« on: June 30, 2016, 08:45:12 PM »
Congrats Erik, I spent 5 months back in 2011 on unemployment looking for a new restaurant gig after being with 1 company for 14 years. This was just 2 years after buying my first house and I was so house poor I was miserable. Finally found a job near my girlfriend and did a short sale on the house after 11 months paying on it and living with her hours away. Very stressful 2-3 years. Still digging myself out of that hole, but I have never been as happy as I am with her. She reminds me that without losing that job, we would likely not still be together 5 years later. So in the end, things turned around for me and have been great. Good luck with the new gig, and remember there is a reason for everything and you have gotten through it. Well done!