LAID OFF! Now What?

I was laid off from my 9-5... now what?!?!

On Friday night, April 3rd to be exact, I received a text from my supervisor informing me that I was laid off. Earlier that day, I received a voicemail from the Human Resources Department, but I just didn't want to check it. I guess I could already hear the disheartened tone of the message as it plays. I would then have to decide to save it or delete it. I knew I would be joining the many other Americans that also received phone calls like this due to the corona virus pandemic, and I just wasn't ready to deal with it. The questions started pouring in, I started to feel anxious, but instead of breaking down, I wrote a song. Yes, you read that right. I wrote a song. It was the only thing I could think of doing at the time to release some of the worry and anxiety I was feeling. I didn't sleep that night. I stayed up writing, erasing, and writing. Next thing I knew, the new morning was peaking through my blinds. I looked up from my couch and felt relief. As artists, we process life on a deeper level that most would understand. I know that process helped me through the night. I kept telling myself, "just take it one day at a time. You're gonna be more than alright."

I am still scared, but this is why I made my Faith Over Fear t-shirt. I designed it for these very moments when I feel overwhelmed, anxious and lost. Just like many others these next few weeks will be interesting, but I know we will come out stronger than before.

As I write this blog, I hope you take advantage of all the resources available to you. Take time to meditate, pray, organize your surroundings and clear the clutter. You will gain clarity and vision with a clear mind. Like me, you may have mountains of fear, but a mustard seed of faith is more than enough. You got this!


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