Or day 4? Or the count hasn’t even started yet? It all depends on how you look at it. Friday felt like my first day joining the ranks of the unemployed. After a speech full of terms like “budget constraints,” “position elimination” and “valued service,” I was sent home with legal documents and instructions to read and think it all over. Oh, but I could come back and work a few days next week and wrap things up.
I’m technically employed through the end of our fiscal year (cool, I still have a job…?), an office appearance is the professional equivalent of a walk of shame. With my phone email access and remote login cut off, I can take a hint. Let’s go with Day 4.
I am trying very hard to heed a good friend’s advice to do and think as little as possible for a few weeks. Stayed very social all weekend, got some editing for my side job—now, only job—wrapped up. But want to set some type of goal for each day. Finally, I can go to that 9 am Zumba class with all the retirees and stay at home moms. Whew.
Of the many things small and large that will make for my unemployed to-do list is: Unsubscribe. To at least five email lists each day. Until, in theory, I am mostly only getting emails I want and need.
This is both an exercise in efficiency and of restraint. No job = no need to be tempted by SALE, DISCOUNT, HOT STYLES and MUST HAVES all the dang time. Just did the 1st 5; breaking it up into a small daily number will hopefully help me to whittle away at it and not become overwhelmed.
On to the next item on the list—write the list.