Ten Things of Thankful

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Getting down to the wire this week, but this TToT post revolves around family and work, and all things in between.

  1. Last week I was informed that my position at work is being eliminated, and that in about a month, I will be laid off. I am thankful that work is being flexible with my hours and pay, allowing me to apply for jobs with a reduction in responsibilities, while still being employed full time for a month.
  2. While I was shocked by the news, I am thankful that I was already leisurely looking for a new job. I am also thankful that now I can do so without feeling like I am sneaking around.
  3. My boss even told me I can search and apply to jobs while I am at work, and go to interviews without using any PTO. And for that, I am thankful. I really hate feeling like I had to sneak, and be really vague about my time off.
  4. I am thankful for all my friends and colleagues who have been helping me look for a new job, especially a few who have gone out of their ways to do so.
  5. I am thankful that this week is a short week, with the 4th of July holiday. I am also thankful that I am still able to take my scheduled vacation, which means after Wednesday, I will be off of work for 11 days.
  6. Last week I barely talked about the grad party I went to, but I am super thankful that my family was able to celebrate my youngest cousin graduating from high school. My cousin Kayla has a severe form of epilepsy, and there have been a number of times where we weren’t sure that we would get to see this day. Her disease is so severe that she has seen the best specialists from all over and no one knows what else to try. At the young age of 18, Kayla has seen more doctors and has been on more drugs than anyone should have to. But this year, she graduated from high school, and I know each family member is so proud of her, and last Saturday was her moment to shine.
  7. I am thankful that my Aunt Susan asked me to help her with an art project. It is my hope that this project will help rejuvenate my art habits and get me back in the mindset of creating. We met for dinner and it was so nice to even just do that. I come from a big extended family, so it is not very often that I get to see and spend time with family on an individual basis.
  8. I am thankful for my family, each and every one of them.
  9. I am thankful that I got to spend some time with Jak’s brothers and friends this weekend, which resulted a two back to back board game nights.
  10. I am thankful for Crooks and his cuddles. This week he has needed a few extra, and I am okay with that.

What are YOU thankful for this week? Leave your comments below!

 

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12 comments on “Ten Things of Thankful
  1. (surely this can’t be FRIST!… being a clark, I will, of course, hedge my bets and pretend that I know that I wasn’t FRIST, so as not to be embarrassed by my temerity in so claiming) (which does not, of course, prevent me from going right for the Comment, without completely reading this Post… FRIST is a cruel mistress)

  2. …that is never a fun thing (the getting laid off from a job), but it sounds like the people you are working for are pretty decent, with how they are approaching the process.
    Good luck on the search, of course, being able to search will still at a job is, of course, hide… very cool

  3. dyannedillon says:

    Yay! You made it!
    I’ve been thinking about you all week, ever since you posted on facebook about the layoff. I’m so sorry! My husband went through that almost 4 years ago. It’s good that you live in a big city where there are opportunities (she said hopefully). It’s really nice that your boss is being so understanding about it and letting you job hunt from work. What a relief that you don’t have to sneak around.
    I’m glad you’ve had such a good week with family! Enjoy your short work week plus those 11 vacation days! Are you doing anything fun?

    • kborman says:

      I did make it. Ah yes, it has been an interesting couple of weeks which was part of the reason I was on a 2 week hiatus from TToT. I wasn’t in the space to be able to share my news yet, so I was keeping it under wraps until then.

      In light on the news, we don’t have much planned for my time off, but we did in fact get the tickets to go see Ingrid Michaelson in concert on July 12. So for that, I am super excited for that.

      • dyannedillon says:

        You are so lucky!!! Can’t wait to hear all about it! Think about me and Lizzi when she sings “Be Ok.” It’s our therapeutic song.

        • kborman says:

          Yes, I am so excited since she is my favorite artist. “You and I” is Jak and my song. 🙂 I love “Be Ok” too!

  4. Susan says:

    I am thankful that you considered taking the time to work with me on an idea that has been on my mind for a very long time.

  5. Raquel says:

    It’s so beautiful that you are close with your family, even the non nuclear members. I very much envy that and wish to create that for my own kids someday 😀 How’s the job stuff going? I hope well. I know how horrible and difficult that is, and I don’t envy you, but you will be a stronger person for having gone through it. I hope your new job is amazing and pays you lots of money!!!

    • kborman says:

      I wish I was actually closer to my non nuclear family! I have a HUGE family so I feel like it is almost impossible to be close with most. We make do with holidays and big family events, but the power of Facebook actually helps. I have learned a ton more about my family and remarkably feel closer in that way.

      Still on the job hunt, but that’s okay. I was getting to the burnt out stage so the time off is actually been nice. My only worry is that the longer I am unemployed, the less likely it will be to get re-employed. Time will tell.

      I haven’t been inspired to blog lately, but with some of the extra time, I caught up on others some. And it feels as if I may have some inspiration from that. We will see.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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