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I’m Glad I Got Fired..and here’s why

Allison Zinnick

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Is it ever fun to get fired? No. No it’s not. Especially when you know they were as fault just as much as you were. But I’m glad I got fired, let me tell you why.

I’m more fulfilled in the last 4 months than I have been in the last 3 years. I’m now fully transitioned into my stay at home mom, trying to contribute in other ways, lifestyle.

The “Corporate Life” Is not for me.

How about we “circle back” to that world – never. 

The corporate version of me is dead. About a year or two ago I started owning my ADHD. I started to unmask a bit. I wanted to be more upfront about what I needed to function authentically, both in my personal life and professional life. I was no longer apologizing for the way my brain worked, and instead finding ways to work with it. The problem is, the corporate barbies of the world, don’t vibe with this. I know because I worked with one. The kind that would follow the rules so religiously that they would not hesitate to throw someone under the bus if it benefitted them. Yea, I’m leaving that world behind.

What Has Me So FulFilled?

I almost typed “life” and then realized how fucking annoying that is. Also Corporate Barbie used to hate when I capitalized my titles. That’s why I did that.

Because of my ADHD paralysis – often I would get stuck. Too much demand both professionally and personally. I would end up staring at my phone for hours and hours. It became a major point of contention in my marriage. Now that one of those barriers is removed, I kind of just let my ADHD tell me what we need to do. I know it’s a privilege – especially in this economy – to be able to be doing this. To be able to be home to raise my kids, clean my house, and sometimes sit and do nothing. I know that’s a privilege.

I had obviously seen so many posts by women claiming to be making hundreds of thousands of dollars just by posting Amazon links. In December, my friend on Tik Tok invited me to start posting my affiliate links in a group she’s part of.  Slowly I started to see the earnings go up, which was motivating. I also get to create fun graphics, and captions, which truly I love doing. The people that are saying that it’s not a lot of work, I don’t know what secret sauce they have, so far that’s not my experience.

I try to curate lists and themes, plus create captivating graphics, so it takes me time. I see now there are ways to automate that with AI. There are programs that basically create entire blogs and websites populated with Amazon links. It makes me wonder how many blogs I’ve read that are written by a bot. I don’t know about you, but when I ask ChatGPT to write things, it’s obvious that it’s not me.

It’s been really fun to see the earnings go up, and if I keep at it, maybe it could be a real thing. The cynical side of me knows that the ladies that I saw online asking you to comment “guide” to find out how to do it…are making more on the $5 course than they are clicks. Just saying.

Mondays are my cleaning days. So I really should be doing that right now. Truth is, I actually like it. I really get something out of seeing an obvious difference. The dopamine be hitting. Because I worked from home, there was an undiscussed expectation that I would still clean. But my brain just couldn’t do it. I was overwhelmed.

Social Media

I am really excited that now I’m able to do something I love – social media. I’m able to go live. I’m able to write blogs and post them. Sometimes the views are down, sometimes there’s not many people reading or subscribing. But it’s creative. It’s stimulating. I like it. Speaking of…follow me lol.


I’ve always loved photography. If I could go back, I think I might have taken photography studies at NAIT instead of Television Arts.

I’m working on stock photography and product photography to be able to upload to stock sites. Get that passive income baby.

My Blog Posts Always End Weird

I sometimes lose steam when I’m writing these. Like I’ve got all the ideas and I don’t know how to wrap them up into a nice little package. If you’ve gotten this far, thank you so much for reading. I truly appreciate you being here with me.

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