I wouldn't normally post this pubically but I guess part of me just needed to vent a little.
My Shoppe is a side business & I have a "real day job" and today I found out that friday will be my last day. I wasn't fired, but laid off. Business has been slow &; i've been completely aware of that and having a really close friend as your boss & the owner of the company is hard because their hearts are in your position with the company. Sacrifies had to be made & I am not at all upset. I hope that things pick up for them again in a few months & I can come back. In the meantime, I will be applying for unemployment. Never been on unemployment a day in my life. Worked since I was 16 years old, so i'm going to use this time I have now to work even harder at finding a "secure" job & on my craft business.
I know so many people have been affected by this horrible economy over the past few years. I am just hoping and praying it picks back up soon. I will continue to stay positive & hope that there was a reason for all of this as i've done in the past when with many other challenges & trageties i've faced. I mean...I lost my mom unexpectangly when I was only 20 & my dad a few years ago so if I could continue to stay positive through all of that, this is just a small dusting. Don't you think? ...ok, well that is at least what I will tell myself. To stay positive & to be happy. That's all we can do right?