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Plugging Away

Thursday, March 10, 2011

I'm trying to become more positive by being more proactive about what I am doing with my life each day. I'm keeping up with my exercising and cardio. I'm journaling and going over my past entries. I am applying for at least 4 or 5 jobs each day. And blogging and posting on SP seems to help me, too. And I'm planning things to get out of the house and interact with others each day. I'm still not in a positive frame of mind, but it does seem better than it was a couple days ago. I just need a lot of luck and positive thoughts to get me through this time and to get myself working again.

  
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CTEMPLE 3/20/2011 6:50PM

    I wish you all the luck , you deserve it.
Great Attitude.
Claudia

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NPA4LOSS 3/10/2011 11:29AM

    Keep those positive thoughts going. Try to do something special for yourself today. Yo have a great plan and you can do it! emoticon

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SPACEYKP 3/10/2011 10:21AM

    I know how hard this must be for you. My in-laws live in central Michigan and they are having the same struggles with jobs. I'm glad to hear that you are trying hard to be positive and keep active. Just keep staying positive and keep up all your efforts and something great will come your way.
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ROSERT 3/10/2011 10:18AM

    Girl, you can DO this! When I am in a funk, I try to be as nice to myself as possible. I know money might be tight, but you might try going to a thrift store and buying a new top or pants. Maybe indulging in a bubble bath or a new candle. Anything small you can do for yourself will help!

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Struggling to Stay Positive

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

I've called all the employment agencies that I'm registered with. I've gone on websites and filled out applications. I will continue to do this every day. But I woke up this morning feeling the dread of running out of money very quickly. (It didn't help that I had to put $115 into my car on Monday.) It's bringing me down a little. I'm feeling a little helpless and not very confident of my abilities.

  
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CTEMPLE 3/20/2011 6:49PM

    Yes the fear of economic insecure is hard to put up with, be strong dear Patty.
Claudia

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KAMAPERRY 3/9/2011 11:00PM

    Hang in there, and know your efforts will pay off. emoticon

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PIGSOFGREEN 3/9/2011 1:57PM

    emoticon We're here for you. I'm so sorry the job market is so grim. Is there anything you can do for yourself to earn money? Make things to sell? Offer your cleaning/babysitting/awesomeness services? It might not be a long-term solution, but might help as a stop-gap while you try to find employement. emoticon hang in there!

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Jobless Again

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

I got a phone call this morning from the employment agency. The company I was working for has "caught up with their work and have ended the contract with me". I knew the job wasn't right for me. I knew the girl I worked under didn't really care for me and how I did the work. I suspected something would be done about it last week. I just didn't expect it so soon.

I won't complain or whine. With my ADD, I know a job where I do one thing all day is not for me. I wasn't happy there anyway. I will just get busier and hunt harder for another job. I've already made some phone calls to employment agencies that I'm registered with. I will get on the internet and hit all the job listing sites. That's all I can do right now.

  
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CTEMPLE 3/20/2011 6:48PM

    Patty you did so well with not quitting that job. You can be proud of it!
Claudia

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SLIMLILA 3/9/2011 12:37AM

    At least you recognize that this wasn't the job for you, but still the rejection never feels good. I will pray for good fortune to come your way... you deserve it....

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KAMAPERRY 3/9/2011 12:35AM

    When one door closes, another one opens! emoticon

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NPA4LOSS 3/8/2011 10:09PM

    You will find that great job meant for you. Keep positive thoughts and we will join you. emoticon

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FITMARY 3/8/2011 11:29AM

    Good for you for finding the silver lining! Hang in there!
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DONNABRIGHT 3/8/2011 9:54AM

    God bless you - with that attitude you will soon be on your way to the best job for you!

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BUBBLES1541 3/8/2011 9:24AM

    Hang in there! The perfect job is waiting for you somewhere. Think positive and keep looking.

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PRAYINGSUZIE 3/8/2011 9:05AM

    You will find the right fit for you. Keep looking! You are doing great!

Suzie

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KEELY128 3/8/2011 9:01AM

    Good luck with the job search! Hang in there.

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New Week - New Beginning

Monday, March 07, 2011

I had a relaxing weekend. I got to spend a bit of time with family and friends. This always seems to calm me down. I can then adjust my attitude a little and start fresh on Monday with high hopes of staying positive and motivated. I know this is a practice that I am getting better at, but I still need a lot of improvement. I am promising myself right now that I will get back into the habit of journaling more and reading more motivational articles. I'm hoping this will get me back on track of being "centered" and more positive. I really don't like myself much when I know I have a negative attitude and outlook on life.

  
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SLIMLILA 3/9/2011 12:35AM

    I hear you, but it's easy to get depressed when things are not going right in your life, no matter how much you want them to or work at them too... discouraging....
Hope you have a better week... things have got to turn around soon, don't they?

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KKP4673 3/8/2011 1:28AM

    I hope your week goes really well for you!! And... Seasons shift and change!! If you blog regularly, I will see it and try to keep encouraging you in my most wonderful positive way!!

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KAMAPERRY 3/7/2011 9:57PM

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CTEMPLE 3/7/2011 8:03PM

    Yes it's like a vicious circle: you feel down and you don't like yourself like that so you feel worse. All too common.
We have to keep trying to break that cycle by innovating and coming out of that place be it leaving the house, seeing people, reading or posting. It always makes it better.
Claudia

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JOANNAMARIE 3/7/2011 1:07PM

    I wish you peace and happiness emoticon for the upcoming week ahead. I'm with you. I struggle with this same kind of thing. Stress can do it, I think. that's why I blog here on SP. It helps me realease it all, kind of like journaling. I use the journal here too when I really have to go off and get something off my chest. I don't know if it really makes me feel better about things but it's great to vent, and I feel validated. Anyway, do have a good Monday, and remember, don't sweat the small stuff, and be positive!

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FITMARY 3/7/2011 7:54AM

    Friends are the best! Even when I think I'm too tired to do anything, being with friends perks me up. Here's hoping the week goes well!

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Michigan Weather

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Yesterday, I woke up to fairly mild temperature and rain. As the day progressed, it got colder and went from rain to sleet to about 2" of snow. I was really tired all day.

This morning, I woke up to sunshine and slushy roads. By the time church ended, the roads were fine. The sun is still shining and I seem to have much more energy. What a difference a day and the sun makes!

I realize that March in Michigan can be a roller coaster of weather, but I sure do love the sunshiny days! And I hold onto the fact that each day will be getting a little better weather-wise. I know I've been used to Alabama weather in March. I guess I'm just doing a little bit of wishing for the best of both worlds.

  
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KKP4673 3/7/2011 2:07AM

    The sun will come out tomorrow!! It will get better and better and better!!

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KAMAPERRY 3/6/2011 4:45PM

    Nice!

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CTEMPLE 3/6/2011 4:28PM

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Claudia

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