Jun. 3rd, 2017

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I got laid off. One of hundreds.

I'm very very very privileged that this is a setback, not devastating. I paid off my student loans last year. I still live with my parents, which is suddenly a good thing. They're going to keep me on for one more paycheck (two weeks), so I have health insurance for three.

I've already been interviewing, so I feel ahead of the game.

I have a fantastic support network, both in person and online. After I got my stuff home and changed out of work clothes, I went to one of my favorite restaurants* with Kit, who is quickly becoming one of my favorite people, and spent the day with them - introduced them to Economy Candy, helped them with an errand, and just spent time together. And then I went to another favorite** with the PartnerBeast, and we got ice cream instead of a second round of booze. And then I went to therapy, went home, and played Overwatch with even more great friends. I'm so grateful to these people and this city that this is all possible.

So yeah. We'll see what's next. Might move to more frequent updates now that I have more time with Internet that doesn't block Dreamwidth. Might not. We'll find out.

* Shopsin's isn't for everyone, and it's only open for breakfast and lunch. But I appreciate the moxie of what they're trying to do. Despite the ridiculously madcap menu everything I've had there has been outstanding, and the staff is really thoughtful in their own way.
** Maharlika is pricy and a bit out of the way for me, but their food is always outstanding, their cocktails are a delight, and the staff are super kind and chill and friendly. I don't have a real circle of fellow Filipino-Americans (other than my childhood friend Jess), but something about that staff and that menu makes it always feel like an idealized version of home.

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