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Struggling with Depression Again

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

I have been spending hours each day trying to find a job. I have gotten a few interviews, but only one job offer. That one involved standing in a different grocery store each week for six hours a day six days a week trying to get people to subscribe to a local newspaper. No base pay - only a commission for each subscription I get.

I really need a job that I can count on having so much pay each week. I have doctor bills I have to pay, gas and car insurance, and will soon be paying rent and other living expenses each month.

The situation is really making me depressed and I know that can't be helping me any. I just feel like my struggling through college was such a waste. I'm still not smart enough or talented enough to have someone hire me.

  
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SIXTIESCHIC 9/1/2010 7:41PM

    Hang in there Patti! The job search is sooo tough now and I have a friend who is going thru the same thing. I would say, network, network, network! The fact is most often it is who you know that leads to a job!!! Also, the temp help thing would be good to try as someone suggested. There is a good article on Page 40 of the Oct. Woman's Day magazine that gives excellent tips on making money online with websites. Hope this helps a little!.....Jude

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SONGOFJOY27 9/1/2010 4:17PM

    Patty - You CAN do this! You ARE smart enough! You ARE talented enough!
Have you considered working for a temp agency? It's a great way to get in the door and "try out" various organizations while you're looking for the right job. And remember that temp agencies don't just hire "secretaries". They hire and place all sorts of positions. Another thing, you can register at more than one agency - gives you a better chance at something you'll enjoy!
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Carol

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FOXYROXY13 9/1/2010 1:06PM

    I know exactly how you feel. I'm not done school yet and I feel like I won't be smart enough. I'm dealing with depression now too and am just trying to keep busy to distract myself. It does help, at least for me. I hope you feel better soon ^_^

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RUNJEWELRUN 9/1/2010 10:34AM

    Try and think about one positive thing in your life today. A lot of us are feeling the same way as you, so don't feel alone. Things will get better. Try and do one activity to take your mind off of the stress.
Have a good day :)

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Finally Reached My Goal Weight!

Monday, August 30, 2010

I finally reached my goal weight. Sometimes it seems like it took forever; other times it seems like I started yesterday. Now comes the hard part of learning how to maintain this weight. All my life, this has been difficult. I'd do okay for awhile. Then, slowly, the weight would creep back up.

This time is different. I have SP and all of the wonderful members. I know I have to keep working on goals and pay attention to what I'm eating. But it's great to know I have something to keep me in line.

  
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CHICHISUE 8/30/2010 8:11PM

    Congratulations! I just added you as a friend. I'm in the Detroit area too. Welcome Home!!!

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40PLUSANDFIT 8/30/2010 12:57PM

    Super fantabulous!!!! Congrats!!

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    YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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JCARDINAL 8/30/2010 11:22AM

    Congratulations!!

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A Continuation of Yesterday

Friday, August 27, 2010

My days are running together now. Get up, eat, exercise, walk, clean up and do a little housework. Then, start the lovely task of looking for jobs. I know that a positive attitude will make me come across better. But, I've been doing this for so long that it's hard to stay positive. Everyone tells me that something's got to break for me, but I just don't feel very confident. Help!!!!! Any suggestions on staying positive would be greatly appreciated.

  
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NPA4LOSS 8/27/2010 11:18AM

    I went back and looked at your SparkPage. You are almost at your goal! emoticon You have started an new life and made some very hard decisions. emoticon You have been consistent in your goals and working toward them. emoticon I think you should be patting yourself on the back and saying "Good Job". emoticon

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SONGOFJOY27 8/27/2010 9:14AM

    Lift up your eyes - Psalm 121:1-2.
Do it. Don't just say yeah, yeah. Choose to lift up your eyes - notice that David says "I will...". He made a choice to depend on the Lord for his help.
I know this is a tough time for you. I am praying for you - that you will be encouraged and blessed as you choose to fully depend on God.

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Desperate Times Call For Desperate Measures

Thursday, August 26, 2010

It's getting down to the wire. I have a whopping $8 to my name. I have spent another seven hours today either online or walking from company to company filling out applications wherever I could. No one could guarantee me anything.

I have tried different State and Charitable Agencies with no luck. If there's any help out there, it's being hidden from me. I honestly don't know what to do anymore.

My mother did offer me money to help my niece clean out her closet. But, I do have to consider fuel costs in there, too. Still, I will be doing that tonight because at least I will be a little farther ahead.

I realize that God answers prayers in his time. I don't know where I will be when that time comes.

  
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JAREJIL 8/27/2010 2:04AM

    Have you tried "snag a job"? Lots of part time jobs in there, some at Kmart, RJ Wright, TJ Maxx, takes a little searching, seems to want to keep going back to Alaska, but I did see a lot all around the Warren, Sterling Heights, Roseville, Utica area (I applied for a few myself)

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SONGOFJOY27 8/26/2010 4:00PM

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I pray that our Father will give you wisdom regarding where to go, who to talk to, and what to say. I know He's got a job for you. I will continue to pray for you.
Carol

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TUBLADY 8/26/2010 3:21PM

    Try to keep believing in the good that will come your way.
Keep on looking, don't give up. There must be some job or agency that can help you.
I hope for the best for you.

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Observation of Automatic Habits

Thursday, August 19, 2010

As far as being extremely busy, things seem to be slowing down a little bit. I've been faithfully making my to-do lists and checking off a lot of things that I needed to accomplish. Granted, the to-do list is still there; there's just new items and not the same old ones that I never finished.

I did make some observations about my exercise and eating habits when I became more busy. First, my exercise time is not as long as it should be nor as intense as it should be. Second, I found myself not really sitting and eating whole meals. I would have something little here and something little there. There was definitely some eating without thinking.

I realize neither is the best for my overall health. My goal for the rest of the month is to pay more attention to both my exercising and my eating. I don't want to slip into old habits and throw away all I have worked so hard for.

  
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