The 2K11 24/7 CLIV: The Pertinence of Perseverance

Christina’s one of those people who’re genuinely caring, positive and wishing the best for others in their lives. She was at the first tweetup I attended last October, and we’ve been in touch ever since. 2011 has seen its share of hurdles for her, but with the help of her skills, she’s managed to overcome them and aim her gaze toward the future.

This is her story.

(You can visit her blogs at and, or on Twitter at @Notashopaholic)

–Casey E. Palmer

Late last year I had the misfortune of being laid off from my job. It wasn’t a huge surprise. A major client was leaving the company, we knew it was coming, and when it actually did happen it was quite a shock. I guess because it came right before Christmas. Usually the happiest time of year for people, looking forward to time off and celebrating with loved ones, I was out of a job and returning Christmas presents. Having been in this position before, I knew it could be a very long time before I was working again and I wasn’t taking any chances. Anything I had bought in the last month that could be taken back to stores was returned. Every dollar and cent now mattered more than it ever did before.