Tuesday, March 5, 2013I lost my job yesterday.
So I guess that means I'm no longer Retro Reporter, but meh. Semantics.
For those of you who don't know, I was the digital reporter with Metro Edmonton, responsible for updating the website and adding digital elements to the stories. I was laid off (along with approximately a dozen others across the country) probably as part of growing pains. Metro Edmonton's newsroom had doubled in size since last March, and I think my position/my work was seen as unnecessary. So I got the axe.
BUT I am happy. At first I wasn't, but I've had some time to reflect. I no longer enjoy the journalist part of my job and was considering looking for something new anyway. This was just a big kick in the ass to do it. I've just applied for EI (that was fun) and have already found a posting for my dream job (that I am actually qualified for!).
So I suppose it's onwards and upwards from here. I still have a lot of stuff to get together (and unpack the crap from my office) and paperwork to file, but in the meantime I plan on hunting for jobs and doing some other things I enjoy - like knitting and sewing. Perhaps I can get a few projects done in this forced sabbatical!
Last night I went out with Ian and Erin to A Tribute to the Great Swing Bands of the '30s & '40s, a jazz concert put on by the bands from the University of Alberta and Grant MacEwan University. I had bought the tickets before I lost my job, but it was a great excuse to dress up and listen to my favourite music.
It was also filthy. I soaked it twice and probably could have done a third. What is with vintage shops that don't clean their wares before selling?
It was actually much more brown than that, my camera filtered some of it out. Barf.
I bought some others things, including a "diner" dress from the vintage store and a playsuit, a beaded and embroidered cardigan and shoes from Rowena at their basement sale.
Well, that was a very all-encompassing blog post. Here's hoping your Monday was better than mine!