Everyone knew it was coming but the news still left me disappointed and sad and not feeling like doing very much.
Earlier in the week, HR informed hundreds of us in our city department that due to our new mayor's budget cuts we were being laid off at the end of the year.
My layoff notice which I decorated with a yellow butterfly!
This'll be my second time getting laid off so I'm sort of used to it.
Yet as I walked to work today I couldn't help but hang my head.
The city job wears me down a lot and I've always intended on leaving there in time but I wanted to go on my terms NOT theirs.
And when I found out I'm working at the arts-and-crafts store on Thanksgiving Day, I wondered why I couldn't have lost that job and kept the city one instead.
But I try reminding myself even though over a third of my income will now be lost, I'm fortunate enough to still be working elsewhere. Not many can say that.
Maybe it's God's way of telling me I need to lessen my workload.