Don't Do It!
Today I was doing some work on the work front: sending out resumes, querying ad firms about copywriting opportunities, sniffing about for freelance writing gigs. I ended up reading some old posts on my Forbes blog, which I wrote after I got downsized. They were mostly about freelancing, and they were really interesting. This one stuck out particularly: "How to Lose Your Job and Not Have a Nervous Breakdown."
I was downsized over the phone. I hung up the phone, then sat on the edge of my bed and examined the floor. I considered that I had not expected things would turn out this way. Yet, they had. Am I going to have another nervous breakdown? I asked myself. I was not. Now, when new challenges arise, I remind myself, At least it’s not a nervous breakdown.