Taking Stock

It is CD2. We have decided to take a cycle off to figure out what we want to do. We like Mr. G, but we don’t like his lack of reliability, and we don’t like the shipping processs. It’s just not working out for so many reasons. So we have to figure things out, and we are not sure where this is going to take us. We do know that the baby empties are worse than ever. We just went shopping with my sister, who is visiting for the week. We got her some much-needed maternity clothes and ogled baby items, and while it was fun to shop for our neice-t0-be and my sister, we couldn’t help but want to be doing this for ourselves. It’s an ugly feeling.

On top of all of this, J lost her job this week. It wasn’t a job that she particularly loved–or even liked–but she had been trying her hardest for the past four weeks to learn the ropes. Her new boss is just so f-ing insane that she couldn’t get her act together to train J or teach her anything about the organization, so she let J go on the grounds that there wan’t any time to train her and that she wasn’t the previous grantwriter (who had been there for four years). We’re both more than a little freaked out right now because this was supposed to be our stability for awhile while I figured my life and career out. Now we’re not sure what is going to happen next except that we’re now both looking for work.

Despite this major blow, I think it’s probably for the best. J was miserable. Her working conditions were unacceptable (I’m surprised the building hasn’t been condemned), and the director of the organization truly was a few eggs shy of a dozen. These items on top of the horrid commute were making J more stressed than she was supposed to be since our move, so I know that eventually this will all make sense.

For now, it’s all just hard.  


Filed under J, job hunting, ttc

9 responses to “Taking Stock

  1. I’m sorry. Sending ya lots of positive energy!!

  2. Sometimes life really does suck. But it sounds like J losing her job really is blessing, and something wonderful will come up for you both really soon.

    Baby empties are so hard but one day it will be your sister joining you looking for maternity clothes and cute baby things. Hold onto that.

    In the meantime, keep on enjoying each other and that great new house that you’ve made me so envious of!

  3. jay

    Oh jeesh, I am sorry. Clark said it all really! And I do believe things happen for a reason. Sometimes really SHIT things happen, but there’s gotta be a reason behind them, right? Even if the reason is just to scare us!

    Seriously – if you need a quick(ish) buck, wonder if you’ve thought of freelance copywriting? There seems to be loads on getafreelancer-dot-com. Just a thought!

    Love and luck xx

  4. vee

    I’m so sorry you’re facing these uncertainties, but I’m really hoping that the change in baby making plans and job will both happen swiftly and turn out to be great improvements on your previous lot. Hang in there and good luck with the job hunting.

  5. notesfrom2moms

    jeeze… i’m so sorry. I am hoping that the universe turns around quickly for you two, you certainly deserve it.

  6. crap. when it rains it pours, huh? let’s hope it can only get better!

  7. I’m so so sorry. I hope this time brings with it new opportunity and a change that will make your lives better.


  8. So sorry…what a yucky situation. Nothing stays yucky forever though…great opportunities are waiting for you guys!

  9. Gosh. I am so sorry about all of this. At least you know, ultimately, that it wasn’t want J wanted to do. Such crap though that they didn’t even train her properly. Honestly. I hope things change for you soon – in the donor dept and the job dept. It will get better. Promise 🙂 *hugs to you both*

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