In my day I sometimes get great ideas that I would like to blog about, so I like to jot them down quickly in my phone so I can come back to it. I have a whole bunch of topics on the notes section of my phone that I am looking forward to writing!
For now, I want to get you all updated on my current stand in life and what life has in store for me in the nearest future. I don’t usually write much about my personal life, but I want to start opening up and sharing with you all. Currently, I am scratching my head at how to greet this blog post – does one say hi, hello, greetings? Like – how do? But let’s get into this.
So, last Monday – I was made redundant. They are replacing my position. Not only did I not have any warning, any kind of meeting – nope, I found out by my fellow work colleague. Everyone knew what was happening but me. I found out at 4:35PM – I finish work at 5:00PM. My boss wasn’t around, he apparently ducked out for a coffee. I still cannot decide if that was fantastic timing or reaaallly bad timing.
I had 30 minutes to figure out what I was going to do with myself. Do I pack up my desk and walk out? Do I keep bugging my work colleague and ask why, how, when did they find out – do I ask them what I should do? Or do I just sit there with tears in my eyes and stop myself from having a panic attack?
Luckily, my partner and I have been in the workings of relocating to Melbourne. We have had this on the cards since we met – funnily enough. Only recently, within the last month our rent had been increased (Sydney is ridiculous, second most expensive location to live in – l o l) we thought why not start now? We aren’t saving any money by living here. It was exciting!
Our plan was to save our money up, when we hit a certain figure we were going to pack up and go. So, as you can imagine – Monday at 4:35PM was a fucking shock! It was not our plan at all, what happens to our savings? How can we survive in the heart of Sydney on one income? What about our goals?
I sat there, completely unsure in what to do with myself. I had no time to calm myself down, I was too busy telling my fellow work colleague that it was okay and trying to calm THEM down let alone myself. Literally.. they were in tears from telling me what was going to happen, and there I was soothing them and saying it doesn’t matter. Haha.
Within that half hour, my boss came back into the office. It hit 5:05PM (I stayed back a couple minutes to see if they wanted to pull me aside – they didn’t), so, I just left. Awkwardly. Unsure of what to do with myself. Do I say “See ya tomorrow”? (I didn’t, I just said bye and shuffled out awkwardly, as you do). When I was leaving work, in the elevator my bosses PA said it “was nothing personal” and that they make spontaneous decisions. Yeah, spontaneous alright. Trouble is, I was hired as a casual (everyone there was hired as a casual and has been working there for years and still a casual – is this even legal? Like???) so they had every right to do what they did.
To wrap this up – as you can imagine, I didn’t go to work the next day. No, sir. I told them I was no longer coming back because I would rather save that awkward conversation.
Now, Melbourne. What the hell are we going to do? Are we going to wait another couple on months? Nope. My partner is going to be placing their resignation in this week, pack our boxes and we are out of here. Did I forget to say we also have a hyper active cat that goes absolutely bonkers at the sight of a cat carrier? (No, seriously. There was a fire evacuation alarm in my apartment building on Friday and I learned his real cat-hulk-like strength when it came to the cat carrier). So we are going to road trip to Melbourne and not look back!
I want to invite you guys on my journey.
I will be keeping you all posted with the progress, you aren’t far behind on this all unraveling – we only just created our plan, and this will be one hell of a journey.