Yesterday I found out that I may lose my job in the near future due to a merger that may happen with my firm and another. Even if I don't lose my job, I will still have a lot of negatives against and this does not make me happy in the least bit. Last night I had a little pity party but after a good night's sleep, I feel refreshed and I have a new perspective. In the meantime, I'm going to go on severe lockdown mode, just in case. I am going to be even more diligent in my couponing, having a garage sale to make a little extra cash, etc. I don't want to look for a new job just yet because if it doesn't happen, then I will have jumped the gun and hurt myself in the process. So I'll stick it out and see how it plays out but I will still be brushing up my resume, sending it to employment agencies anyway, and thinking of other ways to make some extra money should the need arise.
Having a plan makes me feel much much better.