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Everything King: 'Restructured' is more tasteful than 'fired' or 'kicked to the curb'

In this week's Everything King, Wendy tackles the subject of feeling somewhat in limbo after recently losing a job and having to start over
Everything King (with Wendy King)

The new word is “restructured” — it is a more tasteful word than fired or kicked to the curb. I recently lost a job in broadcasting after 20 plus years. I wasn’t ready and I wasn’t finished. 

What I am is scared. Scared of starting over. Scared of what is in the future or what’s not.

What I am is in limbo. Somewhere between who I was and who I  will become. As they say, “It’s a process.”

The sudden loss of a job would normally send me quickly and directly to the salty snack section of the cupboard where I would carb load except for the fact I was also just diagnosed as a diabetic.

So, instead of buying a cheesecake, I have purchased one of those oversized pill containers to sort out all my new medications. Good times!

For a person who hates change, there’s been a lot of it.

On the plus side, I am learning a lot about technology, networking, resume writing in the digital age and how to keep your sanity.

So by way of introduction I am a newly jobless former broadcaster who is stressed out, carb deprived and probably at any given moment hangry (a mix of hungry and angry) who still believes she has something to say.

BarrieToday is going to give me that chance.

I’ll be writing about all kinds of things from nutrition to the job search from cats to clowns — anything and everything — from the ridiculous to the sublime.

I’ll share if you will!

Everything King (with Wendy King) is published every Tuesday on BarrieToday. Follow Wendy King on twitter @WendyKingNews , email her or contact her through BarrieToday.