I have survived so many layoffs in my career that I had begun to wonder if I was going to manage to retire without being laid off.

Apparently not. My turn has come. I was given the opportunity to keep my job if I was willing to move to Atlanta, but since I don’t feel my job is that secure even beyond this layoff, I chose not to chase my job to a new city where I had no real connections and would have to uproot my family again.

So, it looks like I will be unemployed sometime between Feb and August of 2014, depending on some project decisions that are being made.

I am going to try to re-invent myself as a writer and pursue the career I really wanted to follow my whole life anyway.