You have no idea how much I hate what I’m about to type. I got laid-off… again. Thankfully I saw it coming and wasn’t surprised at all, but it doesn’t really make it much easier. This is the fourth time it’s happened to me since graduating and I feel like my life has been stuck on pause for seven years. It’s very hard and I’m scared and sad and frustrated.
It was a rough week. Not only did I get laid-off, 25% of the company also lost their jobs. When a few of us went out to get drunk on our last day, three of the four FMIers at the table were unemployed.
And then, to finish off the week, Bear, my favorite dog nephew, was put to sleep. He was suffering from cancer, and Jason and Laurie wouldn’t stand for that (rightfully), so they bought him a steak and had him put down. I was really upset not only for Jason and Laurie, but for Ben, their other dog. Jason and Laurie know what happened to Bear, they know he’s not coming back, but Ben has no idea what’s going on. All he knows is how much he misses his brother.
Below is my favorite picture of Bear. It’s almost like he KNOWS how ridiculous he looks and is laughing at himself.
Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah!
There’s been one bright spot to this week and it’s been Allan, my incredibly loving, supportive and amazing boyfriend. Seriously, I don’t know what I did to get so lucky.