Friday, January 29, 2010

What a day...

Emotionally exhausted today. I can't believe how much happened today. I hit lowest low and flew pretty high within a 12 hour period.

The day started like a normal workday, except that when I showed up at work my boss called me into her office. Come to find out the credit union wasn't doing so well and they were doing cut backs...I was one of the unfortunate in the 20% of staff that lost there jobs that day. What an awful feeling. They told me I was a great employee but that they just had to eliminate every position that wasn't crucial. They gave me my last paycheck and I walked out the door. Knot in my stomach, I drove straight to my parents house to see my mom. Through the tears I told her what happened and we had a very good talk. She then gave me some advise that saved me at this point. She said that she knew it was hard, but that I needed to try really hard to shake it off and just jump right into finding a new job. She said not to wait till tomorrow or the start of a new week, but to take a few minutes to collect myself and go right out, that very afternoon, and get a job.

Of course I didn't like the sound of that, but after quite the internal battle I decided to take her advise. I called around to all the credit unions in the area to see who might be hiring. I found out that Weber State Credit Union, ironically, was looking to hire a full time Teller/Loan Processor which was exactly what I was looking for. I may have been a little too excited, but I borrowed some business looking attire from my mom, printed off an application and marched right down to the main branch. When I got there a number of people wanted to take my application for me but I said no and insisted I talk with either their manager or HR rep. I finally got to talk to their manager, who I hit it off with really well, and she sent me right out to the North Ogden branch to meet the manager out there. Since that was where the position was open, that was where I needed to have an interview. As luck would have it, the HR manager was also out to the North branch so I was able to meet him and talk with him about my situation. We connected instantly as well and set me up with an interview for Monday.

I came home and contacted a guy in my parents ward that I knew had been looking for help with his business and he was kind enough to allow me to come in and work for him. I start Monday morning making phone calls for $10/hr. Not too shabby. However, he only needs help for another week or so, so this is just a tide me over and save to pay next months car payment type deal.

I got in touch with a few other places but nothing felt as good as WSCU. I went home, relieved I had taken my mom's advise and decided that I was probably going to move back home. Kylee and Greg are selling the house we're in now and with losing my job and other family things going on I feel like moving home would be optimal. So now I have to start thinking about that as well and when where they're going to fit me into the house and yadayada. But that is for another day. My family had tickets to go see a movie that night so I decided I would take a load off and enjoy a movie night with them. Well...contention hit as we pulled into the theater and my parents ended up taking Taylor home so it was just Jayce and I enjoying a movie together. We saw "Extraordinary Measures" which is a very inspiring movie.

After the movie, Landon text me and asked if I'd like to go do something with him. We decided to go to another movie that evening. This is when where the highlight of my day is inserted. He was so cute during the movie. We went and saw "When in Rome", a romantic comedy, and he was enjoying himself throughout the whole show. He even held my hand and made me feel slightly special. I love it when he does those little things. It makes all the difference in the world. It got me to thinking maybe there is still hope for us...

What started as a terrible day, ended with a note of happy satisfaction. Now it's on to the next steps. Find a new job, move out of Kylee and Greg's, decided what kind of relationship I am looking for...

I just keep telling myself that I already decided this was going to be a good year and I'm not going to let the happenings of today keep me from my "Good Year, 2010".

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