Well it happened. I honestly did not expect it to happen for a bit longer. I do not think there was much I could do to keep it from happening, and yet it still feels odd.
For the first time in my short life, I have been laid off.
Now before you start feeling bad for me, let me run down some of the perks.
I have been able to spend all day with my son, which includes taking a nice long nap today. I get to spend a lot of time with my beautiful wife during the last couple months of carrying our twins. I get to spend a lot of time with all of my family before moving across the country. I was given severance from my company, and I will be able to collect unemployment.
So the phrase some might use for this situation is "Blessing in disguise", but it really did not disguise itself very well.
Monday, May 2, 2011
Below is one of my favorite poems for many reasons but one is that Emily can recite it from memory any time I ask.
If you can keep your head when all about you
If you can dream--and not make dreams your master,
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,