Unemployment: Day One

I knew yesterday that it would take a while for it all to sink in.  It was my last day at skirt! and Carolina Bride, and when I went in in the morning, I was stressed, as usual.  I was thinking about the stuff I needed to write, who I needed to call, what I needed to get done.  Stressed – on my last day.  

I talked to my friend Kristin about it over sushi at lunch (mmm, Crunchy Diablo roll...), and she told me to “let it go, dude.”  I pointed out that I still feel responsible for what happens – I also know it’s no longer my responsibility.  Whoa.

For 14 months, the success of these two magazines has been my responsibility, and now…it’s not?  


This morning, when I woke up, it was weird.  (Granted, I’ve only been awake for about an hour – so far, unemployment is SWEET!)  That’s it.  No more rushing into the shower (I always rush), rushing to dry my hair, tripping out to my car as I pull on my boots, realizing I’m almost out of gas and swinging into the Citgo, realizing I skipped breakfast and swinging into Mickey Ds for a coffee and a plain english muffin, driving 40 minutes to work, realizing I forgot my deck pass and calling Kristin to come let me in, and then slinking sheepishly to my desk, hoping no one notices I’m late and makeup-less.

Yeah, Day One is not so bad.

Now, as for what to get up today, here’s what’s on my list so far:

  • Sleep in
  • Drink a massive cup of coffee
  • Write a blog
  • Telephone meeting about a freelance project
  • Laundry

I’m completely open after that.  Any suggestions?

Author: Faith

Faith Dwight is a photographer and a writer. She is a Southern American girl living just north of London with her British husband, Simon and their two halfling sons.

8 thoughts

  1. Hello Faith, I am sorry for your job… I just wanted to tell you that I am with you on this. I am glad that you seem to have other projects. You have a lovely writing style and I always thought that there was a lot that you could do with it.
    Good luck!

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