Hi there, my name is Carla.
Like so many people in 2008, I found myself in the economic hurricane of The Great Recession. Laid-off from a job, bombarded by news reports of how the economy was tanking, and trying to figure out my next move. It took me several months to find another job. Grateful, I landed on my feet, but so many others were not so lucky.
Fast-forward four years, and I was laid off AGAIN from another job. I couldn't believe it! In the span of five years, I had experienced two layoffs. After a few months, once again, I was able to find another job. I have since enjoyed a career in a field and industry that I love, and now, find myself and my professional experience in high-demand. Thankfully, I experienced a full recovery.
Still, I grew tired of worrying about the bottom falling out from under me. There was nothing worse than going to bed every night with the feeling that what I was reaching for, felt out of my control.