About

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!

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4 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hey–I came across your blog on WordPress. I’m from the DC area but have lived in NYC for the last 10 years. I was laid off a few months ago – the 4th time in 8 years. Now I’m trying to figure out what to do too. You might enjoy my blog (www.joblessandless.com). Good luck.

    1. Thanks for checking out the site. We’re only a few days old but this is the second time I’ve been laid off in 10 years so I feel your pain. I’ll be sure to give your site a peep. Good luck to you too!

    1. Thanks! And we’ll be checking out your blog as well. Happy to hear I’m not the only unemployed person with a grad degree who’s turned to blogging. Your blog looks very interesting and I look forward to digging a little deeper.

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