It’s been a while since I’ve blogged. Tony and I got married last year and celebrated our 1st anniversary this past April. We also welcomed a bouncing baby boy in June to join our terrible two daughter. Life has been good…and chaotic…and good.
After 4 years and 10 months of working at the company I was with, the decision was made to lay me off due to lack of work to go around. I was essentially 9 months pregnant at the time. Moments after I was notified (It was on a Monday morning), I was left confused and angry. As the day progressed, I decided it took too much energy to be bitter, angry and worried. My husband, however, was pissed. Honestly, everyone (business related and personal) I talked to had the same reaction, just plain livid. They were also impressed at how gracefully I was taking it. I think people expected me to lash out and act the angry black woman part. Most people would have but honestly, I couldn’t. One, I was too pregnant to risk my son’s health and two, they just weren’t worth it. I grew tired of telling the story over and over again and was glad when my last day came.
I spent the next month at home enjoying my daughter and preparing for my son’s arrival. It was honestly what I needed. A break from the foolishness of work. While not thinking about new work, an opportunity for a video interview came along to which I couldn’t say no. I interviewed on a Tuesday and welcomed my son on the following Thursday by scheduled C-section. Two weeks later, they offered me a job with a delayed start date so that I could enjoy my children for a while. Great news.
We also have a buyer lined up for our townhome that wasn’t even on the market. We were planning to move because we were out of room but not until the fall sometime. Things have sped up quite a bit. We’re planning to move before Labor Day. To Virginia. Where we have a support system for our kids. There will be date nights once more!
On top of all of this, I am working on my Masters. I am a lunatic.
We’re making quite a few life changes all at once but it’s all worth it.
Goodbye Atlanta! We will definitely miss you!