Getting down to the wire this week, but this TToT post revolves around family and work, and all things in between.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- I am thankful for my family, each and every one of them.
- 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.
- 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!