Tuesday, February 25, 2014

2014 -- week 6 of #projectlife -- what to do in times of disaster.

we were dealt some heavy and unexpected news this week: rcg was laid off. his company is downsizing and will no longer have a tucson office, so they no longer need him. when we first heard the news we were in shock, but as it sunk in, we realized that this was, in fact, good news. rcg'd been wanting to change careers anyways and this gave him the opportunity to really start looking for one. because, as we all know, looking for a new job can be tiring work, especially when you have a 40 hour work week to contend with. so that same day he started looking in earnest.

since then rcg has been diligently applying to jobs, going to networking meetings, talking with friends and head hunters, working on resumes, and exploring all available avenues to find a job he wants and will enjoy. and i couldn't be more proud of him. it's extraordinarily difficult to be positive in a situation like this, and it's even more difficult to stay positive, but he's doing a splendid job. sure, he gets bummed out sometimes, it's to be expected, but on the whole, he's handling the whole thing beautifully.

my tips for handling a disaster:
[be positive.] i'm a perpetually optimistic person, so i'm a firm believer in the power of positive thinking. in situations like this, those seemingly disasterous situations, i will always look towards the positive, having faith that things will work out the way they should. [be flexible.] that doesn't mean they will work out quite in the way you would like them to, but they will work out, and it's best to roll with the punches and be flexible. [ask for help.] when we're in the throes of a difficult situation it can be hard to think clearly and see all of the options available, so it's a great idea to ask those around you for help and advice. [be patient.] it takes time to work through a disaster, especially one like trying to find a new job, so be patient. it can be really hard to sit and wait for a disaster to resolve itself, especially when you're out of work and looking for a job, but it's an important part of the process. if nothing else, use the time to figure out what you really want. [take a timeout.] or use the time to go on vacation and chill out. get your mind off of the problem for a little bit, enjoy yourself, and come back to the problem refreshed and ready to work again. we already had a trip to mexico city planned and it was just the break we needed to get our heads back in the game!

speaking of disaster, the bodanzalez boda is in 75 days! is it time to stress out yet?

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