On Friday, January 28th, I was laid off. I knew I was getting laid off. I was job hunting in the weeks leading to my final days. Thinking. Crying. I let stress fill up my life and felt like a failure as a designer. This was my first real job starting my career and it came to an abrupt end. It didn't break my heart to leave, but it made me feel worthless.
A friend of mine at work, who was also laid off as a designer, told me about a short, inspirational film called "Lemonade". After spending a couple days at my parents farm to clear my head, I came back home and watched it. It sends a great message and I urge anyone who needs some creative inspiration or has been kicked to the curb to watch it.
I still don't know whether to be excited or to keep slipping into depression and anger, but between talking to my family, my husband, and watching this little movie, I hope I can start seeing the sunlight again. Which is incredibly hard to do in February.