Unemployment: Day One

April 22, 2009

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?  

Heavy.

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:

I’m completely open after that.  Any suggestions?

8 responses to “Unemployment: Day One”

  1. Joanne says:

    Write me a letter 😉 !

  2. Helen says:

    And me!!

  3. Christina Cameron says:

    Visit me in Holland.

  4. Katie says:

    Visit Stick Boy in Fuquay. You can grab some coffee, enjoy a scone, and be surrounded by people who think your the best, love your work, and are praying for you.

  5. kelli says:

    COME TO NASHVILLE!!! …and we can chat over coffee 🙂

  6. Sybille says:

    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!
    Sybille

  7. christyleeknutson says:

    Finish that LOVELY shirt we started! 🙂

  8. Sarah Kearns says:

    5 words: Marshmallow Dream Bed, Holy Cannoli

    just one more day!

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