Friday, October 16, 2009
Taking a mental detour from the focus on health and fitness, but we had a Reduction in Force at work yesterday, and even though I was spared, it's been weighing heavily on my mind. I don't feel relieved for some reason. A good friend is gone, and it's taken "layoff" from the conceptual realm of news stories to something personal and all too close to home.
I really thought we (the company) were doing a good job of restructuring and keeping contracts flowing so as to avoid this kind of draconian measure, so for me the news came as a jolt. I didn't see it coming at all.
I've felt pretty secure in my employment situation through these touch economic times, but not anymore. I'm hoping the 6% drawdown we've had will be enough and there won't be anymore. It weighs on me mentally even though I got to keep my job. I can't imagine what it must be like to find your world turned upside down in the blink of an eye. I don't want to know.
I'll get over this, I'm sure, and move forward, working harder to make myself more indispensable that perhaps I have. I've put 4 good days of exercise together in a row, which is the first time I've done that since mid-September. That always makes me feel better. I should make myself a plan again with some concrete goal. I like it better when I've got a regimen to follow.
Two more weeks of swim training. I've gotten 5 sessions in so far. I'll shoot for at least four more: 2 next week and 2 the last week in October.
Susan B. Komen "Race for the Cure" in San Diego is on 1 November. I'd sure like to be healed enough to be able to run in that.