Without work, there is no money for travel for races. It started today by removing myself from the starting line of April's St. Anthony's Triathlon. This race had significance for me on several levels, but that will have to wait until 2010.
The reality of life is that I was layed off on February 13th and my severance package wasn't enough for me to travel the country and race this year. Reality is setting in that any job may be better than no job at all. That sounds depressing but it really isn't.
I have great skills and a very wide range of skills and experiences. It is just a matter of time before someone will see that I am good talent and think to pick me up.
Another positive is that our house is becoming spotless and my fitness is coming together nicely.