The not knowing was the

The not knowing was the toughest part. While it's bad news, at least it's fully known, and it's one less thing to worry about. Well, actually it's now a new big giant thing to worry about, but at least I don't have to wonder any longer.

I'm a free agent again.

While the job market seems 10x worse than it was just a few short months ago, I'm seeing a few contract jobs I could do, and I have an inbox of contacts to hound for freelance work I was asked to do months ago. I can also finally get to doing a long list of maintenance work on MetaFilter, thanks to dozens of great suggestions from the membership. I suppose I'll update my resume in a couple days, but I'm in no rush.

For some reason I'm not afraid. I'm not desperate. And I'm doing alright.