So Long, Farewell, auf Wiedersehen, Good Night!

So, in an attempt to avoid many an awkward conversation, I’m just going to put all of this out into the blogging world.  Here goes . . .

Last Thursday at 4:30 I was told that due to the bad economy and some restructuring, I was no longer employed–effective immediately.  So, I found a box, packed up my desk, passed on the projects I was working on, and by 6 was out on the street.  Literally.  Apparently there were 16 of us in all that got let go from the Deseret Book corporate office.
While the whole process of losing a job (no matter how or why) is fairly brutal, I’m not really panicked.  Not yet at least.  First of all, I would much rather be laid off than fired.  Second, as much as I hate that other people, my friends, are going through this, it is nice to not be alone in the ordeal.  I mean there are sixteen of us.  We’re thinking about forming a Facebook group “I Got Laid Off from the DB.”  Anyone want to join?  Third, I’m the kind of person that always needs a challenge and this could prove to be a pretty good challenge.  🙂
Friday I decided to take it easy, and tomorrow I will begin refining my resume, updating my portfolio, and getting started on the job search.  I really believe that this all happened for a reason and that there is something better suited for me out there.  If any of you know what that is, please feel free to fill me in.  I’ve got a degree in Advertising with minors in English and Business Management.
That’s it in a nutshell.  Just thought you’d like to know.