A Quick Explanation
Hey guys! Today’s post is a little different from the recipe posts that you are used to. I am so pleased to be able to bring you this guest post from Koral Dawn. Koral’s story is so powerful to share because, not only do we share a love of music, we also share a similar experience of being laid off. This is a topic that I just started talking about on my social media, but I think it is important to not only show you when we have been dealt a hard blow, but also how we get back up. That is why this post from Koral really spoke to me. Music can be a source of inspiration and motivation for so many people. And it’s definitely how I got myself to stand back up after trying to deal with all the negative emotions that come with being laid off.
Please share this post with others, especially if they are dealing with similar emotions. Let them know that you are thinking of them and that better things are on the horizon. And feel free to share your story with Koral or I, through our social media channels.
Now its time for the guest post!
Guest Post by Koral Dawn
Hello everyone! I’m Koral Dawn, a social media manager and marketing professional from Washington, USA. No, not Washington, DC; the other Washington on the west coast by California! You can find my blog here. But if you prefer to find me elsewhere, my Instagram is where I spend most of my time: @koral_dawn.
I’ve been recently going through some rough times with depression and anxiety after being laid off from my job that I moved 2800 miles away from home for. I had less than 24 hours’ notice that I didn’t have a job, and my manager didn’t even know until I did, about 10 minutes before. I think you’d be a little off if you were in my situation as well. Things could be worse… we all say that.
To make this story even more unfortunate, the following day, we were supposed to have our inspection of our new home that we had put an offer in on and actually won. We had to back out of everything. No more house, no more mortgage approval, almost lost our earnest money we had put down because we really wanted that home… nothing. Everything was gone, and we had to make a decision to stop the home buying because we didn’t know where we were going to be in a week, let alone 3 months.
Most days we spent it in bed after this happened. Laying there. Tired, unable to move. No motivation to really get up and do anything for a good solid 2 weeks. We didn’t know what to do. We had a planned vacation back home to PA coming up in 3 weeks, and no one was going to want to hire us if we were leaving for almost 2 weeks to spend with family. We were going to have to wait until we came back from that to really start the hunt for jobs. At that point, I was the most miserable person of myself that I have ever been.
Fast forward to now, I have not landed a job yet with an employer, however, my fiancé has. He finally got a call for a job interview and is now selling cars at the Ford dealer a few towns over and is so far winning at it. So the good news is we can stay in WA for now… and hopefully buy a home next year instead. It’s a little more complicated since we’ll be married by then but that’s okay – we’ll work it out!
So, what I’ve done is compiled a playlist that helps me wake up on Sunday mornings when I’ve had a rough week or even just a rough day: Classic Rock all the way! Now, I wasn’t born in the 70’s or 80’s but my mom lived through it, and this is the music I grew up listening to day in and day out and it reminds me of the good old days with no worries, no responsibilities and no problems to care about except what to wear to school the next day. (Don’t we all wish that could be the main problem in our lives now? Adulting sucks.) I hope you enjoy it and can find some relaxation/good memories in the songs as well.
For those of you that have Apple Music – I’ve made my playlist shareable so you can download to your iPhone and listen along with me Sunday Mornings. Find it here.
- Travelin’ Man – Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band
- Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
- Slow Ride – Foghat
- Riders on The Storm – The Doors
- Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
- Crazy Love – Van Morrison
- Peaceful Easy Feeling – The Eagles
- My Home Town – Bruce Springsteen
- Jack and Diane – John Mellancamp
- Rocky Mountain Way – Joe Walsh
- Lay Down Sally – Eric Clapton
- I’m Alright – Kenny Loggins
- You Can Call Me Al – Paul Simon
- This Is the Day – The The
- Paradise by The Dashboard Light – Meatloaf
- Here Comes My Girl – Tom Petty
- Long May You Run – The Stills-Young Band
- For What It’s Worth – Buffalo Springfield