Unemployment Diaries: 6 Weeks, 100 Applications, 1 Offer, Plastic Bag Suffocation

It’s a pretty bad sign when the morning after a job offer you start googling how to suffocate with a plastic bag. Drastic, I know. The worst part is I’ll probably show up bright eyed and bushy tailed that Monday morning. Ugh, I hate this. Don’t I want a job? Isn’t this why I applied …

Unemployment Diaries: 5 Weeks Later, Psychological Implications

I have been unemployed for 5 weeks now, and my life plan changes by the moment. One minute, I’m fixing my mindset for a pre-planned sabbatical. The next I’m ruminating about why no one chooses me for a job. Then I’m forcing myself to be grateful that I’m making some progress on some applications. Each …

Unemployment Diaries: 4 Pieces of Bad Advice I’ve Been Given

I’ve been unemployed for almost five weeks now. As I have mentioned, it’s been quite the reckoning of emotions. I haven’t told too many people about my unemployment status simply because I don’t really have that many personal relationships. Since this draft has been staring me down and I’m feeling a bit discontented at the …

Unemployment Diaries: 3.5 Weeks Later, The Dust Settles

Can you believe it’s been 3.5 weeks since I last held a job? I just got my final paystub in the mail. Apparently I had 2 weeks of vacation time. So… winning! I haven’t even checked my account balances. #blessed Musings I’ll be honest; I really thought I would have found another job by now. …

Unemployment Diaries: Tuesdays, 70 Job Applications, Spain

Hi, friends. So It’s 5a Wed. I can’t believe it’s only Wednesday, to be honest. Yesterday I was having so many feelings it felt as though a week had passed. Tuesday is the official D-Day in the Jobbing Process. I have it on good scientific authority that Tuesday is The Day recruiters or hiring managers …

Unemployment Diaries: 3 Quarter Horses in a Race I’m Not Sure I Want to Win

It’s Thursday afternoon at 2p. It’s my 2nd week of unemployment. Because I don’t feel restful quite yet, I have yet to call this voluntary break a sabbatical. In fact, in a panic last Friday I applied to quite a few more jobs. Nine to be exact. This is in addition to the the seven …

10 Very Descriptive Statistics, Keen Observations from 20 Job Applications

Hello there! So I quit my job on Friday. Today is only Sunday and I’m so confused. My lease is up in two months, but if I don’t want to renew I need to let them know in two days!! Quitting my job was so anticlimactic. There was no big rush. There was no huge …