Half of my work unit were made redundant last week. They were offered equivalent contracts with the company taking over those operations, so it could’ve been far worse, but the rest of us are on edge. None of our immediate supervisors had any forewarning so it is difficult to take their reassurances without question. I’ve worked there for almost three years. In truth I knew it was probably time to start looking again, but now it seems like I’m running against a fluid deadline that no one really acknowledges. I’d like to move closer to my family so that’s the way I’m leaning. I’m wary.
Today I’m thankful for creative thinking.
I’ve been trying to figure out a side hustle. I’m not particularly good at anything marketable so it’s been a pain. I’m a good singer and great at data aggregation. The one time I sang for pay it took all the joy out of the experience, and I’m not sure who’d pay for all the information I could collect about ancient Anatolia.
I’m a tree hugger. I figure without an environment we won’t be able to survive as a species. It’s just as likely we’ll blow ourselves up, but we need an actual livable planet if we make it that far. I may have figured out how to combine most of those things together. I’m not sure.