Oddly Enough, "Loss of my Job"
I had been working with a company for 13 years. It was the longest of several jobs I had held, including being in the United States Navy.
I was recently "let go" for downsizing, budget cuts, whatever you want to call it. I was not fired. My loyalty to the company and my work ethic were always commended. Now I sit here today, only 2 days since the "loss" of my job, and due to my age (I'm 58), I'm actually scared. I will go through the 7 stages, because regardless that there was no "death" I actually experienced, I am grieving.
I am a divorced woman, and mother, with no 2nd source of income. My child, now grown, will be ok. I however worry that I can't think of reasons to get up in the morning any longer. This will pass. I will bounce back, but for the moment, my eyes are welling up and it feels good to put it down in words. To anyone reading this, thank you for listening.