What am I doing? I ™ve asked myself this over and over since the layoff. The day I was laid-off seemed surreal. It was somewhat terrifying, although as I ™ve said before, I just knew that somehow, some way, things would work out for the best. Where I got this confidence, I don't know. If I did, I would package it and go on the talk-show circuit to promote it.
As my journey through the Land of Layoff progressed, I noticed lots of funny, humorous things about work, or really my lack thereof. One awesome by-product of this journey was that I discovered writing for fun, and with the encouragement of Hubby and others I started chronicling my experience in my blog, Tales of the Terminated . Many of you have read the stories: the phone interview that went horribly wrong, the parallel universe of networking events and my many freak-outs. I was encouraged by followers “ including many fellow bloggers – who told me they enjoyed reading my stories; that they could relate to my tales of unemployment and job search. While I enjoyed writing, honestly I thought it was a fun hobby and nothing more. Until now.
It's been almost two years since that fateful day I stepped into unemployment, and my life is great. Life in the Land of Layoff happens in stages, and I ™m happy to tell you that I ™ve taken the next step. I ™m pleased to announce my book: Tales of the Terminated: A Humorous Look at Life After a Layoff is now available for purchase! It's available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and iTunes.
To go from being unemployed to having a published book is another surreal moment for me. Someone actually called me an author today “ imagine that! I ™m grinning from ear to ear. Guess I need to update my resume too.
I would love for you to share this with your friends, colleagues, family, anyone and everyone! Like us on Facebook, follow on Twitter, and if you're interested, buy the book.
Most importantly, I want everyone to know how thankful I am for your support and encouragement. I ™m grateful to have you.
Keep reading because I intend to keep writing.