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Hectic Days

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

My first "workday" here was yesterday. I had a million phone calls to make, checking and savings accounts to open, relatives to visit, and a job interview to go on.

At first, I was encouraged that I had a job interview. The lady on the phone said that the company sold alarm systems and needed customer service reps. When I got there, I had a really quick 1st interview. The guy told me to wait and I would be having a 2nd interview. Well...there were about a dozen of us who had this interview together. It lasted more than an hour. The company is a direct-sale word-of-mouth company that sells, kitchen knives and utensils, garden tools, hunting tools, etc. And we would have to buy the demo kit - at a "reduced" rate of about $140.00. If I had that much money to spend on a demo, I probably wouldn't be looking for a job!

I did get a phone call to set up an interview for 5:00 today and it's not far from where I live. It will probably be part-time to start out, but at least it would be something. But...I do have to see how the interview goes. I really need to practice my interview skills with someone.

  


Job Search

Sunday, June 20, 2010

My job search starts in earnest bright and early tomorrow morning. I am excited and scared at the same time.

I'm excited because I see it as a new beginning - a new adventure. I'm scared because the economy is still bad, my interviewing skills are not that great, and my self-esteem still needs to be worked on.

I will take one day at a time and try to contact as many companies as I can each and every weekday. Please don't let me lose my motivation!

  


Job Search

Sunday, June 20, 2010

My job search starts in earnest bright and early tomorrow morning. I am excited and scared at the same time.

I'm excited because I see it as a new beginning - a new adventure. I'm scared because the economy is still bad, my interviewing skills are not that great, and my self-esteem still needs to be worked on.

I will take one day at a time and try to contact as many companies as I can each and every weekday. Please don't let me lose my motivation!

  


Great Night

Sunday, June 20, 2010

I went out with family layst night to a patio restaurant-bar to hear a family member's band play. This was the first time in a LONG time that I went out, let alone with family members. I had a great time just people-watching and listening to the music.

When I got home, I was tired and went straight to bed. I slept for 8 hours! I don't remember the last time I got that many hours of sleep. I know it's been over a year.

I feel so motivated just by getting the sleep I needed. I believe I made the right decision on leaving my verbally abusive husband and coming up to be with family. I think now I can concentrate on getting over my depression and getting off my medications I am on. I know it will take a little time, but I am so excited about the possibilities.

  


New Walking Journey

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Today was my first day walking in Michigan. It seemed odd to not have the hills, but I did love the sidewalks. And the fact that dogs are kept in their yards certainly was nice. I judged the distance by my pace and the time. I will have to see what it actually was when I get in the van and count the miles.

I know that I will probably change my path a few times. But I am looking forward to the challenge of finding the right path for me.

  


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