Life Update: Pandemic, Job, and More
Like many of you, a lot has changed in our lives over the past few months during the pandemic. I took a long absence from posting simply because I didn’t know what to say. With the world shutting down and protests building up all around me, I was something I’m normally not: speechless. I felt like nothing I could type out on this little screen would matter or be relevant to everyone. So I decided to take a step back and just absorb all of the information around me.
Over the past few months, I’ve been reflecting on so many things. I’ve been feeling an overwhelming amount of emotions from heartbreak to anger to devastation to numbness. I’ve been going through a break up, I switched jobs, I moved back to the city, and like many of you: I’m simply just trying to navigate the new reality of a hug-free world.
Some Not So Fun News
Back in March, I was devastated. I broke up with my boyfriend of six years and then was laid off from my job a week later. Two aspects of my life that I thought I was thriving at came crashing down in a matter of seconds. Instead of wallowing in my sadness, I decided to push through it and put all my efforts into finding a new job. I applied to job after job and interviewed at about 12 different companies. A few weeks later, I ended up finding a new job that perfectly aligned with my career goals. I’m extremely excited and humbled to have found such an incredible opportunity in the midsts of a pandemic. Plus, it definitely helps that I have some incredibly talented coworkers.
Some Better News
As for the pandemic side of things, I’m taking it one step at a time. I’ve been being extremely careful because my brother is getting married in less than 72 hours (can you hear my squeals of excitement through the computer screen). They narrowed down their guest list to 30 people in order to fit state regulations. We are going to make this the most intimate, kick-ass wedding this world has ever seen. But, that definitely means I’m going to try and stay as safe as humanly possible.
We ended up throwing Heather, my brother’s fiancé, an intimate bridal shower filled with balloons, cake, and a quirky game or two. Quarantine has definitely taught us that no matter what the circumstances, what really matters is the people you surround yourself with.
I’ve also been trying to keep sane by filling up my time with unnecessary amounts of baking, knitting, and crafts. More recently, I’ve been trying to get back into “Orangetheroy shape” by doing Tabata, Chloe Ting’s workouts, and practicing to run a 5k (but maybe even further). Now that I’m back in the city, I’ve also been walking around and trying to get some extra steps in after work (even if that means walking to get to-go drinks with my roommates). I’m slowly starting to feel like myself again.
How have you been since the world started crashing down? Are you hanging in there? Have you tried making the best out of it? Let me know in the comments down below.
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My first time to your blog. I can’t imagine trying to navigate a break up and a job loss in the middle of the pandemic. I must say you’ve landed on your feet! Good for you! And many congrats to your brother and soon to be sister-in-law!
It’s definitely been a crazy ride but I’m glad I’m on the other side! I hope all is well with you Michelle!
Gosh, so sorry to hear about your break-up and job loss. Glad you found a new role!
Zoey | http://www.zoeyolivia.com
Thank you so much Zoey! All things happen for a reason!
I’m so sorry you had to deal with all of this but your new job sounds great. I’ve been hanging in there!
Curated by Jennifer
Thank you, Jennifer! All things happen for a reason and things are definitely looking up!
It sucks that in the middle onf a pandemic you have to deal with that stuff! I’m sending you lot of loves and I hope you enjoy your new job 🙂
Thank you so much, Paula! Sending you some back!
Sorry to hear about your break up and job loss.
A lot of my friends have lost their jobs or had their hours drastically reduced.
So far I struggled the most with working from home for 2.5 months but am glad to be back in the office.
I’m happy to see you’ve found a new job and have been doing a lot of proactive things, like getting back into your health and fitness! It’s always inspiring to see other people do that during tough times.
That is so great that you’re back in the office! I think this whole pandemic is really putting into perspective of the importance of staying optimistic and perseverance to succeed. It’s the little things that are keeping things “normal”.
Really sorry to hear about your breakup and job loss but the new opportunity sounds great… wishing you all the very best dear 🙂
Beauty and fashion/Rampdiary/Glamansion
It seems like sometimes all the bad things happen at once 😢But I respect your willpower to push through and move forward! I wish you all the best with the new job and opportunities!
Yes I know what you mean. These times are beyond overwhelming. But I am glad to hear you got a new job. I have not been so lucky. And congrats to your brother. Sorry it is not in happier times but this is still wonderful news. Let’s hope 2021 which may not be a great year, that it is better then 2020.
So sorry to hear about your relationship and job, hope your brothers wedding went well.
You’ve been through so much change, babe- sending you major love, but happy to hear you’re on the other side of what seems to be the biggest hurdles. Life can throw ya curveballs, right? GEEZ. You handled them with such grace and are right back on your feet! I’m so happy you’ve found a place to work that appreciates how talented you are!
Le Stylo Rouge
I’m sending you so much love,
Serene xoxo ♥
Sorry to hear you have had such a tough time lately but it’s great news your brother is getting married! And congrats on the job, a difficult thing to find with the virus restrictions! Stay safe and enjoy! 🙂
Hope that you are having a lovely weekend 🙂
Stay safe and healthy! I hope that better times will come soon.
Little Glittery Box
Good luck for your new role.