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Unemployment, ie What I Did Not Write About: Reality Sinks In

For the weekend, I had no feelings of sadness. I called my friends and family and told them how the last day had gone. I went to the library and rented Superman and The Wrath of Khan on DVD. On … Continue reading

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Unemployment, ie What I Did Not Write About 2 : Spreading the News

The next day, I called my mom to tell her the news. It was a Saturday so I called her the next morning.  My mom tends to wake up early.  I called her and walked her through my horrible, horrible … Continue reading

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Unemployment, ie What I Did Not Write About Part 1: The News

I received the news that I was being laid off on a Friday. It was at the end of a terrible day, undoubtedly the worst day I had ever spent in a classroom. I could tell the story, and I … Continue reading

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Unemployment, ie What I Did Not Write About

I read an article that someone posted on Facebook recently that talked about the evidence that writing helps people to recover emotionally from difficult experiences.  My mom learned the same thing in her psychology classes. I was struck by that … Continue reading

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Plot Twist

I entered the world of work at the age of 17, desperate to pay for car insurance. Since then, I have held a number of jobs, but have never been laid off. Until now. I was informed that I am … Continue reading

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