Life in the Slow Lane

Or should I say crazy lane?!

These last few weeks have been quite the adventure! I have had my 4th of July cabin trip and Alaska trip planned forever. Like for months. So needless to say I have been very excited and looking forward to the trips for a long time. The Wednesday before I left on a Saturday morning for 10 days, I was brought into the conference room at work by my boss and the CFO.

“There is never an easy way to do this. You have seen the revenue and know that we have to do something. I am sorry but we are going to have to eliminate your position until the numbers are better.”

I kind of knew this was coming only because my boss was fricking incredible and I did see the numbers every week. But it still comes as a shock when it actually happens. It was 4:00 on a Wednesday and I was all but walked out of the job I started when I moved to Boston last year. WHOA!

I have mentioned this before but I will say it again – I am honestly one of those people who sees the good in most situations. I truly believe that everything happens for a reason. I know that there is light at the end of a really surprising tunnel. And seriously, there are much worse things that can happen to a person – losing a job is hard, but it is nothing compare to what some of my friends and family have gone through in the last few months.

So I went on my vacation – applied to jobs and talked to recruiters and applied to jobs as I could, and had a fabulous time. (Separate blog coming about the adventures.)

There is something to be said about enjoying your life even as it throws you curve balls. In the week since I have been home, I have babysat a couple of times, I am dog sitting, I am trying to work on my side hustle (SeneGence/LipSense – look it up, for real!), and have had the chance to lay in the sun, see friends, interview a boat load, start to pack, just about anything that I have wanted to do. I forgot how nice it is – honestly.

I admit that I got stressed for a solid 45 minutes when I found out I didn’t get a job that I really was hoping for but friends helped me realize that it wasn’t meant to be. I have the best friends in the world!

Life advice from the Nicest Masshole: Positivity is hard as shit – I am not going to lie. But it doesn’t do us any good to be negative. You know it is true.