I wish I could say I didn’t see it coming but I did.
There were a lot of changes around the office in the last few months and began to fear for my job, a job I wasn’t particularly fond of. I thought I might have escaped the changing tides but last week the waves finally came crashing down on me. I was let go. Now I’m just another unemployment statistic.
In any other circumstances, I would look at this as a mini-blessing. I qualify for unemployment so I could take this time to find a job that truly makes me happy. I wouldn’t have to take the first well-paying opportunity I could get. Unfortunately, I don’t have that kind of time.
Our wedding is in September and I wish I could say that I am really close to my savings goal but I’m not. I had budgeted out every month up until the wedding but now that has gone out the window. Unemployment will barely give me enough to pay my bills, my rent and have a pocket full of money to buy food or gas (note I said “or,” not “and”). Basically, if I am going to get married in September, I can’t be unemployed right now.
Now I find myself in the same situation I was in a year ago when I moved to Los Angeles, having to take a job because I needed it, not because I wanted it. Unless, of course, I win the Lotto.