Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Possible Haitus

One of my main goals for this blog has been to keep it from devolving into a diary or simple retelling of the events in my life. Periodically, I make an exception to that rule, like when I have a colossally bad date or fantastically exciting news.

Last week, being laid off from my job of three years in the midst of one of the worst economic crises to hit the globe seemed like a damn good reason to break my own rules again. Now, five days later my quest to find a new job (which, you'll recall from my 30 By 30 list was something I'd put on hold until the economy improved) has completely consumed my life.

Swine flu has come and started to go, we finally got a good HHS Secretary, Bea Arthur and Dom deLuise died and I'm sure someone won some sort of reality show competition without meriting a mere blip on this blog.

Much as I hate the idea of taking an extended break that doesn't involve an airport and a vacation, I think I'm putting enough pressure on myself to network, make phone calls, set up informational interviews, revise my resume, scan the websites, write cover letters, send my resume, re-read my management textbook and periodically break for crying jags about my utter uselessness and failure to have either a man or a job at the age of 29.

Needless to say, I don't need the additional stress of churning out impossibly thoughtful and witty posts at this juncture. I'm not sure what the next few months will bring in any aspect of my life, but I do hope this blog will be a part of it. I may not write a 500 word piece every week, but please keep on checking just in case I come up with something brilliant. And if I go on a colossally bad date, you can definitely count on me to faithfully report it.


Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your job...I look forward to more of your posts ...when you have time to write more....as for being 29 without a job or a dude, believe me, I'm in the same boat but the way I see it...things can change in a heartbeat....this loss just means a new and beter opportunity is up ahead!


Jendeis said...

Hey girl, take all the time you need. I don't read your blog to judge you, I do so because I care. Hoping that this is just a blip in the road and you move from strength to strength.

SaraK said...

Being unemployed is one of the toughest things, and I did it voluntarily 3 years ago and it was still really hard! IMO, even harder than being single. For some reason, I find that easier to deal with. You WILL find the job (and guy) that is best for you soon!

Bible Belt Balabusta said...

Good luck to you, Shtetl Fabulous.
I'm looking for work, too, and have nearly convinced myself that now is a great time to re-evaluate absolutely everything.

I have a gut feeling you will find something great in the not-so-distant future, and I look forward to reading about it.

Bible Belt Balabusta

Jack said...

Perspective is a funny thing. I imagine that 29 sounds old to you. I just turned 40 and am trying to reconcile that. Would love to go back to 29.

That is not to minimize your situation, but comment that we go through these ups and downs throughout our lives.

Hang in there and in a bit this will be a memory, at least I hope so. I have two kids in private school, this economy has got to change soon.

Frida Nelhans said...

You definetely have an important spot in the world and in the unoverse no matter if you have a man or a job. You are more important then you'll ever understand. The thing to have a job shouldn't be of more importance then to collect some cash and that's about it. Put your energy on your friends and family and things you love to do on your free time. Painting, doing art works, writing, or something simple like taking a walk or to sit on a bench and watch people go by. What other think is not important. What is important is what it means to you.