Sunday, April 17, 2011

Lady Gaga and My Six Month Laid Off Anniversary

The Lady Gaga Monster Ball was amazing!   I seriously have never gone to a better concert.  She performed her ass off.  She even called one fan in the audience on his mom’s cell phone (he was like 10) to invite them to meet her after the show.  Apparently, the little boy loves Lady Gaga and wearing his mom’s high heel shoes.   She didn’t lip synch and danced her way through every song.  It was awesome.  The thing I love the most about her though is how “different” she is and how her show/career is about accepting differences and being proud of who you are. 

Speaking of being “different” and proud of who you are…today is the six month anniversary of my being laid off.  It happened on a Sunday at 4:30pm.  Honestly, it seemed quite devastating at the time.  I had worked for this organization for eight years.  I was let go along with three other people.  The “different” part to me is the diversity that walked out the door (well escorted out the door) six months ago.  In addition, to the diversity, the absence of our combined hard work, creativity and fun approach to projects is and will continue to be missed.  The four of us have a shared moment in time and for all the difficulties and life changes, I’m pretty confident in saying all four of us are actually much happier and content then we were six months ago.  Traumatic events are designed to change you and it isn’t the event it is how you cope and morph after the event.  I would never change the eight years I spent with the organization.  It changed me and I changed them.  That chapter is closed, but the book is still in progress and I’m excited to keep turning the page.  In other words, “don’t hide yourself in regret, just love yourself and you’re set, I’m on the right track, baby.”

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