I’m bitter, I’m sad, I’m unmotivated. No, I didn’t get broken up with. I just got laid off.
It feels a lot like a break up, like losing a part of yourself. Because you put so much time and effort into this relationship, this job, just for it to end. And when you lose it, you lose a lot of the people that came with it.
Just like in a break up, his friends aren’t your friends anymore and while you may love your coworkers, you’ll start to drift apart.
The hard part about lay offs is the very short amount of time to say goodbye. There are a few people who will be able to reach out in the time you have left, but while you’re processing the news it almost feels like there’s nothing you can really say at that point.
There’s nothing I can say even now. It’s over, we’re done, goodbye. I’m in between the mourning period and just wanting to move on. Head into the next phase of dating, the awkward first dates, job interviews. Putting yourself out there and knowing there will be lots and lots of rejection.
But here we go anyway.