This post is continuing The big gap, part 1.
Being in a gap: how does it feel? As the Covid-19 lockdown continued, people started to relax a little bit and myself I got a little bit too relaxed – till my job was gone.
But I was prepared. I knew what to do and sent my job applications right away, no need to start crying over spilled milk, life goes on.
I couldn’t have managed it this way if I didn’t experiende the loss of a job before. That time I felt like my world was going down. I was overwelmed and couldn’t cope for a while. Looking back it seems to me that I was lacking the proper tools and the proper reactions to handle that. And sadly I did not find the support that I had needed outside of me, I did it alone. Well, we all get wiser in time …
This slowing down of the public life and of parts of the economy affected my personal life in a way that a diet does – this one being a “stress diet”. The chance was now so palpable to invest more time and energy in my home, cooking skills, work-sleep balance 😉 I have watched so many shows and movies as in the previous two years combined – satisfying my brain’s thirst for stories and data.
Now I actually get the chance of a great job and I feel a lot more motivated – even excited! – about the new beginning that is slowly coming.