I received bad news at work last week. My job is being eliminated as of July 23. I am feeling a plethora of emotion. I have been planning to get away from Corporate America for years but I was hoping it would be on my terms. It's a bit sooner than I wanted but it will be all right. I have three courses this fall and student teaching in the spring. I am excited for the opportunity to be a full time grad student and not have to worry about work. I want to give my undivided attention to the last year of my teaching degree. Thankfully my severance package and unemployment benefits will help with the bills during this time period. God willing I will get a job by next fall.
I found a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt today: "The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for the newer and richer experience." I think this will be my new mantra.