This is going to be a little bit of a different blog post from my others. Reason being, I got laid off from my job on Friday. I’ve had a couple days to process it, but it still comes down to the fact that it sucks and I’m a bit bummed about the whole thing.
I really liked the job that I was in but i came down to company financials. Working in creative advertising, you’re job depends on the clients. If you have a few big fish and one leaves a good amount of people get let go. That’s what happened to me.
Everyone has been great, they’ve been writing me recommendations and trying to help me find a new spot to land in. Though some thing else I’ve been thinking about is that I’m free right now. I’m a free bird that has a decision to make. Do I try to get another creative job at another agency? or do I spread my wings and try to find something else I’m good at.
Some of the pitfalls of working in advertising I have to go downtown (45-60 minute drive) and I’m expected to sit at a desk for 8+ hours a day with limited breaks and an extremely stressful environment. There’s always junk food including donuts, cookies, and other fattening foods that I really have a hard time staying away from. There are some other reasons that I know better than to put in a blog post as well.
But what do I do? The only thing I’ve ever done is advertising. Who would want me? What if no one wants me? Could I start my own company? I’ve always wanted to work for myself, be my own boss. Could I really do it. If I did it, what would I do?
I know I still have some time I need to spend thinking about what it is that I want to do. But at the same time, I have to figure it out because I am poor.
Who knows what the next few weeks will be. I’m nervous, scared and excited.