Thursday, December 19, 2013

I Almost Left You Here

But I think I'm back to blogging. 

Not only was I struggling with the overwhelming nature of the holiday season (I mentioned it), but then poof, the company I worked for evaporated and my job with it.  So strange the way my lovely job came out of the blue and disappeared again just as suddenly. 

So I've just been feeling all the feelings and deliberately not making any decisions during this time of change. Truly I've been through much worse in my life, but nevertheless, I miss that job and the world it was in.

And I didn't feel like blogging since the layoff.  I just kept up with the daily house and family work and occasionally enjoyed a little creative cooking or sewing spurt - but I didn't pull out my camera and document anything. 

This blog was born from a chaotic change in my life and perhaps something new will be born out of this time, too.  I don't know.  But for now I'm sticking around to tell you about it.

20 comments:

sillygirl said...

So sorry the rug was pulled out from under you and it is poor timing. Draw your family close, eat well, exercise and get plenty of sleep. Time to take care of yourself.

Jennifer Jo said...

I hope you stick around for a good long time. The i-nets wouldn't be the same without you.

Eva Girl said...

Good to hear from you again, enjoy the holidays and remember what inspires you : ) Hope everything settles down to a better new-normal!

Lisa said...

How strange - but you seem quite good at rolling with the punches, Margo. But I know how sometimes the blogging feeling just isn't there; why force it?

A Merry Christmas to you!

A said...

Dearest. I've been thinking of you so much. I'm glad to see your post back, I was wondering how figuring out the place for processing this with the blog world was going.

How interesting that the job came and went like Mary Poppins. A strange little whirlwind that left you aware of other worlds and your place in then, but then also created a loss in its leaving.

As you know, a job loss isn't just a loss of income, but a sudden change in identity and a removing of a branch of purpose. There are other branches, but still, a hole.

Love, A

jenny_o said...

I'm sorry to hear this, Margo. There is more to a job than the work part of it, that's for sure. It's funny how things become part of our lives and when they disappear our lives don't go back to normal, because normal has changed.

I would miss your warm and funny posts if you stopped writing here - I feel so much richer for having found your blog. But you must follow your heart.

Polly said...

Oh, I am so sorry. I was wondering where you'd gone. I am sorry to hear about this job loss. You seemed to really enjoy the work--and it was closely-related to *you* as a person--the cooking, the love of food.....

I hope that you can enjoy this season even in the midst of such a huge change. xo

Alica said...

I'm sorry to hear about your job! Something like this can really be an upheaval, I'm sure. I hope that you and your family are able to still have a wonderful Christmas together!

Zoë said...

Good to hear from you! I've been wondering how you were doing. Of course you feel a bit lost, it's only natural, but you'll find your feet in due time. Blessings and a Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Tracy said...

I'm sorry about the loss of your job, but I'm happy you've decided to stick around. Isn't it interesting that when we're feeling stressed God pulls the plug on something? Sometimes it isn't the plug we would've chosen, but He knows best. Merry Christmas, Margo!

Rachel said...

MWAH--big ol' kiss headed your way. I'm glad you're back to blogging. And it stinks about the job. Really stinks. Can't wait to see you and your family soon!! You have by FAR the coolest Christmas card so far this year!

BLD in MT said...

I am sure sorry to hear about the job. I bet it was a fun one so that would be quite a loss. But, like you said, who knows what will come out of this change. I've had so many blessings in disguise. I am also sure glad you're still writing here. I'd miss it. Take care, however you need to, blog or no blog.

Little Homestead In Boise said...

Hang in there. Every time I've gotten laid off/downsized I found something better!

Sarah Barry said...

Margo,so sorry. I know you enjoyed your job.

Best wishes to you for whatever is around the corner.

Glad you're still blogging. I know that feeling when you need some time between a life event and your next blog post.

Catherine said...

I am a faithful reader but have never commented before. Your blog is such an inspiration to me. You have a wonderful perspective that combines thoughtful values, joy and beauty. Your blog is nourishing to someone who wants life to be intentional and meaningful. Thank you!

Julian said...

So sorry about your job. Sometimes when a door closes, there's something better ahead.
Enjoy your family, and find joy in the things and people that give your heart and life purpose and beauty.
Christina

Sew Blessed Maw [Judy] said...

I have missed you , proud your back.. SO sorry to hear about your job.. May God bless you and family, and help you through this.. Hugs.

Lydia Jo said...

The title to this post is neat in the way it makes you stop and think about what she (you) means. I'd hate to see you stop blogging and am so glad you did not! Do something special with your extra time off, go meet a friend for coffee? You'll figure it out.

MissFifi said...

So sorry about you losing your job, but hopefully as you said, maybe something new will be born out of this.

beth said...

Guess I missed this post and am sorry to hear about your loss. I'm sure you will find something to fill that gap.

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