Tuesday, 3 November 2015

I'll be fine. Really!


Whew.
It's been some crazy weeks here in Pinhouse-world. Emotional rollercoaster extraordinaire.
My earlier suspicions about ending up unemployed, has now been confirmed.
Yup. I am, as of the end of the month, officially out of a job.


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In total, 47 people has been let go, because of a failing market and it is not getting any better until 2017. At best.
It is hard to know what to feel. I feel sorry for all who lost their job. I am sad to no longer knowing what I am supposed to do every day. I am angry, because of the way we employees were treated during the process (there will be lawsuits...) and I think our management and executive has made some pretty ridiculous decisions.

On some level I am even releaved (sort of) to be let go, because it might open up better opportunities for me. My job has often been a source of frustration, it has effected my health and there has been no chance of personal growth. Industrial workers are often just seen as a number, not as a person. You are expendable and replaceable. I have been at the facory for eight years, and yet, everything I've learnt and done, don't mean a thing on the "outside". The work experience is not transferable/useful any other place, which is not a good thing... So basically, I've just gotten older, not any wiser.

But I will not dwell on this. I have decided to want, what the Universe wants. What happens, happens. And I am better off if I can make what happens, my own will. It is up to me now. This could be my biggest disaster, OR my biggest opportunity. I choose to let it be a good thing!

On another (and much more enjoyable) note, there has been some sewing. Not as much as I would like, though. Big life changing events has the power to suck the energy out of you, but I hope I'll bounce back quickly!

I am happy to give you a sneak peak of my Victorian underthings! (Scandalous!!)
My corset is nearly done now, just some binding and flossing to go. And both chemise and drawers are ready. Cute, huh?









Now, all there is to do is get it all finished, photographed and then, it's onto the DRESS!






17 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see the finished projects!

    I'm sorry to hear that you lost your job :(

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    1. Thank you, Anthea :) I can't wait to show them off!

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  2. Sorry about your job loss :( New and better things are on your horizon I just know it!

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    1. Thank you, Kristin, for the sympathy. I hope you are right ;)

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  3. Words can feel very empty at a time like this, but I really do believe that things move out of our lives to make room for something better.
    On a happy note, your underthings are too pretty to wear under anything. Wow!

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    1. Thanks, Rhonda, I think so too. This is primarily a new opportunity :)
      I am rather pleased with the underthings, now if only I could get a day with decent light so i can show it off properly!

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  4. Auda! Sånt er veldig slitsomt og stressende. Men i ettertid viser det seg ofte at det fører noe godt med seg. Krysser fingrene for at du snart finner ut av hva du vil drive med med i fremtiden, og kan begynne å jobbe mot det. Klem!

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    1. Takk! Jeg håper du får rett. Egentlig er det jo litt spennende også. Det er jo bare det økonomiske som er ei plage. Det går seg vel til :)

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  5. I'm sorry to hear about your job situation, but hopefully it will lead to an occupation in which you can develop your talents and feel appreciated instead of being treated like a number. I'm very curious to see your completed Victorian outfit, it looks very promising so far!

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  6. Been there, done that, and it's no fun! It will be an emotional roller coaster for awhile, so hang in there. Perhaps you haven't had a chance to grow at your job the last few years, but you've grown light-years in your creative pursuits. I can't believe the attention to detail and the patience you put into the things you make.
    I hope you can find something more suited to your talents.
    Your Victorian undies look amazing. Can't wait to see the dress.
    Focus on your sewing when you feel defeated... it will keep your spirits up. That's something that's yours. No corporation can take away the sense of accomplishment that comes from making something from scratch!
    Best wishes from Oklahoma.
    Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan, those are some good tips ;)

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  7. I'm sorry to hear about your being laid off, hopefully you can find something new that is a bit more suiting to your interests. Its good to see this as an opportunity, sometimes we all feel stuck when really doors could be opening at any moment in ways we wouldn't have imagined. Your Victorian underthings are looking perfectly frilly and accurate! I love the special touch with the embroidery :)

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  8. Just catching up with your blog and am sorry to hear about your job. I am currently dreaming about making welsh wholecloth quilts every day - feel free to join me in a bit of blue sky thinking! :)

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  9. So sorry to hear about your job situation! I really hope this all works out for the best for you in the end! You are on a very special journey in your sewing, so hopefully you will feel inspired and full of energy at least in that area! Good luck!

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  10. So sorry to hear about the job loss. That is a bummer but I hope that it allows you to explore opportunities that help you grow. You will find the right job!

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  11. No good - I hope there's something for you soon! We moved for my partner's job and I didn't have anything for a while so I know it can be stressful and a bit demoralising. I tried to keep myself busy with various projects - my garden looked so good at that time!!

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