Here’s the tough part so far. I’m financially secure (for the time being). The outpouring of support from family and friends has been amazing (truly). I’ve already got some decent prospects (keep your fingers crossed).
Even with all that, I haven’t been able to sleep through the night since I found out I didn’t have a job anymore. I’m falling to sleep, but end up slipping into some kind of a half-awake, half-asleep state, very early in the morning. During this, I imagine any and every kind of negative outcome to all this. Will I ever find a job? Could I lose the house? Is my car too small to sleep in? Do really hot chicks dig the unemployed?
I’m okay during the day, although I feel like I have to spend as much time reassuring people I’m okay as they do telling me I’m going to be okay. Anyway, for a guy whose mother always accused of “sleeping his life away” when younger, I’m not liking sleep so much.
On another note, I want to give a shout out to a former boss of mine. Bob Jacobs was one of the news directors I worked for at WREG-TV in Memphis. Time came when the station wanted to make a change and did – all over him. Many of us thought the treatment was shabby, but Bob not only survived, he’s prospered. He’s been very generous with his observations on things I can do to navigate this storm, and I wanted to say publicly that I appreciate it.