Yesterday, ten minutes before the end of my work day, I was called into my boss's office and informed that it was my last day. I was being laid off. It was sudden and painful. I was assured that it had nothing to do with the quality of my work and that I would receive a glowing reference letter and severance pay.
Once the shock had died down a bit (it still hasn't fully died down...), I started to think that this might actually be a good thing for my life. As much as I loved the people I worked with, my day job split my focus away from the things I'm really passionate about in life, martial arts and writing.
Since I won't be working, I can focus on developing my professional MMA career. My coach says that it won't be long until I do my first pro fight (likely early spring) and once I do, I'll be getting sponsorships. So while I'm on severance pay, I can train and work with my coach/ fight manager to get more sponsorships.
Time to roll up my sleeves...