Q#181: To shave or not to shave (my head, as a woman, while job searching), that is the question…

Okay, my neck of the woods is under a heat advisory for the 3rd day in a row. Can't even take the dogs out before 7:45 pm because it's too freaking hot outside. And worse, my hair has been growing back the past few months, thick as always, but looks awful thanks to the big … Continue reading Q#181: To shave or not to shave (my head, as a woman, while job searching), that is the question…

Well, I gave the site CounterSocial a shot… and somehow screwed it up to the point where I deleted it in a hurry…

In my search for new social media sites to use, one that started popping up was CounterSocial. I've looked into a few others and because of it's intention to keep privacy good (and the stories of Elon Musk buying Twitter making the site suddenly popular), I finally found some info on it. FYI--this writer has … Continue reading Well, I gave the site CounterSocial a shot… and somehow screwed it up to the point where I deleted it in a hurry…

I forgot how exhausting job searches are, and how NOT user friendly and time consuming the sites are… til today.

I should've figured waiting a couple weeks to try again with applications would've led to a drastic reduction in available jobs. So, I'm partially kicking myself, but at the same time, I was waiting for word (or a lack of word) to let me know if I should keep trying. I forgot that it'd be … Continue reading I forgot how exhausting job searches are, and how NOT user friendly and time consuming the sites are… til today.

Another aspect of job searching I (almost) forgot about: Social-freaking-media…

I've come to the real dread that I'm gonna just have to get over as fast as I can. My next door neighbor and I were working on something and she asked how the job search was going. I said I hadn't heard back at all in the past week and figured it was probably … Continue reading Another aspect of job searching I (almost) forgot about: Social-freaking-media…

Aspects of job searching I’d forgotten about: the post-application “still interested” letter…

I got one of those notifications in my e-mail today, indicating that "hey, if you're interested in this job, you just miiiiight want to send the employer a follow-up letter to let 'em know that." Cue cold-sweat, a rock in my stomach, and shaky fingers. I hate job searches. But what I hate most is … Continue reading Aspects of job searching I’d forgotten about: the post-application “still interested” letter…

Old Habits Die Hard… like really, really, really bloody hard, if they die at all…

I've drifted away from the computer for a while trying to fix things (including said computer) and take a realistic look at things. "Trying" being the misnomer of that sentence, because the things I needed to do most of all were on my mind, and I might've tackled them a few minutes at a time... … Continue reading Old Habits Die Hard… like really, really, really bloody hard, if they die at all…

A strange, funny, yet disturbing epiphany I had regarding how I can “get back on the horse” sooner…

I had the slightest of lulls during my shift tonight, trying to cancel out some noise and figure out what to take care of next in my stack of stuff. It wasn't quiet by any stretch, but the thought just came in. I guess we could call it the epilogue of Sunday's "I hate my … Continue reading A strange, funny, yet disturbing epiphany I had regarding how I can “get back on the horse” sooner…

When you’re of two minds, yet somehow using neither of them…

That's the best way I think I can describe the past week. Realizing that I need to make serious changes, losing sleep over the things I'm NOT doing to help my job situation, making plans... and then just somehow letting things slip away. I've been trying to get back into therapy, but it's been a … Continue reading When you’re of two minds, yet somehow using neither of them…

When the mind just doesn’t want to work…

My brain's been on the back burner the past few days. No matter what I tried to do, it just wasn't going to work. Now, there were things I needed to do--and could, actually--outside, so it wasn't so bad and it wasn't a totally useless weekend. Today was supposed to be different, though. Today I … Continue reading When the mind just doesn’t want to work…