Turned Over Tea Leaves

A day before All Hallow's Eve, the undisputed kickoff for the entire winter holiday season, I was unceremoniously informed I no longer had a job. The entire location I worked at was being shut down, effective immediately. With a few anxiously rehearsed lines, I was given a limp apology; mildly bolstered with a check worth a few weeks of work to compensate my sudden and unforeseen strife.

I'd be lying if I said I was shocked, but I also can't say I am deeply lamenting my situation right now. I've got a number of borrowed weeks to stretch and maybe even breathe while chasing a few obligations and projects I have been struggling to get to for months. That's quite a luxurious opportunity most folks don't get.

So what now?

Well, I have a TON of projects to pursue as we cruise through this fall season practically head first into winter. So many, in fact, it leaves my head spinning trying to consider getting them all done in the few weeks of “freedom” I have while actively considering what my next big life moves are gonna be.

To that end, this blog. In a bit of serendipity, we are right into the Campgrounds' National Write Literally Anything Month. I figure it would be a good exercise to take advantage and organize some thoughts here in this blog for the next {however many} weeks.

What's that going to cover?

Honestly, I don't even know yet. Judging by a few hastily scratched out notes, I suspect A LOT of unpacking feelings about this sudden upheaval in life. But I can also imagine recapping the various things I'm working on and, if there's time, some hopes about what the future brings.

I guess grab some popcorn or something? I think I'm already a day behind on this writing, let alone all the other projects I mean to get out there, so I better hustle. Cheers to reading tea leaves dumped at my feet.