I was laid off from USSA a year ago today. On this day last year, I was a wreck. At the time it happened, it seemed like my professional life was over and all this progress I made in creating a life for myself in Park City had gone down the drain. I took the lay-off really personally, thinking through all the things I could have done differently, like I wasn’t good enough.
I’m proud to say that today- one year later, I’ve recovered and have moved on. I see Jan. 9, 2009 as a bump in the road. It’s not nearly as big of a deal as it was. I mourned the loss, and bucked up and put myself out there again. I worked hard through the summer and made a point not to settle. I had opportunities that I passed down, and some that I thought I wanted, but turns out I wasn’t the best fit out there.
It all paid off in October when I got my job as the Snow Reporter at The Canyons. This is exactly the type of job I was looking for, and I’m damn proud to have moved onto something that makes me as happy as this job does. Thanks to all those who helped me through the last year and encouraged get me to the place I am today.