Journal Notes 6/26/16
On Thursday we were informed by the owner of our law firm that our branch of the firm, the only branch in Texas, is being closed effective July 29th. I've been expecting this for some time, but it's still hard to come to terms with. I've been there four-and-a-half years. I like my job there and my coworkers. In many ways it has suited me well. In six more months I would be eligible for three weeks of paid vacation each year, and now, once again I will be back to ground zero.
I've looked at both unemployment and early retirement - something I long to do, but neither of those payments will be adequate to help pay the bills and cover the outrageous cost of health insurance for even the most basic plan. So I must soon began job hunting at 62, with a variety of issues which make it difficult for me to work but are not severe enough to qualify for disability. I would love to work from home, but nothing legitimate seems to exist in our area for that.
I am having a hard time coming to terms with this, I had planned continue working where I was until I turned 65, and then to go part-time once Medicare kicked in. However it has been my experience that God opens a new door for me when one closes, so I have to believe that will happen again. Your prayers will be much appreciated.