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Time for Extra Effort

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I woke up today with a very determined attitude towards finding a job. After my morning walk and shower, I will go through my normal web sites applying for jobs. After that, I will go out in one of my semi-professional outfits and drive down a couple major streets. I will ask every potential employer (that I think my back and talents can handle) if they are accepting applications. I will follow up on places that I have already applied to.

I am at a desperate point money-wise. I will do whatever it takes to get income to be indedendent and stand on my own. I won't look for hand-outs. I don't know if I will succeed, but it won't be for lack of trying.

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MPONTERIO 8/18/2010 9:52AM

    You have a great outlook. Keep thinking...I will find a job, I will find a job, I will!

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JAREJIL 8/17/2010 9:36PM

    You have a great plan, I always told my kids if you want to find a job, you have to put in 8 hours a day looking for one. Hard around here right now, but something will show for your effort.

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FITMARY 8/17/2010 9:45AM

    Good luck! I'm sure you can do it! emoticon

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KARENO5 8/17/2010 8:58AM

    Best of luck to you.

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LOLEMA 8/17/2010 8:31AM

  It will happen, keep up the positive attitude, it will take you far.

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All or Nothing

Monday, August 16, 2010

Yesterday was my day to feel like I was doing everything backwards. So, as hard as I tried, I didn't finish half of what I had intended to finish. This means half is now today's work.

A lot of people know that I have been back in Michigan almost two months and am looking for a job and, just in general, things to do and people to do things with. I've been looking and slowly planning.

Today, I can honestly say I have a busy, full day. It's now 7:15 am. I have the last batch of oatmeal cookies in the oven. My bed's made, a load of clothes is done and put away, and I've done my exercises.

I've got to call the employment agencies that I'm signed up with to let them know I'm still seeking employment. There are applications to print out, fill out and deliver. This needs to be done at the library, as I don't have a printer. I've got to pass out Avon books to and from the library in hopes of getting orders.

My girlfriend and I have been wanting to meet for lunch forever now. We finally set a date - today. I haven't seen her in two years and I really am anxious to see her.

I'm going to an Avon Open House after that. I've never been to one. Iwant to see how it's run to find out if it's something I should try eventually. I don't have enough customers yet to have one now. At this point, I'm looking for any way to add them. I placed a disappointing order last night.

To top out the night, my daughter, her friend and her son and I are going to a free "Movie Under the Stars" at a local park. It's free, there's supposed to be vendors and a band before the movie, and the movie is "Partly Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs". (Hence the girlfriend's son...)

It's all or nothing for me. I am either desperate for something to do or trying to figure out what to do first. Right now, I accept this. I know I feel better about myself here than I did in Alabama. I'm taking that as a sign that I am making progress.

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NPA4LOSS 8/16/2010 3:54PM

    emoticon You are making great forward progress, just don't overwhelm yourself. Keep us posted about the job. emoticon

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Upside Down Backwards Day

Sunday, August 15, 2010

It has been one of those days that my schedule has been all turned around. I have accomplished a lot of what I needed to do, but not everything. If I can't get it all done, it'll just have to go on my list for tomorrow.

I did purchase a magnetic pad of paper just for my to-do lists while I was grocery shopping today. Okay - I bought two; they were $0.50 each. If I don't write things down, I sometimes will forget to do something.

I feel that I'm ever-so-slowly getting myself organized. Maybe this is the reason I can't find a job yet. I'm supposed to get myself together first. Gotta pick up the pace, then. The money's not plentiful!

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CJSARGENT1 8/15/2010 5:19PM

    It seems that you are doing all the right things to get to an organized life. Once things are in order "life" will take you where you need to be.

Blessings, Carol emoticon

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Saturday, August 14, 2010

There is still no job in sight. I have a lot of applications out there and I continue to fill them out. I've got a couple people pulling for me in their companies. But, there's still no job.

My money is now at an extremely low point. I think I have enough for this month's phone bill, insurance bill, and maybe my prescriptions. Then that's the end of the line!

I think I'm registered at most of the employment agencies in the area. I've even called some charitable places seeking help. No luck either way! I'm getting more stressed as each day passes with no luck. I realize it's hard on me physically and mentally and that it will show in interviews. But how do I shut that off?

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CMRAND54 8/14/2010 9:51PM

    I'm so sorry. This economy is really rough. My thoughts will be with you.

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MELLYBEANS0919 8/14/2010 9:14PM

    I am so sorry, that is very hard and stressful. Sounds like you are doing everything you can. Am praying for you & thinking of you!

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SONGOFJOY27 8/14/2010 9:13PM

    Patty - Check out Proverbs 3:5-6. Trusting means putting all your reliance on. You believe you're supposed to be in MI. You believe that God is leading you. Keep your trust in Him. He DOES care for you.

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MOMMA48 8/14/2010 6:59PM

    emoticonKeep the faith, Patty. As Nancy posted, it sure is rough out there right now, but things have to look up and I know they'll do just that for you soon!

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IXCHEL23 8/14/2010 3:34PM

    I'm sending you lots of emoticon and your in my prayers. It's very rough out there, my husb had been out of work for a year now, he knows what you're going through. Check out if there is assistance to pay for your utilities in your area.


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Eventful Week

Friday, August 13, 2010

I've had a busy week this week. Part of it was doing my usual routine: exercise, walk, cleaning house and applying for jobs. That usually keeps me busy all morning.

I've found a couple groups that I may be able to join. Some of this was after hunting on the internet; some was asking everybody I saw.

I went to one Wednesday night. It's through the church I started going through - a dinner then a discussion on what someone picks. Everybody brings something to eat and we alternate who decides on the topic. I thought it was a great way to get to know some of the people and the discussion was very lively. It's every other week in the summer and no decision has been made for the fall. I will be going to the next gathering.

My doctor lowered the dosage on one of my prescriptions. The last two days, come about 2:00 pm, I can hardly keep my eyes open. I don't function very well. A call to the doctor is definitely in order this morning! I can't keep going that way.

I enjoy being busy and it's a good way to keep my spirits up and the depression at bay. I wonder what my schedule will be like when (and if) I do get a job. In the meantime, I will just enjoy!

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SONGOFJOY27 8/13/2010 11:35AM

    I'm glad to hear that you're busy and that you have developed a good routine. Glad to know that you've found a discussion group to attend! A great way to get to know others.
Have a wonderful day!

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