Thursday, January 08, 2009

It's Going to be Alright...

So it is day four for the first workweek of being unemployed. I also started spring semester this week as well. My classes this mod are kick ass. I am taking venture financing and evaluating an entrepreneurial opportunity. Obviously these courses are of major benefit to someone looking to go into business for him or herself.

The job search is going, I can’t say that I am out applying for any and every position out there (what few there are). This week I did revise my resume to reflect my desire to remain in commercial real estate; I even included a few technical skills, which will set me a part from the pack on paper. I have a few networking events coming up, beginning next week. Unfortunately this industry (like many) is about who you know.

I am not too worried about finding anything this month. January is the worst time to try and find a new job. What’s funny is; I was in this exact position this time last year (unemployed). Yes, I have issues with keeping a job long. Part of it is due to the fact that I must be my own boss and I also don’t play well in the sandbox with retards in managerial roles. I found my last job in March; of course there wasn’t a major economic crisis either at the time.

My feeling is this; why stress out over things you have no immediate control over. I am not going to worry right now because I don’t have a job. To me it’s truly a blessing. I am blessed to be able to support myself financially while working on some self-development during my time off. My last job gave me unnecessary stress and that is now over. I have a spa appointment tomorrow for four hours (yes).

I am extremely excited about this New Year. After all it is the year of hope and change…

5 comments:

Thankful Paul said...

It was a happy day for him when he gave us our new lives, through the truth of his Word, and we became, as it were, the first children in his new family. JAMES 1:18 LB

chele said...

Having the financial freedom to be able to look for a job at your own pace is definitely a blessing. Good luck!

Black Mamba said...

"I also don’t play well in the sandbox with retards in managerial roles" & "My last job gave me unnecessary stress and that is now over. "

I so feel you on these 2 lines. I don't play well with retards either...caused me 2 be laid off last Feb. The retard was my boss...I'm sure you remember my very angry posts about VP, lol. Caused me a lot of unnecessary stress and I was jumping for joy when I got my unemployment checks and a few months of destress.

Enjoy your time off, I'm sure you'll find a job soon. If not, focus on school and doing your thing. It will come when the time is right. :-)

TPS said...

When I was younger I would have been beating myself up about the job market, what will I do next, etc. I am not stupid; of course I am concerned. But it makes absolutely no sense for me to be miserable, deprived and all around unwell at this time. It's only been a few weeks for me, but at 41 years old, I know that while I'm waiting for the phone to ring after sending out resume after resume, it's perfectly sane to enjoy the simple, inexpensive pleasure I could not only a month or so ago. A bubblebath in the daytime; going to the grocery store during the day when it's practically empty instead of packing myself into crowded aisles on a Saturday; getting a full eight hours of sleep every single night just because I can. I download audio books for free from the public library so I can keep the tv off and enjoy something new, fresh and engaging.

While friends of mine (I'm sure) are certain I've lost my mind, I just can't imagine how running around like a chicken with my head cut off would do me any good. I might be unemployed another month or another six, but is it any better to feel and look depleted, anxious and stressed when going to interviews? I think not, so I've got to run now. Time for my steam facial. NO matter what I do, the phone isn't going to ring any faster, so why not be gorgeous, healthy and content while waiting? I start every morning with a delicious breakfast, a good workout, time for prayer and then I'm off and running to the sites. This economy might break my bank, but I'll be damned if it'll break my spirits. As Ali would say, I'm just too pretty!

MISS BEE said...

Its excellent to see that your in GOOD spirits after suffering a job loss. I know when I lost my job & was unemployed for 4mos I almost died LITERALLY! But Im happy for you.

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