6.20.13 Thankful Thursday: Chchchch…Changes

20 Jun

I was laid off last week after 17 years with my company.  If you want to understand more you can read about it on my business blog: .  I tell you this because I am thankful.

I am thankful that the universe gave me many years of a good income and the ability to look forward and not dwell on the past.  I have good friends and family to help me deal with the sadness and the uncertainty. Something new will come.  Change is the only thing we know for sure.

And, of course, I have my furry loves who never let me down.  Though life will be changing in ways that none of us can imagine right now, to the animals, I will always be their favorite human.  Yes, for this, I am thankful.






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48 responses to “6.20.13 Thankful Thursday: Chchchch…Changes

  1. catfromhell

    June 20, 2013 at 00:36

    Gosh! Golly! And My Goodness! We did not know you were in the same field as us! We too got laid off (in March) but it has not been that many years with the same employer. We have been self employed before and we are actually quite happy – even though the job we got laid off from was what we wanted to do and was a whole ton of fun!
    If you need to commiserate (the stages always seem to go back and forth) you can always email us.
    Nellie’s Mom

    • dogdaz

      June 20, 2013 at 08:22

      Thanks Ciao. I am still in shock and trying to land something within IBM, but they make it almost impossible once they have decided to cut your position. It has been 18 years since I was self employed, so my client contacts are rusty. Thanks for the email connection. That is so nice of you – Lorian

  2. grannyandthebaldguy

    June 20, 2013 at 02:04

    Love your attitude and your furry friends.

    • dogdaz

      June 20, 2013 at 08:16

      Thanks granny. My furry friends have attitude too.

  3. ksbeth

    June 20, 2013 at 02:12

    You have a great approach to life and looking forward to wherever your new path may lead you )

    • dogdaz

      June 20, 2013 at 08:16

      Thanks. New paths for sure

  4. speedyrabbit

    June 20, 2013 at 02:41

    Things will work out they always do! something new and interesting is just around the corner,xx Speedy and mum

    • dogdaz

      June 20, 2013 at 08:15

      Yes Speedy. Those corners are always holding new adventures.

  5. angelswhisper2011

    June 20, 2013 at 03:38

    I’ve got tears in my eyes, while reading this and your other blog. What an attitude, so much power and strenghts, that’s quite amazing Lorian. There’ll come something better for you, that’s for sure 🙂

    • dogdaz

      June 20, 2013 at 08:15

      Thank you. My hope is sooner rather than later.

  6. peacelovenwhiskers

    June 20, 2013 at 06:56

    Wow. I am so sorry. I hope something comes along.

    • dogdaz

      June 20, 2013 at 08:13

      Thanks. Something will come along, what it is, is the craziness

      • peacelovenwhiskers

        June 20, 2013 at 10:16

        I know I’ve been unemployed for 9 month span and then a few months here and there. Hopefully you will be able to make your other blog a business as you have wonderful advice. Best wishes to you.

        • dogdaz

          June 20, 2013 at 10:55


  7. Emmadog

    June 20, 2013 at 07:27

    Oh my! A positive attitude which you seem to have is the most important thing. Hope you find something even better soon!

    • dogdaz

      June 20, 2013 at 08:13

      Thanks Emma dog. Trying to stay up. Not always easy.

  8. Caren, Dakota and Cody

    June 20, 2013 at 07:44

    So very sorry but your attitude is amazing. Sometimes when things like this happen it is God’s way of FORCING you to make a move. I lost my job due to downsizing in 2007, it has been hard but I would never have started blogging if it hadn’t happened. Wishing you the best of luck

    • dogdaz

      June 20, 2013 at 08:12

      Thank you Caren. I am in the ‘fake it until you make it’ mode at the moment. My last day is 12 July, so I actually terribly busy cleaning up 17 years of work. Glad you started blogging. Dakota and Cody are very happy too, I am sure.

  9. bumpyroadtobubba

    June 20, 2013 at 07:50

    Your other blog post is such a strong, great message for so many people. You know you’re a mumma inspiration to me, but now you are to others in similar situations. It’s happening globally and I don’t think it’s going to get better any time soon. Thank heavens for unconditional fuzzy loves, huh? Big hugs from the four of us. x

    • dogdaz

      June 20, 2013 at 08:01

      Thank you. I know that 2,000 of my colleagues in ANZ were effected as well.

  10. zannyro

    June 20, 2013 at 09:37

    Keep hugging those babies close…they can work wonders for the soul…but you already know that…I’m so sorry that you have to go through this…xo

    • dogdaz

      June 20, 2013 at 10:55

      Thanks – they do make a very big difference.

  11. easyweimaraner

    June 20, 2013 at 10:30

    With this great furry friends all things are possible – I wish you all the luck of the world.

    • dogdaz

      June 20, 2013 at 10:55

      Thanks Easy. Friends help

  12. Oz the Terrier

    June 20, 2013 at 11:20

    So sorry but what a GREAT attitude to have! Looking back gets us nowhere but looking ahead moves us forward in so many ways!
    *Cairn cuddles*

    • dogdaz

      June 20, 2013 at 13:29

      Thanks Oz. Looking ahead keeps me from tripping over my feet, or Sofie

  13. Animalcouriers

    June 20, 2013 at 12:29

    Your attitude is great but it is a shock I’m sure. These days you seem to be the odd one out if you haven’t been laid off. Sending positive vibes for a new and better job – in the interim you have great company!

    • dogdaz

      June 20, 2013 at 13:28

      That does seem to be a badge of maturity, doesn’t it? Thanks

  14. Will and Eko

    June 20, 2013 at 13:23

    You have an awesome attitude toward adversity, love it. And of course, it helps to have a couple loving dogs that are always there for you!

    • dogdaz

      June 20, 2013 at 13:28

      Yes – and the cats are cracking me up too! Thanks

  15. tilda2

    June 20, 2013 at 14:43

    Somthing better will be sure to come along! Thank goodness our pets take such good care of us!

    • dogdaz

      June 20, 2013 at 16:11

      Yes, the wind has changed and there will be a new breeze on the horizon soon (I hope)

  16. Pat Bean

    June 20, 2013 at 15:04

    I do so admire your spirit. You’re an inspiration. And this blog earned a Bean’s Pat as blog pick of the day. Check it out at:

    • dogdaz

      June 20, 2013 at 16:10

      Thank you so much for the honor Pat.

  17. Genevieve Petrillo

    June 20, 2013 at 15:57

    I don’t think a positive attitude could get any more positive than yours. Change happens. You’ll be on the other side of this before you know it. Just don’t spoil the furries too much in the meantime. Hang in there.

    • dogdaz

      June 20, 2013 at 16:02

      Thanks – I think they are spoiling me.

  18. Vicki Flaherty

    June 20, 2013 at 17:48

    What wonderful photos, Lorian. Our furry friends bring such comfort and acceptance. I hope you find a special freedom and something abundantly delicious beyond your wildest imagination on the other side of this. I’m sure that lots of doggy kisses help improve the odds…:)

    • dogdaz

      June 20, 2013 at 20:10

      Thanks – I look forward to the new day.

  19. Tya Khan

    June 21, 2013 at 14:06

    ur post made me way too emotional, but i love ur attitude n positivity. some thing good will come ur way very very soon 🙂 n it might just work wonders for u 🙂
    All the best

    • dogdaz

      June 21, 2013 at 16:32

      Thanks – looking forward to the future – whatever it holds

      • Tya Khan

        June 23, 2013 at 15:25

        🙂 will b good

  20. Miss Harper Lee

    June 21, 2013 at 15:48

    You’ve definitely been given your freedom and not just tossed aside. Remember that you’re a Social Butterfly, and those wings will take you far. Meanwhile, doggy kisses can make everything better!

    • dogdaz

      June 21, 2013 at 16:31

      Thank you Miss Harper Lee. I am trying to remember that,

  21. readingwithrhythm

    June 21, 2013 at 17:23

    Well, I’ll bet Sofie and Louise are sure happy to have you home more!

    • dogdaz

      June 21, 2013 at 18:57

      They will not take change well when I start working outside the house, since I have always worked from home except when traveling. They do love me around. Thanks

  22. Misaki

    June 22, 2013 at 05:35

    I’m sure you’ll find something else soon xx

    • dogdaz

      June 22, 2013 at 11:23

      Thanks – finding work now is my job. It is a little crazy making though

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