A LOT has changed since I started this blog.  I haven’t been nearly as regular as I had planned.  A lot is similar in 2016 compared to what it was in March of 2013.  I am again, looking for a job (this time by choice). I have a new certification under my belt that I hope helps me get the dream job I’m looking for. I haven’t been writing like I thought I would be. I am definitely not keeping up the house (this one is 1000+ more square feet than the last one) like I could be. I am nowhere near the cook I could be by now. I am back to where I was… FYI: I suck at being a domestic goddess.


Original from 2013:

I work for a living, outside the home, in IT.  I am a configuration manager.  I have worked consistently since my senior year in high school.  Until this March.

I am currently unemployed, and not by my choice.  This came out of nowhere.  There was no warning, there was no probation, there was no, “maybe you should start looking for a new job” type of conversation.

So without going into the nitty gritty, after all we’ve just met each other, I will tell you about what I’m doing with my life now.

In no particular order: I am applying for jobs.  I am trying to keep a house.  I am trying to cook.  I am learning SQL.  I am trying to be published (and not just this blog).

I have been unemployed for 10+ weeks.  My house is not nearly as clean as I thought it would be. I am not working out like I thought I would. I am not cooking nearly as much I had expected.  To be honest, nothing is really as I thought it would be.

I job hunt, talk to recruiters, and write cover letters every week.  I have had ONE in person interview for a contract job.  I expected it to be a slow hunt, but not this slow.

I thought I would spend an hour job hunting every day, then a while clean something, then cook something, and write something.  The first few weeks I did a lot of errands that we needed to complete during business hours. I spent a LOT of time at the car dealership getting things fixed.  The first few weeks I dealt with unemployment, updating my resume, and adding information to the online job sites.  It felt like there was never time to do any deep cleaning at the house.  My days were just full and when it came time to clean something, I was pooped!

Well, the dishes and the laundry are getting done regularly, but that’s about it when it comes to the house cleaning stuff.

How is it that I still feel like I get nothing important done?  Why do I feel like I need more hours in the day?  Where is my motivation?


6 thoughts on “About

  1. Bummer! (I thought the tech industry was hiring) — I hated clicking “like” to this post, but I wanted to help your SEO 😉

    DEEP cleaning? Isn’t that what you have to do when you move OUT? I’m not sure I understand the term.
    Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CMC, SCAC, MCC
    – ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder –
    (blogs: ADDandSoMuchMore, ADDerWorld & ethosconsultancynz – dot com)
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

    1. What I meant by deep cleaning was more than the straightening, dusting, and vacuuming that is done on a normal basis. I have completely slacked on the more then “the light stuff”. Bad grrl.

    1. Thanks for the reference Madelyn. I apparently don’t get out much if I didn’t know about FLYlady! :O I had heard of the “shine your sink” concept every night, but I didn’t know where it came from. Now I might know the origin! I’ll be sure to learn something new from her site! ❤

      1. My students continue to send ME to explore, beginning many years ago, or I would not have been aware either.

        To tell the truth, I didn’t understand what all the shoutin’ was about at the VERY beginning, but over years of watching in dribs and drabs, I must admit she seems to be a good model for follow-through & online marketing for home-based businesses.

        I don’t know what ever happened to the SHE group, because I haven’t had the time to explore in years.


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