• Living

    Untethered and Longing to Belong While Unemployed

    I’m warning you now. I’m grumpy. My life has been filled with uncertainty since I was laid off in September. Turns out that I desire routine, purpose, social contact and—who knew?—financial stability. The resulting stress has caused me back pain and a clenched jaw, in addition to some low-grade depression. Last week I returned from a short trip back to Philly to visit my family, and also went to Brooklyn overnight to spend time with my best friend and her family. All of this time…