I'vd been laid off for 5 months now. At first I was afraid to enjoy anything during the day, and just concentrated on the job search. I had several interviews right off the bat that I am sure would pan out. But as the economy worsened people backed off from hiring and the leads I had dried up.
We did a lot of cleaning out he attic an closets, reorganizing the garage. We gave a lot to charity and were able to deduct it from our taxes. I tried selling a few collectables on Craigs list but nobody wanted them.
I went to to job and resume seminars. I investigated a career change that I have been wanting to to for a while and after looking at several options, signed up for a certifcate program at the Community College.
We spent some time helping a friend who was in the hospital and also unemployed, to get his insurance and benefits straightened out. I took care of his rabbit for several weeks, and I learned a lot about rabbits.
I enjoyed Christmas much more this year because my husband and I finally had a week off together and I could take my time decorating and getting ready. I rediscovered the many thrift shops in our area and got a lot of good bargains. We also were able to spend many happy hours doing our hobbie crafts.
As Christmas wound down, I was allowed myself to get involved in some of my hobbies during the day,
and picked up my watercolor painting again. I make them into notecards, and I was thinking of finding a way to sell them.
I go to the library a lot. Signed up to volunteer at the Hist Society but didn't hear anything.
Weather permitting, I walk everyday, but I haven't been dedicating to exercise like I thought I would. To think that I always used the excuse that I didn't have time!
I would like to re-focus on meal planning and exercise. I may try going to the gym during the day.
I sent resumes out each week, and search the internet daily. We are keeping in touch with friends who work in the same field.
I am starting school this week so I have something to look forward to. The days were really starting to drag.
As spring approaches, I will be doing lots of yard work.
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