Hey guys. Uhhh, I have some rather unfortunate news that I don't know where else to put, other than telling it to my family already, but uhhh.
The online university that I work for right now has been bought by a bigger university and, as a result, my company told me and my department and my boss that our positions may be deemed useless by next year (I'm still employed throughout the year though). So basically, unless I find another job next year, I'm getting laid off next year. It's pretty shocking and I've been trying to keep it together (especially due to my family's financial roadblocks that life throws at, at times). That stated, when I got into my car after I was done for the day, I yelled pretty loudly inside to vent my frustration.
After a couple hours, it gives me some time to think and I think to myself, "I can bounce back easy. I have shown myself to be a team player and a hard worker in an environment that thrives on that for two years. I can find work somewhere in a similar position somewhere down the line."
Also, regarding my new year's resolution of going to at least one concert a month for the entire year, I still want to accomplish that. The only slots left is in May, August, October, November, and December and I can fill those gaps easily. I may want to see Tedeschi Trucks band in May. There may be a summer concert that perks my interest in August. Still waiting for Tremonti to announce a LA show. Could be in May (windows closing to announce that though) or August, who knows? I may want to see Delain and the solid opening acts in October. Blizzcon is in November and I want to go that as well and they usually have a named band to do the closing ceremony like Muse, Metallica, Linkin Park, Foo Fighters, etc. Plus, Trans-Siberian Orchestra may do a big tour in December and I want to go to that and take my family with me since this is the kind of show that people that doesn't even listen to rock can get into.
Above all else, I'm still going to Orlando for the AB VI listening party in September, no matter if I have a job or if my financial status is still unpredictable. It's not a matter of I want to go to this trip anymore. I need to go to this trip to uplifts my spirits and this is the band that has been the best band to do that (as evident in the "Alter Bridge saved my life" thread). Like many roadblocks down my entire life for the last 12 years I've been a fan of AB, they always seem to find the right things to say to keep things in perspective for me and makes me look forward to what's to come in life. Barely anything can get me to feel pumped that way. I just want to see the band back. That's all I ask for really in life. If Alter Bridge is around and active, no matter what happens in this messed-up world, if they are around, all is right with the world to me. It sounds sappy and it is sappy, but that is how it is for me. Also, I miss you guys. We need to talk more again and laugh again.
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on Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:31 pm, edited 1 time in total.