By Joshua Graham
Author of Darkroom
Ten years ago, if you had told me that I could find my calling and destiny, but it would take losing my job and career, the big, beautiful house I owned, and enduring months upon months of searching through "unemployment," I would probably have said, "Thanks, but no thanks." And yet, even in the midst of my stable life of 9-hour work days, steady paychecks, health benefits, and familiar routines forged over a decade of work, I yearned to do something more, something meaningful.
Have you ever sat in your cubicle or office wondering, "Is this all there is to life?" I have. Anyone who knows me knows that I've worn many different vocational hats throughout my lifetime. By the time I settled into my career in information technology, I began to enjoy the benefits of the steady income and all that came with it, such as home ownership, supporting my family, and enjoying material necessities as well as non-essentials. And though it wasRead More »from Thriving Through a Layoff: The Best Thing that Ever Happened to Me