Clawing My Way Out

So it's been a week since the world went to hell in a handbag and I was laid off. I spent 3 days in a drunken state, laying in the darkness of my bedroom. An intervention was finally staged Wednesday night by Wolf, Roomie and BFF. My ass was thoroughly kicked and I was told to get my shit together. Nothing like the love of friends...

One good thing about a company that just goes completely belly up with no transition plans in place? Clients are left spinning their wheels and scrambling for alternatives to finish projects that are in progress. A group of us have made contact with a handful of former clients to see if they'd be interested in retaining us to finish up projects that were in progress when the company folded. We've had some positive response so far so we'll see where that goes. In other job news:
  • A former client in Oklahoma City that I did a tremendous amount of work for JUMPED at my offer to finish a few things up for them. It's not much work...a couple of days...but it's better than nothing, right?
  • I sent my resume and portfolio out to four places last Friday. Two have already made contact and said they like my work and will be in touch. Three of the four are local so that's a good thing. LOW paying jobs, though...I'm sure.
  • I have a sorority sister in Denver who is a designer like me. She said her firm is entertaining the possibility of adding a graphics and layout person. She's going to check on it and lobby for me if it's a reality.

I'm not wild about the idea of moving (or travelling for that matter) to work but you have to do what you have to do to pay the bills. I appreciate everyones good wishes, thoughts and concern for me as I dropped off the face of the earth. I'm in survival mode now...and I'm back in the saddle. When I get this focused on something I tend to have blinders on so apologies in advance for neglect or lack of updates.

I'll let everyone know what happens...


  1. we were all so worried...as well all (PGALC, jwhitter and me) ONLY have email // twitter // blog contact info....NO PHONE NUMBERS. You have ours (I think all of ours)...

    get in touch with someone if you need anything, doll.


  2. Honey, you will be racking up clients like crazy- just wait.

    I'll be keeping my fingers crossed.......

  3. I was thinking about you! My fingers are crossed for ya!

  4. Good luck with everything! You know, things often happen for a reason, and you may find that this new path may be better than you could have even imagined!