Sunday, September 23, 2007

"Why didn't I head to a sleazy bar"

Well, I got my last day, laid off notice on Friday. It won't be till a couple of weeks maybe a month cos the contract with the client doesn't just end yet. I was ok in the office talking to the other guys who got laid off too and those who were lucky enough to stay. It was only when I was alone like on my way home and then home alone that you start thinking all kinds of negative thoughts. Started feeling down and all that when I was alone. Damn, why didn't I head to a sleazy bar like any normal guy who's feeling down on a Friday nite?

Anyway, started working on my resume over the weekend. Going though all my stuff over the years and deciding which ones to convert into digital format. Finally signed on to Facebook, seeing how almost every other media person here is in it. Good way to keep in touch with people in the biz. And I tried looking up some ex-girlfriends on it but couldn't find any, well, at least the ones whose names I remember.

7 comments:

imp said...

i truly truly believe that when you make effort like this, you'll get right into the scenario of 'when one door closes, another opens'.

Cavalock said...

Thanks for encourgement, really appreciate it. I guess i'll be ok, just gonna keep myself busy.

Richard said...

Sorry to hear you were let go (or will be let go shortly).

Feeling down is a bummer. I certainly don't like it, but, on the other hand ... it is a time when I find it really easy to really want to make positive changes in my life. Then the downness dissipates and I go back to my normal life. Often times I wish I could somehow capture the resolve and intentions when I am down and hand on to them when I am feeling better and more energetic.

Someone needs to bring you some chicken soup.

b said...

“But there is suffering in life, and there are defeats. No one can avoid them. But it's better to lose some of the battles in the struggles for your dreams than to be defeated without ever knowing what you're fighting for.” -Paul Cohelo

Undeniably, this is a difficult time, regardless of your resilient and stable nature. Struggle brings out the best in people. I truly believe that. I watched a documentary on independent photographers in Cuba during and after the Cuban Revolution. One of the photographers they featured was planning on becoming a professor when he was young but because he did not align himself strongly with the Revolution, his life was threatened. His father was a psychiatrist who had a wealthy and politically secure client. He asked this client to get a job for his son and protect him. The man made him a photographer. But it only happened because of the struggle.

As difficult to accept when it is upon us, nothing gives us more momentum and potential as struggle does. It seems that at times of great struggle, the best in people emerges. I have no doubt that this will be a great transition for you.

As always, my thoughts and best wishes are with you. Don't be shy about leaning on some of us blog friends, either. You have always allowed us to do the same when we have struggled.

The Oriental Queen said...

oh dear! things will look up soon yeah? everything happens for a reason!

niki yokota said...

to keep in touch with people in the biz and look for ex gf's?
is that the only reason u started fb??(=_=)

Cavalock said...

Appreciate all your words and thoughts. I'll be fine.