The company I was working for went through a pretty serious round of layoffs, and so, about a week ago, I lost my job as a Communications Writer. (I’m not sure why I felt the need to capital those last two words, but let an unemployed girl have her punctuation). It was a pretty great gig and I was definitely sad to get the news. But I try to always look on the bright side of things, so I’m hoping this is for the best.
During the past week, I’ve gone through a lot of ups and downs but what’s really kept me going is remembering that I’m a writer. That is what I do. I am not defined by how I make money.
My good friend sent me a quote from the playwright Marsha Norman and wow. It resonated deeply with me. Hopefully it will for you too.
“…in one of my lowest career moments-you know: no jobs, no prospects, no ideas for jobs, no prospect of ideas-i had the startling revelation that this was the life where i got to be a writer, which is what i always wanted to be, that this life was the one i longed for in all the others.” -marsha norman