Sunday, March 24, 2013


So many things have been happening around here in the past few weeks, it's almost hard to wrap my head around it.

There are times when you think that your path ahead of you is straight and clear, but in the blink of an eye it can change.
Last week we found out about possible layoffs in my company. After almost 17 years with the same company, it came as a shock.
This week it was pretty much confirmed that I would be one of the ones laid off.

And by Friday I had a new position in the company.

This new position is in a division that I have not dealt with before, so it will be totally new to me.
I will feel like a new hire all over again.
With this position comes many new responsibilities, a larger role in the company, and travel.

Needless to say, my cushy easy job is coming to an end, and it will soon be balls to the wall working again.
After seven years in my current position, I will have to dig in my closet and find my thinking cap and dust it off. I will actually have to think, negotiate with clients, and deal directly with VP's and Directors in my company. Something I have not had to do in a long time.

I'm actually looking forward to it. I will have to leave my little haven here, and actually wear "outside, proper" clothing. No more telecommuting, wearing yoga pants, polo shirts, and slippers for me.
I will also have to re-learn air travel, as I have not had to travel for work in several years. As a matter of fact, the last time I flew, which was for work, was pre 9/11. Scary, huh?

So now my time will be spent digging hand sanitizer, body spray, nail clippers, nail files, knives, drugs, illegal narcotics, stolen kidneys and whatever other contraband is floating around in the bottom of my purse that may be confiscated by TSA, and moving it elsewhere. I will also have to become familiar again with driving on a regular basis, wearing decent clothing, and being around beings that don't bark or meow, or call me mom or wife. And I have to start wearing shoes that don't come from Dollar General.

All in all it will be a big change. But it will be worth it. I will remain employed, and this will give me a bigger footprint with my company.

But it will also take me away from home more. Away from JW, college boy, and my fur babies.
And it will take me away from here.

But JW will still be here. He will hold down the fort for me, and keep everyone updated.

And keep my pillow warm for me...


  1. Good luck to you! Travel isn't easy, by a long shot, these days.

    1. Thank you. I am not anticipating it at all!

  2. It beats being unemployed. Having to wear proper clothes would really be hard for me.

    1. Wearing proper clothes is not fun, but shopping for them is!

  3. Congrats! I think it sounds exciting. Unemployment is NOT exciting :(
    Guess you'll be getting to know the "good folks" at the TSA now.


    1. I cringe thinking about having to deal with them.

  4. Congrats. There are worse ways to be laid off. Let me know if I can help reaqcuaint you with air travel. It's not terribly difficult or as invasive as many make it sound unless you intentionally try to be difficult. Email me if you like a refresher.

    1. Thank you so much for the kind offer. Thankfully JW travels occasionally for his job and has frequent dealings at DFW with his job. He has counseled me on proper airport ettiquette so far. Like wearing flip flops, taking stabby things out of my purse, and having to empty all of my junk from my briefcase. I have to say I am not looking forward to TSA, but the job is worth it.