I’m trying to post for people who are in a similar situation as myself…adrift on the professional seas and looking for a safe harbor in these troubled times…aka trying to figure out what the hell I’m supposed to do with my life ‘professionally’. I have a law degree but don’t want to be a lawyer…my professional experience is varried but not at all targetted and includes gems such as event planning, direct marketing, editing, lobbying and barista-ing. I had a good gig going but was recently and involuntarily “emancipated” from it. But I’m quickly discovering that as much as being laid off was a surprise, it’s also probably a blessing-only time will tell. It’s also something people in these difficult days need to be planning for and can. Not to sound like a mini-Suze Orman, but I believe that there are great personal finance lessons to be learned in the current economy and count myself lucky to be young, able, and not trying to retire just as the market is free falling. My goals are to pass along helpful information for people who are currently laid off, worried that they might be unemployed in the near future, or people who just can’t stand what they spend 8 or more hours a day doing. I’m also hoping blogging will keep me sane during my next search for something steady and hopefully more fulfilling…although talk to me next month and I might just be looking for paying. I live in Brooklyn and have worked primarily in New York and Washington, DC. So that’s about it. I hope you enjoy the posts and please feel free to comment and let us know your stories and what you’re looking for. BRING IT!