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Since I never seem to get around to sending out Christmas cards or letters, I decided to blog a bit to keep my fans updated. :-)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Silver Linings

Yesterday was a pretty traumatic day -- I was told that there was no longer a position for me in my department and I was being "let go". So, under the watchful eye of HR, I packed up my things and departed. I mourned yesterday and was quite sad, but today I feel much better. Life goes on! Somewhere there is a job with my name on it, another great group of people to work with, and something new to learn.

I did find some silver linings yesterday:
My dentist was able to fit me in yesterday (I already had an appt. for next week) which meant I could use flex spending money for it. (I had to use all my flex spending money yesterday or lose it). So, I went in for a routine cleaning and he found a nasty crack on a molar. I asked what that meant, and he said "A crown". "Can I pay for that today?" was my question. So, we took the impressions and put on the temporary, and I was able to use my flex spending money to cover my portion of the cost. THANK YOU to my brother who suggested I call my dentist and my eye doctor!

The even nicer silver lining was the outpouring of love, support, and encouragement from family and friends. I really couldn't talk about it much yesterday because my emotions were out of control, but that didn't seem to bother anyone else. I got phone calls, emails, messages on facebook, text messages, lots of hugs, and 4 offers of dinner! These many kindnesses were a balm to sooth my hurts. Thank you one and all! I know this post will reach some people who didn't catch wind of this yesterday as well as some who did. Please know that I am doing MUCH better today. The Lord endowed me with an extra dose of positive attitude, and it is coming in handy. One friend told me yesterday "There is life after a lay-off". He's right. Life goes on. Something will turn up.

I'm heading to California to see Silly Girl and family this weekend -- I figure a few days of R&R are in order. And on Monday I will start searching for a job. Please forward any leads you have!

Thank you, thank you, thank you for your love and support. My family and friends are everything and more that this girl could wish for!


  1. I'm sorry. It must be really hard to lose your job. I'm so glad that you're finding things to be happy about: I know you'll more than manage. Let us know what we can do for you.

  2. WHOA! Sorry to hear about your bad news. If I knew how to use Facebook I'd send a message there--just to be hip, you know. Glad you're weathering the storm with a happy face anyway. We'll keep our ears to the ground . . . although some of us of course only ever are digging up dirt from the ground and would be of no help at all to you. But they could at least say amusing things to cheer you up. Let us know what else we can do to help you over the hump. Marmot Family

  3. Their loss, Holly. Someone even better will snap you up and be counting their lucky stars that they found you. Have fun in California, relax, and leave this all behind for a few days.


  4. I've always had thoughts of hearing you more permanently on KBYU-FM. Perhaps now's the time :-)

    Good luck with everything. We'll keep you in our prayers.

  5. Having been through this myself, I can tell you it gets all better. You will probably see a lot of good in the change. Have faith, the Lord has a plan for you.

  6. I'm so sorry. But I'm beyond impressed at your great attitude. Will be crossing fingers for your new job!

  7. You'll find something, I'm sure! In my opinion you were the only one there who knew how to fix anything! I'll certainly miss you (if I still have a job using a Sirsi product). I'd tell you to move to FL, but that's not such a great idea right now. :-)


  8. Hey Holly So sorry to hear your news. Disneyland is really good medican. Great choice. I know something good will happen for you. But I was wondering, maybe you could come over and we can make some cakepops? And you can help me with my blog. Best of all you would be spending the day with ME! Or half a day? But it would still be with ME! Let me know, you are in my prayers.
    Love ya,

  9. Holly:
    I am sorry to hear you have been "let go" by your company. ((Holly)) You and your attitude are awesome and I am sure a new adventure awaits you. :) -Karen