Laid Off Ninja is a very reclusive being. He remains completely secluded in his home at the LayOff Support Network aka LSN.
But you can invite him to your own home.
When I first visited LSN over a month ago, I thought "what a concept!" and joined immediately.
Just like you, I was laid off and have had some days of struggle when I can't seem to wrap my head around the fact that I DO contribute to society and now that my presence has been mostly only ever felt inside the confines of my home, I can share my doubts and fears without completely revealing myself.
You see, I too, am a Ninja. I can completely relate to the Laid Off Ninja and am given to days where I feel like venting some frustration about being 'thrown away like old corporate trash.'
Of course, I have also found at LSN, a place where I can share my talents. This is what we were meant to do here on earth. We feel valued and reinforce our sense of security when we give what we feel and share our experiences in hopes of helping one another.
Being laid off can be an emotional time for us. We can feel a lack of structure leading to a lack of self control. We lack a strict schedule that has been imposed on us from grade school through our entire lives with a feeling that we must adhere to our dailies in accordance to today's society.
Get up, get cleaned, go to school, work, etc, then go home and relax.
A change in this schedule can leave us feeling distorted, changed somehow. This change is drastic in our lives. It can ruin relationships while we are trying desperately to get a hold on our finances.
Like me, many people find SOME semblance of structure on their PC's. There's a sense of security being able to network, email and research. Joining a Network such as Layoff Support Network fills many holes in our psyche by allowing us this small 'rage' if you will, while giving us valuable resources that we can literally 'take to the bank'.
If you haven't already, please take a look at the Lay Off Support Network.
It's a valuable resource for unemployed workers and a life saver when you just need to let off a little steam before you pop.