August 28, 2013

But that's just how the story unfolds

It's been a while since I've blogged about every day life. If we're Facebook friends or you follow along on Twitter or Instagram, you probably know what I've been up to. The rest of you may not. Did you know I spend most evenings on a practice field? Did you know my current favorite pastime is painting my nails while watching Dexter? And I bet you didn't know I lost my job two weeks ago... Let's start there, shall we?

I've been working in mortgage for almost three years. I left a stable job back in February. It was an easy decision to make because the pros far outweighed the cons. Now, here it is six months later, and I find myself unemployed. It's frustrating to say the least. I don't want to get into specifics. Sometimes, even when people are great employees, they get laid off. Thankfully, I have some great people in my corner trying to help me find another job. If it weren't for close friends and their messages of encouragement, I'd probably be day drinking.

I spent my first few days of unemployment sending out resumes in bed. Once I got out of my funk, I cleaned my house from top to bottom, including blinds and baseboards. For the first time in a long time, I'm caught up on laundry. While the kids are in school, I've been looking at fall fashion mags and catching up on Breaking Bad. It's such a great show. I love Jesse Pinkman! The kids have practice almost every night. Dain is playing football for the first time. Rory's in her second year of soccer. I love being a sports mom, but it sucks knowing I'll be up early every Saturday for at least the next three months.

And sometimes, even when you aren't bringing in any money, you need to buy a pretty dress and hit the town. Our friends recently got married in Jamaica. They had a big reception over the weekend. I bought this super cute dress from a local boutique, spray tanned and got myself all gussied up.

dress // heels

Since two other couples attending the reception live on the same street as us, we decided to get a taxi for the evening. So I got good and drunk and danced my ass off. It was much needed.

And now, I'm sitting at the kitchen table with my blog notebook and a glass of Coke. Got any ideas for a post? Anything specific you'd like to see? Any questions from the peanut gallery? Let me know. I'm feeling lost.

But that's just how the story unfolds
You get another hand soon after you fold
And when your plans unravel in the sand
What would you wish for if you had one chance?

--Airplanes, B.O.B.


Shelley said...

Oh man I am so sorry that happened to you. I hope you find work soon!! But for now enjoy your family time and watching TV :)

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

A few years back, I was out of work for several months because the company I worked for went bankrupt. I spent all that time I had off worrying and scrimping instead of enjoying the time off - this hiccup on your career path is only temporary, so please remember to take the time to enjoy your free time.

(And you look fab in that dress).

Kelly Louise said...

i'm so sorry that happened! it's good that you're using to time to enjoy yourself though. i'm sure you'll find something better, these things are usually bittersweet :)

Unknown said...

So sorry! My husband lost his job of 8 years back in April. It was devastating when it happened, but it turned out to be a great thing. He found a job just a few miles from our home (he was driving 45 miles one way!! before) making close to the same amount. So that old cliche of things happen for a reason turned out to be true! I know it will work out for you too! Before you have to clean any more baseboards or blinds! ;)

Jen @ That's What She Read said...

as i read this, Katy Perry's Roar started playing on Pandora and I thought, hey that's pretty fitting for Misty! Keep on trucking girl, it'll all work out! If I were you, I'd rock that dress while I did the laundry just to feel a lil more fabulous! :)

Stephanie said...

I'm sorry to hear, unemployment is really hard. I hope you find something great for you soon!
And in other news, you rocked that dress.

Cece @Mahogany Drive said...

I keep seeing posts about people losing their job. NOOOO! Will it ever end? So sorry. Enjoy the time you have gained and hope that another one comes up really soon. Baseboards and blinds?? Impressed. I can't tell you how many Saturdays I clean, skip those, say I will do it the next time and don't.

Whitney Alison said...

Totally not relevant, but I love those shoes. Oh I loooove a good t strap. I'm really impressed that you got that serious with your deep clean, and I hope that you're able to find something soon miss lady.

Dinah Gacon said...

OH my lord I am so sorry lady...I know you will find something soon!!! You definitely will. You looked gorgeous in your outfit and glad you let loose and had a good time that night with all your friends! Hang in there lady you will be just fine!!!

xo Dinah @ Sunshine super glam

Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! said...

I love that you took your time to do the responsible thing - got your resume out there, and then got down to business. Sometimes your life needs a deep clean as much as your house. You aren't stalled, you're pausing to enjoy all that you DO have to make ready for what you need in life.

I have no doubt with your skills, your ambition and your drive you will be working again in no time! oxoxo

LOVE that dress and those shoes!!! And what a great idea taking the cab!!!

Karen M. Peterson said...

At least you're using your time doing productive things. Breaking Bad is important!

Rachel said...

You look great in your wedding reception outfit! Sorry to hear about your job--hopefully something even better will turn up before long!

The Random Writings of Rachel

Mrs. Match said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your job. I know you were excited about the career change. I hope you find something that is a good fit for you and your family. In the meantime, try to enjoy your time off!! You look amazing in that dress. I always enjoy blog posts about your life. I know that lost feeling...I've been thinking about what career path to take when my little guy gets a bit older, and so far I'm coming up blank.

Kylie said...

So sorry to read about your job. That just means something bigger and better is coming your way! :) Such a cute dress and shoes! A little retail therapy never hurts anyone!
-Kylie @

southernbellejm said...

just now catching up on my reader!

so sorry this happened:/ i'll let you know if i come across anything in the mortgage field.

loved that dress on you. so cute!!!!!!!

Lauren said...

Hey lady, found you through The Collevtive! I had an all to similar fight to find a job recently! I've been out of work for 6 months, but I've been trying to find something in my field for well over a year, so I totally get the frustrations and everything in between!

I'll be following from Bloglovin'

-Lauren @ Going Green: Our Army Adventure

Erin said...

so sorry! you will be back on your feet in no time i have no doubt, you seem like one tough chick! for now enjoy the day drinking!!!

Rach said...

Glad you had a chance to cut loose and have some fun at the wedding! And I'm glad you're out of the funk. I know that has to be hard, but it sounds like you are making the most of your time off! :)

Christina said...

I'm sending good vibes and really hope your dream job is right around the corner!! Your dress was so cute and summery!

We had to pull Nolan out of soccer because of his ITP. Now that you mention Saturday morning games, I'm not second guessing our decision anymore. Haha!

I still need to watch Breaking Bad! I watched so many more summer shows than I usually do. I need to finish those up before fall TV starts.

The Peanut Program said...

you are one hot sports mom!! the outfit you put together for the wedding looks fabulous on you.

i haven't been around much to get caught up on reading your blog. i'm sending you some good vibes in the hopes you'll come across some work soon. until then, it seems like you are doing a great job just being YOU for your family!

Lori Carey said...

Been there, done that back in January. I did the same sending resumes in my jammies from my corner of the couch.

Its tough, but you are a rocking chick who will get back to it soon!

Sonja said...

Just found your blog through Life of Bon, and loving it so far! Sorry to hear about your job loss - it's happened to me before (once when I was pregnant!) and it sucks and is nerve-wracking, but everything seems to work out in the end. And hopefully you'll enjoy your time off, even though it's hard.