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. 


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

  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!


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

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

  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

  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

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

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

  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!!