Thursday, April 8, 2010

I. Want. A. Job.

Sorry, I just don't feel like posting much. I've been working on my writing skills elsewhere: writing cover letters. I've been trying them every which way. From dry and professional to the exaggeratedly creative and everything in between, if you can think of a style, I've certainly tried it. But nothing has worked! Suggestions welcome.

Chris and I are doing fine money-wise. We can afford our lifestyle, but I would like to have an income of my own. My savings account just keeps depleting and dwindling and I would like to build a nest egg for our future. I don't want to head into our marriage without a dime to my name, or without a job, or really at this point an identity.

I still haven't really met anyone in the area, so I mostly hang around at home all day. Don't get me wrong. I enjoy not having to work everyday and I've been able to pick up a bunch of hobbies, but my life is still lacking structure. I don't have anything that I have to do everyday or even every week. Just recently, I started guitar lessons every Tuesday. I look forward to my lesson so much because it gives me reason to do something. Otherwise, I can be lazy at times.

I don't mind sitting around all day and watching TV, but I feel bad later on. Chris comes homes after working for ten hours. I slept for five of those hours and was unproductive for the other five. What a waste! But I don't really work on my hobbies such as sewing or writing because I just "never get around to it". I've been trying to set time out to work on it, but I don't hold myself to it. No matter what I try, I just can't figure out a good way. Suggestions welcome here as well.

But really, I want a job if for no other reason than this: I have a fabulous shoe collection and nowhere to wear it!


Anonymous said...

What about volunteer work for the time being? It will help structure your day. If you can find volunteer work in your field, you may meet people who know people who know people... and it will give you some experience.

Melanie said...

You could see if there is a writing class you can take or a conference to go to. That way you aren't being forced to write yet when you aren't in the mood, but you are at least learning about the best ways to write it.

I wish I had the time to go to a writing conference.

Other than that, make some babies - that'll keep you occupied :P

Lauren said...

Come on back to the DO - we will have an opening in Payroll for you soon :)

Jen said...

Aw, this has got to be so hard. So many fun shoes and no place to where them. Trust me, I can relate. ;)

Stopped over from SITS.

Rene W. said...

Boy can I relate! Before I started my biz, I spent my time volunteering. A lot of times you can land a full-time job by doing volunteer work. Hope you have a great weekend :)

Small Burst said...

I remember feeling that way but then I got a job and wish I could be at home sleeping. Good luck with the job search.

Lisa said...

Hang in there...what about subsituting at the local schools? Or like D. said volunteer work as a way to contribute, network, and get out of the house.

Something will happen when it's meant to happen. 'Til them we gotch yo back. :)


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