Career

Well, that was an unexpected turn

So my unemployment ran out. I had not realized that it was only available for 26 weeks.

(Deep inhale) Hoooookay.

Yep, that’s scary.

Ok… scarIER.

I’m financially covered through the year, and more if I liquidate some investments, BUT I’d obviously NOT like to keep tapping into my nestegg. It wasn’t huge as it was and I’ve already tapped into it too much.  That was to be my down-payment for an apartment of my own.

Wow.

Well, I let myself have ten minutes of anxiety, but then I just decided that everything will be fine. I don’t know how…

It just will.

Focus, focus, focus.

Apparently, the job search game I’ve been playing hasn’t been good enough… I need to up it. What’s done is done. I’m just going to move forward.

The night’s gotten to its darkest. I’m declaring that the dawn is coming.

Yes, I’m going to cut back spending to new levels. I’m going to take a part-time job in the meantime. I’m going to network better. I’m going to think outside the box.

I going to HUSTLE.

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18 thoughts on “Well, that was an unexpected turn

  1. Something good will come your way. I feel like you are on the cusp of something great. I actually have two jobs but I’m looking to get one better one this summer. It would mean moving to Wichita (3 hours from where I am now, but only 1 hour from Owens dad) so big changes but I’m ready. I’m submitting the application package tomorrow!

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  2. I feel your problem. I recent wrote what gets me through it and it sounds like you’re on to the same plan more or less.

    https://myatheistlife.wordpress.com/2015/05/03/fear-confidence-and-sin-part-2/

    Remember in this moment that all the conventional wisdom on how to get a job interview has not been working… change something up. The paperwork of hunting does nothing, it’s the interview where deals are made. Concentrate on getting the interview… then on getting the job.

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  3. I hate to ask this, but are you only looking for jobs in the field that you “used to do?” If so – perhaps you need to reinvent yourself (career-wise)?

    I had been working for a company close to 10 years and worked my way through the corporate ladder. I got a 3 hour notice I was being let go….boom, done. I decided to reinvent myself, took a MASSIVE pay cut and started out at the bottom in a different field. Almost 9 years later I am with the same company and have worked my way through 4 promotions. It was one of the best career decisions I have made.

    Perhaps it could be for you too?

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      1. I went from a management position to a technical position (that involved a lot of physical labor). White collar to blue collar. Absolutely 100% glad I took the plunge.

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