Thursday, December 3, 2009

the breakup

I can't help but think of how my being laid off will affect my favorite strippers

As of Monday, AF and I are not longer an item. {remember those Things?} I am glad to report the split was amicable - all very "its not you, its me" and all that jazz.  And not to go all Effing Annoying Pollyanna on you, but now that the funky fog has lifted somewhat and most of the loose ends are tied up in neat little bows, its a little thrilling, being given a second chance to answer the question "what do you want to be when you grow up?"  Its a feeling I don't remember experiencing at 21 or 22.  Staring into the wild blue yonder back then felt more like Holy Shit I Just Spent The Last Four Years Playing Wine Dice And Memorizing The Information On My Fake ID I Am Officially Qualified To Do Nothing.

Sooooo.... Personal Growth!  Yay!

Now if I could only keep from thinking in billing codes and 6 minute intervals...
  • Reviewed and revised resume. (0.6)
  • Drafted correspondence to professional contacts. (1.3)
  • Travel to liquor store in anticipation of conducting research. (0.7)
  • Research regarding how many glasses of wine it takes to imbue significant meaning into America's Next Top Model, Cycle 2. (10.0)

35 comments:

  1. Yay!!! another escapee from firm life! Billable hours will suck the life out of almost anyone with a soul.....its a big scary world out there but like you said, it is so much nicer not viewed in .6 minute increments - best of luck in all you choose to do!!!!

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  2. i'm glad to hear it was amicable. personally, i think you should give michelle obama a call and see if the first lady needs a personal shopper because honey, you would be perfection! (and maybe get me in for brunch with the prez and cutesy kiddos? yes!?) ok done getting ahead of myself. i know it won't take you long to find a great new job that you love. just be yourself and truck on!

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  3. Fantastic outlook! My fiance is concerned his firm is downsizing so I'll show him this post and hope your positive outlook will rub off...although, he'll most likely roll his eyes. Maybe I should stock up our wine rack...

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  4. I am sorry to hear about the breakup, but, so excited that you can and now do have a new chapter to your life. It's cheesy, but, it's true: I know there are exciting things in store for you. Really!

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  5. I know its all cliche and everything, but the honest to goodness truth is that what I thought was the worst moment of my life (losing what I believed to be the job I'd do forever) turned out to be the best! I hope that you find the same.

    Of course, when I was 26 I was still a waitress/lifeguard/bartender with three degrees and no health insurance, clearly I'm not an expert on career moves!

    Keep writing!

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  6. I understand how you're feeling. A similar personal "OH SHIT" moment happened when I decided not to do film anymore. I've pretty much studied for 7 years to be a filmmaker and now I have no clue what to really do. Now I'm working on my next crazy idea. I think times like this can really help open your eyes to what you really want to do. You've mentioned opening a wine and paper shop, I really think you'd love that! It might seem like a crazy idea, but start looking into how to make it happen. I've started two business from nothing so if you need anything, let me know!

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  7. you should consider writing! you are very talented.

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  8. awesome attitude! i particularly love your last point of significant meaning in ANTM! haha.

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  9. You have a great attitude and I know you will be good at whatever you aim for, Patty and I were just saying how great a writer you are!!

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  10. In regards to ANTM...I announced to our engagement photographer that we had been working on our "smizing" (smiling with our eyes) and he seemed pretty impressed. So, my point is, a lot can be learned by watching. Also, this might be a good time to start catching up on Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team. Try-outs are in the Spring and we need a blogger with the inside scoop.

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  11. so sorry about your job! i hope this turns out to be a great thing for you and you find something you truely love to do:)

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  12. Okay, so I only started reading your blog a week ago (as a recommendation), but you are hilarious and have a lot of talent as a writer. Why don't you take you and your floppy boobs (I skimmed through your blog and found this story circa 4.09 - hilarious!!) to a publishing house and show them how badass you are. Good luck!

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  13. I watched ALL of ANTM c 2 over Thanksgiving weekend.

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  14. Sorry you were laid off. It's never fun at first. But, if the finances aren't overwhelmingly pressing, it can be a fantastic opportunity. Sorry to blather on stating the obvious, but, sometimes the obvious is the best insight:). Or so I hope.

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  15. Funny to say, but I'm so happy for you! I live my my lawyer older brother, and he's been at a firm that was just horrible for him. Seems like an awful economy to quit in, but it's SO much better now. Now you get to figure out what you want!! Not to be cheesy or anything. :)

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  16. I was laid off from my firm about a year ago (after working as an attorney for 5 years) and at first it was a huge shock. Aside from the economic loss, it really has been a great year. I have to say I am so much happier than I had been working at a firm and dealing with all that jazz (and I totally think you know what I mean by jazz!)

    I have found part time work and it has been fantastic for me mentally. Of course the economic side of it sucks, but for me as a person it has been great. Plus it really has taught me what I do "need" money/spending/shopping wise - it has been a great lesson in that respect.

    All that to say - enjoy the time!

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  17. You should still keep posting the outfit of the day - now you can just make it more casual and fun! I always am excited to see what "Kate's wearing today!" Oh and I agree, you'd make a great personal shopper/ writer/ small wine boutique/ card shop entrepreneur. Best of luck on the road ahead!

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  18. I will offer up congratulations and good luck wishes. Keep us posted on your plans.... and don't stop the what you are wearing updates;)

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  19. It is not the end, just a chance to begin again with what truly makes your heart sing. Enjoy this special time of year and all its wonderful events, not worrying at all about making monthly billings!

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  20. So sad to hear the news - but glad you're able to think about this as a great opportunity! I have a friend in a similar situation (last day is tomorrow) who is taking off the entire month of December to figure out what she REALLY wants to do! I hope you enjoy your funemployment!

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  21. You are a smart cookie and I know you'll find something bigger and better!

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  22. I wish you the best in whatever it is that you decide to do. I agree with people who say that you should write, you are very funny and a great blogger.

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  23. I totally think you should give the writing thing a shot. You crack my ass up! :)

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  24. Great post and wonderful comments/ suggestions. I know Ms. Lockwood would be the first to agree with many of them (as would I). XO

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  25. I sense the creation of your Great American Novel coming soon.... :)

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  26. I'm sorry shug. Things like that are hard for me becuase I tend to be a perfectionist (only when it comes to myself, not others). Even though something is so amicable and has nothing to do with my performance, I tend to take it as a personal affront. So, your attitude is an inspiration!

    Ok, back to thinking in 6 minute increments. Thinking of you, and know that something that is just right for your big creative brain will come along. xoxo

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  27. WINE DICE! AWESOME! WHY CANT WE DO THAT FOR A LIVING? WHY I AM I WRITING IN ALL CAPS. LOVE YOU!!!

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  28. Hi Kate. I was laid off recently too. But, my tv show of choice was Gossip Girl. I'm also at that "what do you be when you grow up" stage. I'm thinking something non law-related. Anywho....wish you the best of luck!

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  29. Please write a book, I would read it!

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  30. i'm thinking it won't take you long at all to snap up something super fabulous! hope you find exactly what you're looking for!

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  31. I feel a little lost here... I am going back to re-read some post... dearest I hope this is a good thing!

    Cheers to you!

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  32. I'm glad it went well, usually these things get really ugly. I know you will have a better time because you are doing what's right for you!

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  33. I think this seems like it is going to be a good thing for you! You already seem happier ;)

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  34. Going through layoffs can be such a difficult thing. That positive attitude will most certainly allow you to make the most of this time you have been given. I am sure that you will find a direction that makes you happy with how you spend your working day.

    As someone who also just went through the whole layoff thing- keep your chin and spirits up and don't feel guilty for taking a personal day!!

    Cheers to Personal Growth!

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