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Unemployment and Feeling Like I’m Doing My Best

July 19, 2012 by Lady Unemployed


Apparently hope is that way. So, that’s where I’m going.

Overall this has not been an easy week. I had several ups and downs and two days in a row so  far I ended up in tears, I snapped at family members, and remained too long in my “Eoyore” mood.

But instead of writing about all of that, I decided to write about something positive for once (I know, weird huh?).

Today,  I feel like I have truly done my best (hush to the person in the back that is about to say otherwise).

I’ll say it again: I have done my best today to find a job.

Now, someone can say that unless I am applying to every job I see, even if includes licking the floor clean, it obviously isn’t enough, but today I am standing up to say otherwise.

did do my best today. Some days I feel otherwise. But today? I do feel pretty good.

Here’s why:

1) I looked for (and applied to) any job I was qualified for.

I am not the type to just look for jobs that would give me a high paying salary. I am looking at all possibilities. And today, I did just that. And you know what? That isn’t any different on the other days I’m looking for a job. I’m  not being picky.

 2) Networking, networking, networking.

I followed up on my networking people and reached out to some new people. I even followed up on an offer for job search help from someone I’m following on Twitter.

3) Placement Agencies

I also contacted the placement agency I spoke with a few weeks ago again. I resent my resume and I waiting to find out about job leads.

…..still waiting. Yup, still……..waiting. Oh, right, the blog post.

4) Reached out to talk shows.

Alright you may think I’m kidding about this one, but didn’t I say I was trying anything? I am literally trying anything. And I did just that. I submitted a video to Dr. Phil about helping me find a job. Don’t think I’m kidding about that one, either.

And if I end up on television, you guys will be the first to know.

5) Um…not sure about number five.

Okay I didn’t want to end this with a four, because no one makes a list with just four points. But aside from following through with my temptation to leave my resume in Barnes and Noble (I’m close though), and holding a sign board as I walk through the mall asking, “Are you hiring?” I am doing everything I can.

And if I can say that statement every day and mean it, than I am feeling pretty damn good about myself.


  1. Susan Cooper says:

    I have been there. It’s frustrating, exhausting, scary and everything else in between. Keep going as I know you will and something will come of it. I will be cheering you on. 🙂

  2. Lady J says:

    Hang in there… one day at a time!

    And by the way, you are not crazy about the talk shows. There’s creative potential there, missy! Good luck to you.

  3. momto8blog says:

    hang in there..right? and like anything that is successful…keep trying! good good luck!

  4. Irish says:

    Finding a new job is hard work. I love your attitude you have for yourself and are acknowledging you are doing your best. = ) I was so inspired by you when I heard you sent in a video to Dr. Phil about getting a job. You rock missy. = ) Wishing you the best.


  5. Sami says:

    Can I get Hell Yeah! for the jobless? Bask in your empty days and free time! Number five? Try the alternate route. Stumble across a job. But for the love of god, don’t take a job just to get yourself out of the house. I did that. Here’s what happened :

    • No kidding right???? I have an interview tomorrow that is actually for a job right in line for my career and I really really really hope i get it. Everything else so far pales in comparison!

  6. Hey! Just wanted to let you know that I really admire you!

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