I am almost 52. I got terminated by my place of employment over the phone, last month, while on medical leave recovering from a necessary major surgery.
I got some short term disability. I got approved for unemployment and medicaid. I am now approved to go back to work. I am at a loss of how to move forward with my life. The work I did is specialized to a certain extent and not sure how my skill sets could relate to more ordinary workforce. I began my journey into the current profession in 2011. I was a nanny, housekeeper, and elder care giver before. I obtained an associates degree in occupational science in funeral service in 2012. We have moved 7 times since 2011. It has been challenging, to state it mildly, as an older woman entering the field(still dominated by men), being a single parent at the time, and having no family or background in funeral service. But have currently two state licenses to practice. I am wondering if I should complete my bachelor's degree in organizational leadership(not quite sure how to work that in the mix)? or should I consider reinventing myself all together? I have an artistic talent, more in line with an introvert personality. I am an excellent team player and hard worker. I have a heart for families and love to be a part of a business thriving. And now, currently unemployed and to be honest feel kicked in the gut. Any ideas? help me brainstorm? help me network into a different field or profession? I need to keep moving forward, somehow.