A New Experience … Leads to a New Stage of Life

Okay, so this past Thursday, October 15th, 2009, I was laid off from my job.

This is the first time I have been asked to leave a job. It is a very unusual feeling. It is a little hard describe, mostly because I don’t have some the “expected” reactions of anger, resentment or anything like that. Nope I just felt disappointed in myself that I was not being a good enough employee for them to keep me. The only other thing I felt was worried about how I was going to continue to provide for my wife and I. Now the place I work for does its best to take care of its employees, be they leaving or long term, so they have given me till mid November to work for them while I seek out a new job.

So now looking for a new form of gainful employment. And to find a job that better suits my interests and that is a better fit. This past job is much more engineering focused, and I’m … well … a visual artist so, despite an interest in the subject it was a poor fit as a job.

This leads me to a bit of a quandary. I have many interests and a fair amount of skill in several bits of software, design techniques, and some general knowledge of web technologies, but no degree, in these fields, and a woefully underdeveloped digital portfolio. So I’m trying to figure out what I’m going to do.

For now, when you get a chance pray for me.

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