A favorite nursery closing? No it’s me, I’ve been laid-off.
It was hardly a surprise; the architecture firm I’ve been working at for the last 5 years has been on a slow downward spiral since the housing market went under and the economy ground to a halt.
I’m in good company, so many capable people have been let go before me. Hundreds have lost their jobs at "my" firm alone. That’s the scary part really; there are so many talented hardworking people out of work right now, it’s easy to be discouraged. But where does that get you, right?
So a positive attitude and resourcefulness are called for, there are opportunities ahead to be discovered and created! With an extensive marketing and retail management background I’m prepared to scare up something. Or spend a lot of time in my garden; thank god the spring months are ahead! Oh wait…there is a metaphor in there somewhere! Spring = new life/new future…
Now if I just wasn’t so worried about the plant budget! I wonder if any of my favorite nurseries will let me work in trade for plants?