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Currently Cubeless: Diary of the Unemployed

Unemployed success or failure signsWell, anti-cubicle fans, I am officially unemployed. Please, hold your applause.

My doctor finally released me back to work after a hand surgery and my employer said they didn’t have any open positions for me in their local office. If, by chance, you are feeling even slightly jealous of me for beating some cubicle system, or thinking it unfair that I escaped the cubicle and still blog about cubeland (I mean, how can I write about getting out of the corporate cubicle world if I’m not even there, right?) – DON’T. It’s no picnic. Truthfully, I’m feeling pretty down about it. I thought I would feel happy to be finally rid of my not-so-nice insanely impatient boss and relieved not to have the HR lady ask me why it took me 5 minutes to go to the bathroom rather than 3, but I don’t. I feel strange and it’s difficult to articulate. I guess I feel hurt that they don’t value me as an employee and scared not knowing what my future holds. And yes, a small part of me feels relieved. Not having to feel inadequate everyday is nice but being unemployed comes with its own anxiety.
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A Hand in Healing

Healing HandMillions of you (ok, my fan base is probably much smaller) are probably wondering how my hand is? Well, I’m finally seeing some improvement. Yee-friggin-haw! Where is my cowboy hat? While my thumb is finally able to more things, unfortunately it still can’t form a perfect hitchhike thumb. (My mom is breathing a sigh of relief!)

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A Blog Is Born

So, this is my first blog post…ever.  (Pause for the sound of faint applause and angels harmonizing in the background)  You see – I have been trying to sit down and start a blog for – um – well it depends on how far you want me to go back – truthfully, I’ve wanted to do this for years.  I procrastinated for a long list of reasons.  The main one being I have a full-time, life-sucking day job.  You, too?  Great!  We’ve already got something in common.

Why I am writing this blog:

This blog is about me finally, for real, no I’m serious this time, no this time I really mean it – getting. the shit. done.  And not just in regards to writing this blog, but in doing ALL of the things I want to do, talk about doing, think about doing, and dream about doing.  It’s about escaping my jail term in the cubicle, once and for all.  I’m 43.  I think I’m eligible for parole.

Why now:

Due to a recent mysterious injury involving my hand, I had time off the dreadful day job to contemplate what I’m doing with my life.  And here are the results of said contemplation:   I’m stuck in a rut, stuck in my job, and stuck in a town I don’t like.  I guess you could say more simply: I’m stuck.  I feel like this time off work is a do or die moment.  Like I said, I’m 43 and dying is not on my bucket list.

Who I am:

I am a grounded dreamer who believes in herself and periodically feels insecure.   I have a PhD in procrastination.  I live in central PA.  I’m a legal secretary by day and a wife, cook, Director of Our Home, creative-wanna-be by night.  While I am sleeping, I dream about being a jewelry designer, writer, photographer, creative Martha-Stewart-worthy genius, and interior designer.  I analyze things too much.  I’m a perfectionist.  I will do just about anything to eat a piece of chocolate cake.

Why I need You:

I welcome and appreciate your comments.  I would love to hear your stories, struggles, and successes with similar issues.  I want this blog to be a conversation for all of us to support each other on the things that get in all of our ways to creating the life we want.  Thank you for your support!