Wow, what a day. In fact, what a trip this has been for nine days, and although still in a bit of shock over things, it hit me that the only rational way for me to deal with the loss is to get out the laptop and write.
After 3 years and 4 months of my life, my career at RazorGator has come to an abrupt end. Well, abrupt in the sense I thought I had more time, but isn’t that always the case?
I have no intent of using this forum for anything negative. I enjoyed my time with the company, met some good people and learned a lot of new skills that will hopefully pay dividends in whatever comes along next. Do I have an opinion in regards to the manner in which this whole situation was played out? You bet, but that is wasted energy.
Sure, I’m bummed today, and it would not surprise me if I am bummed for a few days. Maybe the line of thinking from the employer is correct, lay off or fire an employee close to the weekend to give him a few days to mentally, spiritually and emotionally recuperate. I have a feeling Friday will entail hiding out at home, listening to the iPod and reading a book or two. Saturday is an evening with Big Red, something that always makes me feel good. Sunday is breakfast with a good friend and teacher from my high school days, then a day with the family doing whatever. I like the sounds of all that!
Too often in my life I have to be slapped in the face hard to be reminded I do not have control over what occurs from one day to the next. I can make all the plans I want, but to think I have any part in planning the results has once again proven to be an exercise in futility. That is okay, and the quicker I approve of that being the case, the quicker I get into acceptance, and the quicker I get into action.
Yes my friends, acceptance DOES mean approval. Gary McClure, may he rest in peace, taught me that years ago. Once I am 100% comfortable with the fact that I will no longer have a need to travel to the office everyday, at least for that particular company, I can move on and be happy.
So look out world, Tfronky is coming! And at the age of 40, I have every intention of doing something that makes me happy first.