Hello friends. Today is the first day of my unemployment after getting laid off from my magazine editing job of 19 months at 10:30 yesterday morning.
The lay off was the last in a long line of life changes that were bubbling up over the last few months—the end of a three-year, live-in relationship, the end of my living situation, the end of my car and now the end of my job as I knew it.
That’s why I chose to title this blog what I did: My life has been completely turned upside down, dismantled, jumbled up.
But instead of walking down the hallway of my office for the last time with tears streaming down my face, I did it with a smile. Why? Because I am choosing to look at everything that has happened as a way for new and better things to emerge. You know what Tyler Durden said in Fight Club: It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.
So follow me as I dare to be bold and reconstruct my life, tossing out convention and conformity to blaze a path to my greatest passions. There will be ups and downs, confusion and chaos, boredom and badness, frustration and fun. But it will be all me, all mine and all that it’s supposed to be.