Wednesday, August 3, 2011

On Freaking Out & Figuring Out

As you have probably figured out by now, gentle readers, Boyfriend lost his job last week. He told me to share it with you here on A Precious Environment (as well as Unemployed Brooklyn, where your MatchGirl first shared the scary news), because this blog is about our life together, about us coming together and growing together and, most importantly, moving forward together.

When he told me that he lost his job, the first thing he did was apologize. And I told him not to be sorry, we'll figure things out.

I know that to be true.

This does not mean that I'm not terrified. I am. Money is tight, as it tends to be, and we were just balancing on that fine line between have and have not. With the loss of his job, it makes me scared about approaching the have not... It makes me scared about next month's rent and the electric bill and things like that. It makes me want to push forward an monetize my side projects and look for a part time job (though I'm not sure where the hours to work that would come from). To say that I'm scared of the weeks to come, is putting it mildly.

But I'm strong, too. And I have been through this hard time before, when I was unemployed. And I know that we'll be able to make it through. We just need to keep talking, keep sharing and keep pushing forward. We just need to be good to each other (thanks, Rebecca!) - taking the other one's feeling into account - and we'll be OK.

Boyfriend is on the hunt for a new position. He's reaching out to his networks and talking to as many people as he possibly can. He's gotten some leads and we're keeping fingers crossed that they pan out.

In the meantime, dear readers, keep your fingers crossed for us. This is the scary part of the ride!


  1. Sorry about this! :( I know the feeling of being laid off also, it's awful. What types of things is he looking for? I can keep an eye out, I still get job notifications from several sources.

  2. Thanks, Di! It's a bit of a rough patch, but I know we will be OK in the end.

    I'll shoot you an email with what he's looking for. xo