Happy holidays! A season of presents, parties, and social grilling on how you are/who you’re dating/where you’re working….and now is not exactly the best time for me to be answering those questions! In a nutshell…eh/no one/no where. So festive! Where’s the eggnog???
It’s amazing how unmoored you feel without a job to give you a purpose in life and at holiday parties! Despite whatever personal shortcomings I may have experienced in the past, my job was always something that elicited an impressed nod and the assurance that I was doing ok. Now I’m in the position of explaining to church ladies, my parents’ friends, old coworkers, successful friends of my successful friends, and my grandmother, that yes, leaving my job was my choice and yes, I’m actually happy about it! But no matter how I phrase it, the response is always the same: “Well, you’ll find something in the New Year! …I’m going to talk to someone who is more successful now, byeeeeeeee!”
But I survived the holiday season boyfriendless, jobless, and with most of my dignity in tact, so I only have the low-stress, no-expectation holiday of New Year’s Eve to get through….Should be a cake walk! Maybe I should just start toasting now….
What’s My Age: Thankfully, old enough to drink!