Le sigh. Here we are again talking about me being in between jobs. I’ve reached the two month mark and although there are things that I have enjoyed about not working I am definitely ready to find THE job.
First let’s talk about the things that I have enjoyed about not working! I have been able to spend a lot more time with B! I get to take him to school and pick him up, which both of us LOVE! Recently I volunteered to be a mystery reader in his classroom which was a lot of fun and I probably would not have been able to do it if I was at my previous job.
I’ve also been able to spend a lot more time on my blog which I have enjoyed as it is something that I really like to do.
You may remember that I wrote a post about Maria Kang’s new book The No More Excuses Diet thanks to my involvement with the From Left to Write Book Club. And guess what happened because of my post?? I was interviewed by The Sacramento Bee newspaper and I was quoted in their article about Maria and her book. You can view the article HERE.
The interview with the newspaper was very much out of my comfort zone as I am not used to coming up with answers at the drop of a hat while trying to make them sound like something that is worthy of printing. It was an exciting and nerve wrecking experience all at the same time.
Shortly after the interview with the newspaper I decided to do something else out of my comfort zone and that was to record and upload my first ever YouTube video! Eeek! The video is an unboxing of the PopSugar Resort Box that I just got as I thought that would be a good way to ease myself into doing videos. Want to check it out? Here you go!
As you may have been able to tell I was pretty nervous and uncomfortable in front of the camera. I honestly was scared to even post the video. But I finally did post it after a lot of coaxing from Chris. Chris has a great YouTube channel (click HERE to check his out) and he has been a great resource for me! He told me that they way I talked in the video is not how I talk in real life. Which is somewhat true. I guess I was being a bit more proper and enunciating everything more than I do normally. So in my next video I will work on being more natural in front of the camera. I can only get better, right?
Now on to the downside of being in between jobs. I am going to come right out and say it….job hunting is not fun. It’s frustrating. Every single day I look for jobs to apply to and most days, it is just the same jobs reposted. On top of that, being a single parent presents its own layer of difficulty when it comes to looking for a job. Although B’s Dad is involved in B’s life on the weekends, his Dad will not help me during the week with B so that means I have to find a job that allows me to drop him off and pick him up from latch key. This has caused me to not apply for certain jobs that I was interested in due to scheduling conflicts and even remove myself from the interviewing process of several positions once I realized that the required work schedule was not conducive to my responsibilities as a Mom.
Despite my frustrations, I do still believe that the right job for me is out there. And I am going to find it!
Did you check out my video? What did you think?
Have you been unemployed before? Share you experience with me!