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Life After Layoff

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Matt Duncan  @foxxmd at Unsplash “I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.”―  Joan Didion When I started this blog in 2014 , after my husband and I had lost our jobs, I thought of it as an online diary—a place to exorcise those dark thoughts— What happened? How did we end up here? When will it end? —that looped through my mind.  Writing it all down was therapeutic. (If you're struggling with something, I highly recommend putting pen to paper or fingers to keyboard. Even if you never share it with another soul or ball it up and toss it to your cat, it may help.) Another reason I began chronicling our mutual unemployment and the arduous task of finding new jobs was because, despite all the career advice that existed, I couldn't find anything that addressed the "Holy sh!t!"-ness of our situation.  There were plenty of resume, cover letter, and interview tips out there, but I wa