How to get up again after losing a job?
When you have a job, there’s always that risk of losing it, right? There could be a ton of reasons why it happens. Maybe it's a slip-up on your part, someone else's mistake, or even someone being jealous of you, among other things.
But today, I'm not diving into why we lose jobs. I want to chat about what we can do when we hit that rough patch, and how to keep our heads above water without doing anything we might regret.
Ironically, as I'm writing this blog post, I’m in the same boat. Yep, I lost my job just two weeks ago.
Okay, I get it. Who am I to tell you what to do after losing a job, especially when I'm going through the same thing, right?
But here’s the deal—I’m not here to tell you what you should do. I just want to share what I’ve been doing in hopes that it might spark something for you, and help you get through your tough times.
You might not be a writer, but if you had a job, chances are you did some writing at some point.
What I dig about writing is that it helps get all the stuff swirling around in your head out, and sometimes, that can be a huge relief.
I’ve had my fair share of rough times when I didn’t have a buddy to talk to or when my friends just didn’t get what I was going through. And sometimes, I was just too embarrassed to talk about my problems. To be honest, I felt pretty friendless.
But hey, in this modern world, I think a lot of folks face this kind of problem.
So if you're feeling lost, just start writing down what’s on your mind. That’s what I’m doing with this blog post, and it’s my first time sharing my situation during a hard time.
You don’t have to go public with a blog post like me. You can jot down your thoughts in a private note or wherever you feel like writing.
Make a Plan
I know, sometimes it’s tough to figure out what to do next when things go south. But if we want to move ahead, it’s crucial to have some sort of game plan.
- Work on my side project
- Write a blog post
- Share the side project
- Learn new skills
I know finding a new job might be top of the list for many, but snagging a new gig, especially in the software engineering field, isn’t a cakewalk these days.
It’s cool if you’re on the job hunt, but for me, right now isn’t a great time to dive into interviews and all the prep that goes with it. I just need a breather to get my head back in the game.
Maybe This is The Time?
We all have dreams, but life has a way of making us put them on the back burner.
And maybe, just maybe, now’s the time to dust off those dreams and give them some thought?
For me, I’ve wanted to dive into the entrepreneurial world since I got into programming.
Starting something new can be scary as hell, just like the first time we set up our computers to start coding—there's always some hiccup or another, and sometimes it takes weeks to get things working right.