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…

New Year’s Plan: One chore a day (or an hour a day for big stuff)

I've fallen behind on plans just because I look around and there is so much to do. And some of it depends on the weather. I'll be spending this weekend cleaning everything I can in my house (and because all my neighbors are popping off fireworks half the night, why not start now?) But after … Continue reading New Year’s Plan: One chore a day (or an hour a day for big stuff)

Q #145: How & when is it best to stop being “understanding” & just do what you must, regardless how it will affect others?

Yeah, it's about work. I turned in my two-weeks notice three weeks ago now and I'm still showing up to work. Granted, there's the vetting issue for new hires that gets dragged out by regional, and I know they're hiring more folks soon (or desperately trying to). And last week one of the ladies had … Continue reading Q #145: How & when is it best to stop being “understanding” & just do what you must, regardless how it will affect others?

Revisiting my plans to quit my job: to jump without a safety net, or not?

A few days ago, down in the dumps and letting things wash over me, I thought about really quitting my job. Now, I'm of the opinion that I need to hand in my two weeks notice today. Without a safety net. Without a job lined up and already ready to go. Because all I know … Continue reading Revisiting my plans to quit my job: to jump without a safety net, or not?

I’m considering quitting my job for possibly silly (or just minuscule) reasons…

I can't think of the last time I honestly sat here and said to myself "yeah, time to start looking for another job." Not that I figured I'd be at this one forever, but it had some things going for it, and I was used to it and didn't mind it. But apparently, I like … Continue reading I’m considering quitting my job for possibly silly (or just minuscule) reasons…