Ok, sooo… what happened?
I can’t be the only one to wonder, what the heck happened these past 2 years? Like, one minute I’m sitting at my work desk answering phone calls, the next minute our city goes into lockdown. From what I recall, I happily packed up my things to take home, thinking we just landed an awesome 2 week March break. Then next thing you know – cue actual world pandemic and fast forward 2 years.
It’s been pretty much surreal. I don’t need to reiterate, as majority of us probably experienced the same thing, but all I remember was going in and out of multiple lockdowns, learning to work from home, binging Tiger King, tie dying, trying IG coffee trends, TikTok hacks and accumulating an amazing wardrobe of cozy sets and athletic sweats.
Now, let’s catch up.
As mentioned above, it was all tie dye, sweats and dalgona coffees.
2021 on the other hand? A nightmare.
Ok I’m being dramatic.
Or, maybe not.
But it definitely wasn’t the best of years.
Within a year, I had worked 3 different positions in the same company, essentially landing the ‘dream job’ that, I guess, I had been working towards my whole career with them. While I am grateful for the experience, it was challenging to say the least. The restructuring of departments and various positions basically gave me a workload that previously would have been a 6 person job.
Many sleepless nights. Many bathroom cry breaks.
These became weekly rituals.
I was officially burnt out and running on empty.
Then once I finally found myself in the groove of things, they let me go.
With all the changes that happened/were happening within the company it was expected. I was prepared, but it was still surreal to hear those words.
They say everyone should get fired at least once in their life. That it builds character and… (insert whatever quote here about life lessons and the universe). At least for my sanity, it wasn’t because of my performance or incompetency. I know I’m super creative and have a damn good work ethic. And no one can take that from me.
Well, not only was I grieving the loss of my job, I was also grieving the loss of my bestie.
Oh yes, within days of each other I found myself jobless and petless.
When it rains, it pours.
Last year was a pretty rough year for my little furry friend. We enjoyed a nice last summer together, but sadly I had to say goodbye after 13 wonderful, floofy years. As stressful as it was learning a new position while working from home, I am super appreciative for the fact that I was home and was able to spend those extra moments with her. Screw coffee breaks when you have pet the floof breaks.
Those were my favourite.
Anyways, I’ve been a little lost since then. It’s like a part of my identity is gone, but I’m trying to navigate what my next chapter should be. Or, even how to start it for that matter. It’s taking a little longer than expected, but as they say, Rome wasn’t built in a day.
In the meantime…
Hello again. Sorry for ghosting you for 2 years, but I’m hoping we can pick up where we left off. There’s so much to say… and so many shopping goodies to share 😉
Until next time, please enjoy some of my favourite floof pics.
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