Wednesday, October 7, 2009

And the anxiety sets in. . .

I was up at 3 am this morning and I couldn't turn off my brain. I've decided that perhaps I should have named my blog "Why did I go into the Construction business and what to do when it all comes crumbling down".

Actually, I've personally already dealt with a layoff back in 2007 from my position as a Field Manager for a very large home builder. I was unemployed for a year and a half. It was horrible! I eventually found a job which was not in my field and only paid about half of what I was use to making, but it was steady and secure (well, as secure as it can be these days). I've been at this job for a little over a year now. It's not exciting by any stretch of the word, but I'm grateful to have it - and it's health benefits!

Now, my husband (also in the field of construction) is facing his impending layoff. He may have a month; he may have 4 months. We don't know. So. . .here we go again. Unfortunately, we (or shall I say our bills) will not be able to survive the loss of his income; especially since we've already taken such a hit with the loss of my previous job.

I guess in 10 years, like those who survived the Great Depression, I will hopefully be able to talk about the hardships that I too survived during this unwelcome event. It just sucks having to go through it right now!

So now, my anxiety sets in, yet again.

Perhaps, this will all reveal itself as a blessing. . . maybe now I will be forced to take some risks. I really have no choice anymore. The safety nets are quickly being ripped from under me. Would it be too cliche to end with. . .

"Desperate times call for desperate measures"?

Perhaps, I will instead end with this. . .

"Suggestions welcomed". . . (as if anyone is actually reading this. LOL!)


  1. thanks for stopping by!! i'm also awake at 3 a.m. (more like 4, actually), and my mind is racing with a thousand things...i've tried to direct them to creative things, but often, it's the fact that my employer expects me to travel lots and lay out lots of cash (upwards of $10,000) and then takes their time about paying me back...lemme tell you, that will keep you awake at night!!! yikes!

    anyway, i don't have a solution...other that we're making moves to simplify our life so we're not so dependent on me having this job where they do this to me...

    i personally blog to keep sane. :-) again, thanks for stopping by so i would discover you. :-)


  2. J- You are my one and only follower! You don't really get anything for coming in first place. . .except to hear me blab! :)

    I have to tell you, I totally understand the whole waiting to get reimbursed thing. It's kind of like paying taxes. . .they're quick to take your money, but very slow to give it back!

    Simplifying can definately be a challenge, but I think it is definitely worth it. To not be bound by tasks and items and other people's schedules, but only to your own passions . . .I think it may be worth it!

    P.S. Norway sounds really beautiful. . .ahh.