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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

I am trying to stay positive. I wish it was a Friday because then I would be looking at a three day weekend! Not that I am doing very much this weekend. Maybe I will have the kids clean the yard. I don't know yet.

Just waiting for the roller coaster to stop...

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SPARTAN40 2/12/2013 10:53PM

    Try to enjoy the quite weekend and stay positive. Attitudes are contagious and when the big break comes for you it will be hard to quickly go from depressed to energetic.

Keep Sparkin'!

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Someone shut the lights off!

Monday, February 11, 2013

I am so frustrated. My exercise at the gym is crap because I without my car. I do some things at home. I feel less productive. My car should be fixed in less than two weeks now.

I am frustrated that my own mother was mean to me on my birthday. I am frustrated that she yelled because I used her car. I had permission.

I am mad at myself for being in this depressed and frustrated state. When I got to work I tried to be happy until...

I got depressed and frustrated with my job again. I love my job. I love coming to work everyday. However, knowing that within 7 months I will be out a job is what is getting to me. I finished my resume and cover letter. I have sent out 5 resumes today. Today, I found out every hour of my overtime lessens my contract. I was told it is my choice to do overtime or not to do overtime.

That is the question!

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SUECGTG 2/11/2013 3:30PM

  Chin up! Cause of my own self image challenges, I don't hit gyms... so I am creative at home. Nope, got no fancy equipment here... but there are many home exercises you can do! Core = sit up, supermans, planks, side plank.... legs = lunges and squats.... tricips = kitchen chair and doing dips...

Run with the day! Today is a good day! You have a job and being proactively looking like you are will land you another. Don't let fears of the what might be distract you! Think of 3 things you are grateful for and then look in the mirror and give yourself one honest compliment. Say it out loud. I know that sounds weirdish,.. but it does help bring you into a positive head space, even when some things aren't quite going the way you hoped to emoticon

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Oh Joy another Birthday

Friday, February 08, 2013

So I got a hold my car guy. He accepted my payment arrangements. He will be starting my car on Monday which my car is already at the shop. emoticon He will have my car fixed and ready in two weeks!

I am so glad this week is almost over. My birthday is Saturday. emoticon I am not doing to much for my "Happy" day. I had a choice. I could go out and have a party day or I could put the money for good use and get my car fixed.

I am still feeling a little emoticon sorry for myself because life is just put me on another roller coaster right. I am sad my friends are no longer at work. I am sad that I am single even though according to my friends I shouldn't let that bother me. I am frustrated that if I don't find a job by September I will not have money to support my son.

I am trying to improve my situation. I just finished my second draft of my resume. I have made 5 different styles. I am taking them home tonight to have my friends look them over. I have given myself a deadline to finish my final draft by the 15th. emoticon I have several job leads but I haven't applied for any as of yet.

That is me... Dinner for One Please emoticon

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ISAVEDME80 2/14/2013 6:57PM

    Happy Belated Birthday. :)

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Trying really hard to stay focus!

Thursday, February 07, 2013

My department is on a hiring freeze. The temps that have been here before me have first dibs on positions. Its unfortunate.

I have already started the process. I have a few pieces to update my portfolio for interviews. I have my first draft of my resume. I have also given myself until next Friday to have my second draft done. I have notified my supervisor and her boss that I am looking a job in other areas. I have asked them for recommendation letters. I called the temp agency to get a letter as well. I started my job search and I have 7 leads. Three of them are within the building I work in.

My taxes will be here within 16 days. I called my car repair person and left a message. Hopefully, I will be able to get prices by tomorrow. I am praying he will start to work on my car before the money arrives.

I am still going to apply for school. I will have to figure that out as well. I am just trying to get in right now. I have to wait for my taxes to come in so I can send out my transcripts. One day at a time, I guess.

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BUTTERCUPP76 2/7/2013 1:21PM

    It sounds like you have an awesome plan in place. Best of luck to you on this journey! emoticon emoticon

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On the F@$king Rollarcoaster again!

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Hello Out there....

I am in a flipping hurricane. So we lost to people last week. One was fired. One had quit.

This week started out with a co-worker having her contract end. No one knew until Tuesday. Apparently, the company I would for has a contract end after two years if we don't get on permanent. That means, I have to start looking for a new job just encase I will not be hired on. I have until Sept. 17th. I am wick stressed out. I wasn't even planning on looking until I have my degree. I just started applying to go back to school on Monday.

I am so disappointed.

Now here I am about to be 34 on Saturday.

Very close to having no job.

No boyfriend.

No car.

Little to no money....

Will this get any better?!!!!

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SHOOTIN4STARS 2/6/2013 10:45PM

    It will get better. You can create your own destiny. I did. I didn't go to college until I was 28, when my first marriage was ending. It took me 7 years, but I now have a masters degree in English and I have been teaching high school for 15 years now. While I was in school, I lived on my own and worked as a waitress all through out college. At times, my job was in jeopardy, and I had to find a new job a couple of times, but I made it. I'm still paying my student loans, but my education is the best investment I ever made.

I met my 2nd husband when I was in graduate school. We have been married almost eleven years now. . . Things do get better.

My advice-- find a way to finish school no matter what. That will change your life.

Good luck! emoticon

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HEARTBUBBLE 2/6/2013 8:43PM

    Just a wee suggestion. While you need to prep for that looming job deadline, it's true, it is a ways out there. Don't catastrophize too early. Good news: ALWAYS have a resume at the ready and updated. If it's OK w/ HR policy, get letters of recommendation while things are still rosy, well before they are needed. It's easy to say/hear and hard to do/ follow through on, but it's even MORE DIFFICULT if you're without a post due to unforeseen circumstances. You've had a word to the wise, right? If your HR policy keeps fellow employees from writing letters on your behalf, they frequently have mentoring programs in place. Start shopping within that program for someone to "sponsor" you.

I don't say all these things because I'm so GD smart but because I'm experienced. I did not do all these things and have had to really scramble now with even less resources. Something that did help me as an introvert ( I recharge by being alone, not a people seeker)( though people "see" me as an extrovert) was I signed up for a "leadership" class at my local tech college. It changed my self-perception and I also felt better about having been the only person laid-off in my situation. The title of the course was "Added Value: Leadership in the Workplace" I get a certificate at the end, as well as credit and it was only $171 bucks. The class is 2.5 hr/wk and homework is about 1 hour, if that.

The best part is if I get an interview, I'll have fresh things to talk about and better questions to gauge if I'd even want to work there. My mistake in my last job was not preparing myself to move on to the next job. I stuck out a bad unit too long because the discomfort was comfortable enough not to push myself into a better situation.

My motto this year is, "I'll figure it out!" I really have in less than 3 weeks taught myself to stop saying "Whaddamahgonnado??!!" "I'll figure it out" keeps you focused on the next step to take, not stuck as a deer in the headlights. I really identified w/ much of your post. I'm almost 20 yrs older than you w/ plenty of regrets but where's there's life there's hope so it's not remotely over for us yet. Best wishes.

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