Joining the ranks of the unemployed.


If you recall, I moved up here to take a high level position in December 2018, not quite two years ago. That role, that job security is no more as I was let go from my job today! Yes, it’s the day after Thanksgiving and yes, the employer made a sweet offer to move me up here and looked to be stable and actually even growing. But then came COVID. So… I joined the ranks of the unemployed today.

I told my husband and my sister right away and both had the same response: What kind of employer lays off people the day after Thanksgiving. I’d really love to bash my former employer, but am prevented from doing so for legal reasons.

I’ll be honest, at the age of 61-plus, it scares the bejesus out of me. I was the reason we moved up here to the DC metro area. I’m the one with the degree and professional certification. Gulp.

On the other hand, it may be that sink or swim get off your ass and make art kick-in-the-pants I’ve needed…

By Maura Satchell, contemporary artist and writer

Contemporary artist, seeker, writer. Curious to a fault. I let the fates take me where they will and never say no to an adventure. That has led me on some heart-stirring journeys and impetuous choices. I regret nothing.

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