First Week

Well I made it through my first week of being unemployed (post). I got up each morning as usual. My body is so used to getting up at 7am that I do not need an alarm clock. I decided not to try to sleep in. To me, sleeping is a waste of day. I like to get the day started early.

It was an emotional week for me as I would go back and forth from feeling free to feeling helpless. I didn’t know what to do with myself. One thing I decided was to stay busy. I started working on some things around the house that normally I would not have time to do. 

At the beginning of each day I would make a “to do” list.
The first day, it did not work too well as I only completed 2 out of 5 things on my list. I did better as the week went on.

Here are a few things I did and learned throughout the week. 

I found the bottom of my laundry basket.
I cleaned my craft closet. ( yes, I have a craft closet, not a craft room)
I cleaned out my clothes closet and took 2 bags of clothes and shoes to the Good Will.
I tried really hard not to eat everything in the house. 
Dishes really do not do themselves. (My husband does them before I can get to it).
I was able to enjoy some girl talk with neighbors. (Do they not do Tupperware parties anymore?)
I wore yoga pants and tshirts all day.
I realized I didn’t need a bra after all.
My face detoxed by not wearing makeup all week.

Something else I did was visited the local college to check on taking some classes. WOW there is no way I can afford college. I do not qualify for any assistance because they go by your last years income. And if I could afford to go, how could I work and go to school at the same time? 


SO, I decided to register for some CNA classes that will start in January. I have always wanted to be a nurse. They are quick and affordable. I could be done with both CNA1 and CNA2 in 36 weeks. 
BUT....I changed my mind the next day. This is a low paying job for the work that it would involve. Not physically, but mentally. I heard too many stories on how CNAs are treated and the crazy hours they have to work. It did not take much for me to decide against it. However, I have thought about renewing my phlebotomy license. 

I’m back to square one but I did apply to 27 jobs online. Maybe I should take some Spanish classes because it seems like everyone hiring wants someone that is bilingual. 
This week we will head to the beach for a while so I can do some thinking. I need to sit back and relax for a week and get my thoughts together. They have just been all over the place. I have moments I feel like I’m gonna explode. 

It will be nice to actually enjoy the beach without worrying about catching up a work load when I get back. 
I’m pretty excited about that. 



9 comments

  1. sounds like the beach will be a nice escape. relax and let the next phase of your life come to you.

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  2. Why does college have to cost so dang much? I do hope you get to recharge at your happy place....a beautiful babe on the beach!

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  3. Hanging at the beach is always a good plan.

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  4. I hope you have a nice time relaxing at the beach. I think that is just the thing you might need right now.

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  5. Ah yes, enjoy the beach. the phrase "Everything is gonna be all right!" is true. Hang in there and enjoy some 'DETOX'. Love you lady
    Sherry and jack

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  6. Hi Lisa
    It sounds like that would be a great idea. Enjoy the beach and think about what you might want to do. A phlebotomist is something that is always needed. As I am from home, I agree, I have to keep busy or ill go bananas!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstyish.com

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  7. Applying for jobs is some time more work than the actual jobs themselves.

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  8. Enjoy your beach time. I'm sure you'll find the right fit.

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  9. Give yourself a break from job thinking and enjoy being at the beach!!
    I have been praying that the right job for you will come along!!

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