As with so many things these days, I was wrong. This afternoon I was informed that my position was being eliminated and after 8 years of service I was unceremoniously shown the door.
This has been a pretty bad month for me. My family has moved in with another man, and now I find myself, not only alone in my house, but now I have no job. I work in a pretty specialized field and while there are some improvement, the job market still sucks.
T is pushing hard for me to attend Physician Assistant school. It's a good idea, and let's face it, with that, I would never have to worry about finding a job again for the rest of my life. On the other hand, it will require about 3 and a half years of school. It would be very difficult for me to hold a job and go to school at the same time. So while I agree it's a good investment, I am not sure how I will support myself and the kids during that time.
Right now I can't ever think. I am so stressed out. The reality of my unemployed status is starting to hit me and it is so fucking overwhelming. I just don't know what to do.
I'm going to go to bed and maybe I will wake up from this nightmare.
I am gay man in his 40's who was married for 18 years to a straight woman, who is still my very best friend. We have 4 children together. She is now remarried and we still want to be supportive of each other and make a stable family for our kids.
Cast of Characters
Jim: That's me
K: The wonderful woman I married in 1993. We divorced in November 2011, and she is still my best friend.
T: My ex-boyfriend. We were together from 2008 to 2013. He is still an important person in my life.
AJ: K's new husband. They got married December 2011.
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