So I recently found out that they are closing my department at work. In 6 months I will be unemployed. Not the end of the world since I rather dislike this job and they are offering me a fair severance package. I am now left with the task of figuring out what I would like to do. I could use the severance to go back to school or use it as a buffer while looking for a new job. Could also use it to start a small business. Just a little about myself: I'm 32, my current job is in telecommunications, and I work part-time as a cartoonist (mostly doing cartoon strips). It by far does not pay the bills but I love doing it. I love most anything where I am able to create something with my hands. Just wondering what some of you might do given this opportunity? Or maybe you have gone through something similiar and have some advice? Or maybe you know of a killer career or idea that's worth looking into?