At first when I was laid off, I was so upset, I felt betrayed. Looking back , it was the best thing that ever happened to me. I got a much needed break , I got to properly grieve my mother who died the day before I started my new job, it was certainly divine intervention. I like that I get to choose my next career path and being picky. I’m studying the companies financials, their leadership, how they feel about Diversity and Inclusion and asking the hiring manager how they feel and what their culture is like. One last thing. What makes me upset is how people view unemployed workers. So I want to say this, please don’t feel sorry for us, we didn’t die. Don’t pity us, we’ll land on our feet again and for Pete’s sake , empower us, don’t make us dwell on the lack of having a job. It’s not that deep. Not to get religious but I listened to TD Jakes this morning and I heard what I needed to start the week off right. I’m full of gratitude that I’m about to start a new journey and meet new people. I’m excited about what’s to come!! So if you’re unemployed don’t dwell on it, instead process the shock and awe, get some rest and move forward. This too shall pass..