you'll follow your heart... I bet there are bigger and better things awaiting you out there...

blessings. Dixie

A Cottage Industry said...

Cindy, you know I was laid off at Christmas in 2008, so I know exactly how you are feeling. It's so much more scary going through a lay-off when you are single!!
Things have worked out for me and I have no doubt they will for you too!!!
I'll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers up here in the Pacific Northwest, and I'll be looking forward to what your next adventure will be and where this new challenge takes you. (Remember, THAT'S how I ended up here!)
Tracey

Terri said...

Praying that a door will open for an absolutely perfect position that will just amaze you!!! Terri

Petra said...

Check this site, Cindy!
http://ca.ixl.com/jobs

Being a blogger, you could well be Associate Editor.

Good luck!!

Anonymous said...

Cindy, Change is damn scary. But, something wonderful is about to happen. Look at everything you have accomplished so far! This is a great chance to create your dream work. Take this wonderful blog to the next level? teach others your skills? sell it all and travel the world and write about it!? I'm so sorry about the scary part, but, congratulations on the new beginning!
Sincerely,
Miranda
SF Bay Area

Clara said...

So sorry, dear Cindy. But the economy is going worst day by day everywhere! I hope you'll find a new job, very soon. Higs, Clara.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Oh I am sorry to hear this cindy! I will think good thoughts, I have no connections out there. I hope you find a job you love even better than the last one!

Sharon said...

I am not a regular follower of your but stumbled on you by accident. My job was elimated a year ago. I have worked forever...what was this change going to do to my life...well let me tell you...I have lost 52 pounds that I needed to lose and I have never been so happy. Trust in the Lord.

the cape on the corner said...

oh no! these times are so scary. i work for a non profit, and i love my employer, and i love my work. i would be devastated if this happened. best of luck in your job search!

michele said...

so sorry to hear this. it must feel as if a door is closing. but i wonder what new ones will now open as a result? hoping you will find hidden reserves of strength.

best to you.

michele

K.Ketils said...

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
John F. Kennedy

I pray for a good job for you!:)

fixitfaerie said...

Oh, I'm so sorry. You seem like such a happy outgoing person, I'm sure you will find something. You will be in my prayers. Best wishes.

Curtains In My Tree said...

Sorry Cindy

the old saying goes
been there done that back 2002

I drew unemployment till that ran out then was really desperate and got hired as a part time kelly like girl.
Now I work 3 days a week

and 2 hours on Mondays

I wish you good luck with your new job

Laurie at Bird in Hand Vintage said...

Oh, Cindy, I'm feeling for you! I've been laid off as well and am substitute teaching in the meantime. Please know you have a lot of people behind you :)

Valerie said...

Hi Cindy - this is my first visit to your blog and I was thrilled to see the huge flood of support and encouragement for you at this challenging time. I am a "retired" Personal/Executive Assistant and throughout my 47 years in the workforce found that on a couple of occasions when I was a casualty of similar corporate decisions, an even better opportunity was never far away. During the waiting process I engaged in contract/temp work and at least 2 of those led to long-term employment (1 for 8 years and the other for 5 years). Be encouraged - sometimes God allows these temporary hiccups in our lives to remind us to rely on His provision for our circumstances, and He never disappoints!

Darleen ~ Places In The Home said...

It truly is a sad time, Cindy. Thank goodness you have the financial means to sustain you, the friends to encourage you, and the prayers to comfort you. Our family company closed four years ago after being in business for 36 years. We continue to struggle but find strength in faith and "in house" encouragement. I will keep you in my thoughts & prayers.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

God doesn't close one door without opening another! You will certainly find something and it may be even better than what you had!

Sreekala said...

Cindy, visualizing and affirming a new and exciting job for you, all the way from India. Keep writing on your blog. Isn't it wonderful that you have so many readers to support you!

Sonia said...

Sorry to hear about your job..maybe this is an opportunity that you will lead you to a much better position. Anyway with your talents I am sure you will be able to find something quickly!

Best to you!
Miss Bloomers

Isabelle Thornton said...

OMGosh i am so sorry! Good luck. There is a lot of job where you live. I cross my fingers.
Hugs

Vicki said...

I'm so sorry to hear this news. Fingers crossed that you will find a job asap.

Heidi said...

Cindy, I'm so sorry. You are so very multi-talented, I just believe you will find a position quite soon! Hugs, Heidi

Melissa Lester said...

Cindy, I am so sorry to hear this! I know this was a huge disappointment. You are such a creative, talented lady, and I hope you find new work that follows your passions. Thinking of you and praying for new and exciting opportunities to come your way.

Lludria said...

Sorry to read that, Cindy! I hope you find a good job soon! I send you luck and my best wishes ♥

sheri said...

Oh, Cindy, that's too bad. Sorry you lost your wonderful job. But chin up, I know you will find something even better! It took me quite a while to find something after I was let go, but I really like what I'm doing now. So it was a good thing! (eventually!!!)
Good luck with your search!

Hartwood Roses said...

We have been through this before, and it IS very scary ... especially now. I'm really sorry.

SusieQTpies said...

Oh no! So sorry to hear this. I pray you find something soon. Keep us updated.

mo said...

I pray you find a job soon Cindy.

I am sorry to hear the news.

I will keep you in my prayers.

*hugs*

mo

Elsie said...

Oh Cindy I am so sorry to hear of your job loss. I sure hope you find something soon. My prayers are with you.

Tobi Britton*pinkpixieforest.blogspot.com said...

Don't worry Cindy,
God is just making room for your "really fabulous NEXT job"!! You know, the one you would have probably passed on because you had so many years vested in the company you were just at.
Relax, enjoy the holidays, and keep a keen eye out for where you are meant to be!
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies

Joyce's Journey said...

Oh Cindy - my goodness! I'm so sorry! I will keep you in my prayers that you find something good quickly.

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

So sorry to hear that :(. Clearly you are a talented person I am hopeful you will find something soon.

Anonymous said...

Cindy I am sorry to hear of your recent lay off. AAmpco System Parking would be a route to go for an executive position.

Cottage and Broome said...

That has happen to so many great workers unfortunately you are not alone. Will keep you in my thoughts and hope you find an even better job soon. Laura Cottage and Broome

Lisa said...

Hi Cindy, Soooo sorry, it has happened to so many of us professionals, my hubby and I came out of wholesale building products, and we still aren't working, going on two years. I am sure you are very marketable, thank goodness you planned ahead for a rainy day!
Lisa

Cozy Little House said...

I'm so very sorry, Cindy! So many people in that unfortunate and frightening position. Recently divorced, I gotta come up with something myself. Wish I had some credentials at my age!
Brenda

Aimee said...

I'm so sorry!!! We've been there!!! Prayers that an even better opportunity for you is just around the corner!!!

Aimee @ ItsOverflowing.com

MessyMissy said...

I have no doubt that with your talents you'll find a new job really quickly!:-)

Cindy said...

Cindy,
I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your job. I know that's really scary in this economy. Best wishes on your job search! Hopefully you'll find something even better!
Hugs, Cindy

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

Thinking of you as you get through this chapter in your life.

xo,

abby

Noreen said...

Sorry to read of your job loss. Hopefully you will find an even better one.

Elaine said...

So sorry Cindy. I hope your company will give you support in finding of job.

I am looking at changing jobs due to salary cuts where I work. So I will be doing the resume and interview thing too.

Meghan @ Domestic Sugar said...

oh Dear! I'm so sorry! But fear not, there is no light without the dark.

Mimi said...

I will definitely be praying that you will find an even better job soon!

NicNacManiac said...

Crap Cindy...

NicNacManiac said...

Crap Cindy... xOxO

Nellene said...

Although it can be easier said then done, try to keep you glass half full. My husband and I both lost jobs in the last 6 months but things are looking up. The beginning shock is scary but then channel that energy into finding something new. Sometimes these things can be a blessing in disguise. Sorry I have no leads, I live in San Diego. I know you'll find something!

Anonymous said...

So sorry, Cindy. Am thinking of you. Any employer would be lucky to have you so keep your chin up! Love, Esther Sunday

All Artful said...

I'm sorry. I'm sure you'll find a job soon. I'll pray you find what you are looking for.
Stephanie @ All Artful

Kathleen said...

I'll be praying for you for a job. It is hard around here where I live to be sure. Loved the picture!

Judith said...

Cindy, this may be a blessing in disguise. THIS may be the time to step out on your interior designer dreams. YOu've got the talent. Go for it. All the best in whatever you decide.

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

so sorry to read this! i'm glad it sounds like you have some money saved to get you through this time.

Iaia said...

Good luck! I am writing to you from Italy and I know exactly how you feel...I am still a lucky one but I spent 6 years before finding my actual job!
Ciao Alessandra

Persian_princess said...

Cindy, I just read this as I had not had a chance to visit the blog for a while. I'm so sorry to hear this. I only know too well how it must feel, as the same thing happened to me a couple of years ago when I lost my job. It was a shock and no one understands how it feels unless they've been through it themselves. But I've seen a lot of admin positions on job sites like Monster and with your experience, I'm sure you will find something soon. Same thing also happened to a couple of my friends and they both found jobs within a few weeks. So keep positive and keep believing that this will actually steer you toward something even better! Best of luck in your search!