Re: Re: Well, I’ve got plenty of time to work on my writing now…

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Arlene
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I lost my job in January 2009 and have yet to find work. Although I was devastated, I had an overwhelming feeling that I was meant to do something else with my life. I thought this job was it for me, and had been with the company for nearly 9 years. It wasn’t until I got laid off that I realized how much I loved to write. Writing has become my release ever since, and I don’t know what I would do without it. Anytime I have felt frustrated or angry about losing my job, I would pop open my laptop and hammer away on a story. I have now written several short stories, and started writing a novel. I entered the first short story that I had ever written into Writer’s Digest “Your Story #19” contest and won!!! Although I have diligently been looking for work 5 days a week ever since, I do count my blessings that I’ve been able to be home with my kids, and I’ve been able to pursue the passion for writing that I may not have found had I not lost my job. Keep your head up, and remember that there is light at the end of the tunnel. You too may be destined for bigger and better things.