Had anyone asked me on Jan 1, 2009 where I’d be working for the year, I would have said, “Autodesk, of course.” Little did I realize that the answer from someone in Autodesk’s HR department would have been different.
In the middle of January 2009, I was released from the company that I called home for the previous 4 1/2 years. I became one of the hundreds of thousands of Americans who lost their jobs that month.
It took me a few hours to remember that how I chose to react was just that…a choice. I decided that I eventually wanted to look back at that day as one of the best days of my life. I started to put things in place that would work towards that goal.