Disoccupata = Unemployed = Me
How’s that for some easy math?
Sì, dear readers, as of November 29th, I became suddenly, somewhat unexpectedly, immediately disoccupata. Unemployed. Without a job. Senza un lavoro.
Why? Well, the usual reasons, I suppose: la crisi (the financial crisis, which is supposed to have less of an impact on Canada than other places…), mancanza di lavoro (not enough work to do), and the fact that many companies are trying to ridurre le spese (reduce their expenses).
Yep, around lunchtime on the 29th I was told to box up my things, hand in my keys and not come back. (Please note that all of this was done in the nicest way possible and I hold absolutely no grudge against my former employer.)
But where does all this leave me?
My first thought was to immediately run off to Italy, where, unfortunately, I’d fit in with the rest of the unemployed masses. And, you know, because I love it there.
My second thought was to look for a new job, which is not nearly as exciting as going back to Italy, or to any place, for that matter.
My last thought was to go back to school, even though I only left school a year and a half ago.
So what have I decided to do?
Well, I’m trying to organize something that involves all three choices. Voi che ne pensate? What do you think?
Many of my friends and family members have weighed in on the situation, and all of them have ended up telling me the same thing:
“Quando si chiude una finestra, si apre un portone.”
When one door closes, another one opens.
I have faith that something exciting is in the works for me. And when I figure out just what it is, I’ll be sure to let you all know.