So I never got around to do the promised update yesterday but you know me. When it comes to blogging it'll happen when it happens. But the truth is that yesterday I hadn't entirely made up my mind yet what my focus would be for my December Daily album that I had talked about. 100% Christmas - or more a tale of my first month as unemployed. My layouts decided for me because as I was making these the latter option filled more than the first.
So let's talk about that for a moment. Why am I suddenly unemployed? I am unemployed because after I changed job six months ago most days has been a battle between what I was used to, what I wanted and what the new place had to offer me. I tried to change. I tried change things there but in the end we were not a perfect match and it was killing me slowly to constantly go against all the things I believed were right. So in late October I decided to hand in my notice.
|Karen Blixen Christmas by Rosendahl|
So what will happen next you ask? I honestly don't know. Will I find a job soon? I sincerely hope so but with this economy it's hard to say. I have my first meeting with the job center this Friday so hopefully that will help clear my mind. What I do know is that despite our differences I will miss my colleagues. I hated being their boss - but I've appreciated their company and much to my surprise they've been kind of bummed out that I chose to leave. So much that this Saturday at the last day of work I got this beautiful Christmas ornament. I know I'll think of them every year when I put it on my tree. Of course it'll also remind me of a job that I feel like I failed at - but hey let's keep this just a tad bit positive.
And speaking of positive. At least if you ever were to spend a month unemployed December is a great one. I am so looking forward to a peaceful Christmas where I don't feel like crashing into bed at 8PM on Christmas eve because I've been running around in what is a very stressful time of the year to work in retail. And I'll have more time for the blog - and the things that are stored on the shelf of 'things-I-wish-there-was-time-for'.
I've got a huge (well maybe not huge, but at least big) scrapbooking freebie for you. I still need to finish it off so you have to wait for it. I've got a tutorial for you for some easy Christmas crafts inspired by our first Christmas as homeowners. I plan to make my camera my best friend this December - so there might be something to share there as well.
So there you have it. My plans this December is to relax, take lots of photos and find a new job. Sounds just about easy enough right? Oh and obviously my plans also include making lots of layouts. As I mentioned I've got a guest CT spot this month and now I can finally reveal that is the very talented Peppermint of One Little Bird designs I'll be CT'ing for. That should be fun - but more of that some other time.