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Have you ever felt stuck in life?

July 28, 2014 by Lady Unemployed

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This may be a brief post, but I am not blogging as much as I would like these days. Although I don’t think I’m alone in feeling like that, as a blogger.

Anyways, the main reason for this post is that I feel stuck.

Just stuck. Like I’m on pause, in my own life.

I’m not moving forward at work. I’m not able to find a new job. My mom and brother aren’t finding jobs. I’m not having a sudden influx of cash from an unknown resource.

Have you ever felt stuck in your own life? Just this feeling that are you aren’t moving forward? I often feel as if it is for a reason. Like something bigger is waiting for me and I just need to get in the right place for it. That all I need to do is to keep knocking on doors and pursuing opportunities and the right choice will finally reveal itself to me.

Tell me about a time you have felt stuck in life. How did you get un-stuck?


  1. Lady Un(employed) – across the oceans, I’m stuck too. Financially that is. I totally empathize with you. Take each day at a time. My dear 92 year old dad died a few months ago – quite sudden – pancreatic cancer. It’s put everything about my life in perspective. I have up days and down days. Days when I wish I had a job (many of those – because money), and days when I’m glad of my joblessness because it’s enabled me to grieve. Just take care of yourself. I have a bright greeting card on my desk that reads: “Hang in there – sometimes the prettiest flowers grow in the biggest pile of sh*t.” I’ve leave it at that.

  2. Madame Dream says:

    Wow, definitely sounds like my story right now. I have a job but I want a new one (is that greed). Honestly I want a whole new career but it seems like that will be on hold due to my HUGE student loan payments. I am grateful for what I have. I know things could be worse but I feel like I want more out of life. I don’t want to settle, I have that idle feeling sometimes. sigh* I guess the answer is that we just keep going..

  3. Jean says:

    I felt the same way- still do a bit. The only think that’s bringing me out of it is I’m doing new things. I think it’s a shake up of my attitude and perception. I took a spinning class. I finally made a new logo image and Facebook page for my blog. I sent out advertisement emails and got a good response. I went to a jazz festival and tried Ethopian food we found on Groupon. My point is, try a few new things. Spice up your routine and you’ll get inspired. Good luck!

  4. Dear Lady UE,

    I’m glad things are getting better for you, even if it is slowly, cause that’s better than not getting better at all… Typically it is because of the lack of money, as Carmen Neutral and Madame Dream eluded to, that we panic in the face of the dreaded Unemployment Monster. In my case it was getting to the END of my money, with $16.56 to my name and $11,000 in credit card debt and no way to pay, cause I couldn’t find a job to save my life! But like Carmen Natural, I too was able to mourn the death of my Father and help my Mother get through it. Girl, did I try at first to find mainstream employment, but after almost fifty resume deliveries, and a dozen interviews, I realized there was a power bigger than me involved in it all…

    Since childhood I too have felt like you “that something bigger was around the corner,” because it WAS!,, and reading always brought me closer to my Bigger Something… The first of the final breakthroughs came with reading Danielle LaPorte’s “The Firestarter Sessions” – WOW! The second was Barbara Sher’s “Refuse to Choose” – OMG she was writing about ME! That’s whats RIGHT with ME!!!

    My coffers weren’timmediately filled with gold coins right after reading these wonderful books, but they sure as hell filled my soul, bringing me from hopelessness to a place of hope. And guess what… The credit cards I couldn’t pay, the ones that tried to harass me with nasty letters and voice mails (ya think I answered the phone???), they were STILL there, as will student loans be, when I came out on the other side! Geez, what were they going to do, put me in jail? Like to see them get any money out of be from behind bars – let me tell you, during that time jail seemed like a good thing, three square a day, time to read with no guilt, awesome gym equipment and all the time in the world to use it…

    So, my bottom line way of getting unstuck is to make room in your head for serendipitous encounters with highly inspiring, motivating books that will make your heart sing and refresh/reset your outlook, and put you in a hopeful, action producing state to do what your heart desires.

    Thank you Lady UE for providing this wonderful platform! ~ Alejandra

    • What an inspiring comment. And I can SO relate to the credit card companies calling you and the stress. All of it. I’m definitely open to life now, maybe more than ever before because of how things seem like a struggle. 🙂 How strange is that?

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