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You Need a Car to Get a Job, But You Need a Job to Buy a Car


The events of the past week have taken a toll on me and I hit a low point yesterday. Sometimes, when it rains it pours and that has been what this past week has been like. I won’t bore you with the details right now, but along with grieving we will be dealing with a financial blow shortly. A one-two punch was more than I could handle.

Today when I woke up, I still felt a little depressed although the sleep did do me some good. Later in the day, I was outside smoking when an idea hit me like a freight train. An idea similar to this one had been floating around in my head for a while, but nothing as detailed as what hit me today. When I think about how my life is and how I want it to be, this idea can get me there. All of a sudden I had a huge smile on my face and I was singing along to tunes while working. That’s how I love to feel. Motivated… inspired… full of hope. It’s the best “high” you can get. Unfortunately, it wore off.

I’m still excited about my idea and I wrote it down on a piece of my son’s green construction paper so I won’t forget it. As I’m typing I’m glancing over at my scribbles. My “high” wore off because reality had set in and now I’m wondering where I’ll find the time to bring my idea to life.

That’s the thing. It seems like I have a million things I need to do and a million things I’d like to do. My idea can get me the time I need to be able to do the things I’d like to do. It can work and I know I can get it to work if only I had the time.

It is sort of like that saying…You need a car to get a job, but you need a job to buy a car.

How do you get by that? Honestly, at this point I’m not sure.

I need time to figure it out 😛


  • Reply Tyler |

    I totally understand where you are coming from. I have TONS of ideas but the time is just not there right now, nor do I think it ever will be. I work full time, go to school full time, have a wife, house, and dog to take care of, etc. and I’m only 24 to boot! (ie. social life? not really existent right now). People always need more time, and it will never cease. The one thing I have learned to do is to prioritize a lot better. I also set my schedule at the beginning of the day and try not to deviate from it. The “high” you mention I get a lot from reading blogs, working out, etc. I try to keep doing things that make me feel like that all the time. Pick up “Getting Things Done” by David Allen at the library. It might help. You’ll get through this! Stay positive!

  • Reply D |

    Tricia, this would be my strong point. I am good at thinking outside of the box. My struggles come when they try to keep me restrained in the box. LOL.

    First, let me say, you have thought it up, so you can definitely make it real. Everything you need is inside of you.

    Now, I want you to look at your goal and step back. Remove emotion. I know it is hard but hold on to your enthusiasm and logic.

    Just what is it you need? Write it down. Put that piece of paper somewhere where you will be looking at it often.

    Now, make a list. Everything and every possibility no matter how crazy or impossible you think it is.

    Most likely, your possibilities will include the intercession of another. Know your goal, know your possibilities and go for it. Present to them your dream and show them how they can help and make something for their secured position.

    The sky’s the limit. The only thing stopping you is yourself.

  • Reply Karen |

    Beg, borrow or buy a copy of the DVD, The Secret. Visualize, feel, and believe that you have ALREADY implemented your idea. If you put it out there, and really believe, the universe will open up for you. Just be open and follow what comes to you in your dreams, gut, instincts, or contacts.

    • Reply FED |

      Don’t allow yourself to be fooled by the comprehensively unproven sweepingly romantic magical self power notions of universal command by ones sheer persistence of “will.” Will, like many other notions are recently neurologically proven as being utterly misunderstood for nearly all of mans recorded existence, up until only recently. A domino chain of in depth mechanical process rooted in cognitive brain behavior processes, highly effected by the utmost seemingly mundane and unaffecting factors. Will is no longer accepted as something one has or hasn’t, but rather conditions one has or hasn’t been aided towards developing. Hard persistent work, along with amassing positive human support systems, the two elements necessary to anyones success and add a plethora of idiosyncratic details to boot. To derail irrational/illogical claims of any sort, as a good rule of measure think along the lines of the following: We don’t have a way to definitively say there isn’t some singular 900,000 mile tall blue furry angel beast controlling every aspect of life within the vast stretches of solar system entirety, so we must keep any discussion of such existence on the table of “reasonable”…. That to which I say, bump-set-SPIKE, and off to the children’s table thus logic shall be shoved. An argument, though devoid of what current human intelligence has reached agreeance on as “logical”, you can’t rely on the ability to falsify something in order to consider it true or not true based of the defense shaped anyway similar to my blue furry controller of worlds defense. Remember the thriving nature of any human animal is reasonably utterly dependent upon the external factors surrounding it’s short term and long term living environment.

  • Reply Kellie |

    Tricia – isn’t this frustrating! Urgh! My fiance and I have been in a similar frame of mind and it’s so frustrating when things don’t seem to move as fast as you’d like. Argh! My fiance has had a hard time finding a steady job (he gets lots of temp jobs) and the reason is because he doesn’t have that piece of paperwork from a college for the work he does. They say he needs education to back it up. I have a friend who is in the same line of work, who can also not find steady work at a company. She has the education but she doesn’t have the experience like my fiance does. They tell her she needs more experience. My fiance finally went back to school to get that paperwork and all his teachers and classmates don’t understand why he’s there – he blows them out of the water. My friend moved on to a different career.

  • Reply Da big D |

    You don’t need a car. You can walk, bus, take a train, hitch hike etc… Sure its not easy, but anything that is good isn’t.

    I have these little ideas every so often and I go for it. I just do it. Most don’t work out some do.

    Go for it.

  • Reply mike w |

    i got a dwi over a year ago they wont give me work permit so i cant get a job 2 pay for the stupid class they want me 2 take seems like an oxymoron

  • Reply miranda |

    well how do you take a bus, taxi or whatever when you live in the country. Sounds like an Al Gore thing but yet he rides in a Jet. Go figure. I don’t know where this saying comes from but this is a good one.
    “poor men have cars Rich men use Jets.”

    To think he is fooling people to use public transportation, bike while he can take advantage of peoples minds.

  • Reply debs |

    i need a car to get a job because I cannot travel on public transport due to motion sickness!! been like it all my life, travel tablets do NOT work for me, and besides I wouldnt want to be taking them 2 or 3 times a day every day!! Its not just the sickness, its the costs of public transport too, and often not even reliable, packed cannot get on etc etc etc.
    Therefore I need a car to get a job!! Not a job to get a car!!!

  • Reply Christy Alderete |

    I need a car to get a job also buy food.
    I’ve been going through alot my fiance has anger issues that cause him to be happy then sad and not able to control it. The only way he way was able to cope with his emotions was playing video games it kept his mine busy. He has had some large out burst making him damage things and one time he hurt his aunt and cousin on accident not on purpose he just really couldn’t control his anger he is doing better now besides that we sometimes go without food for days we live with his grandma. we’re currently living off her social security it’s not enough. Both me and him are unable to get jobs we live in creedmoore it’s right outside Buda TX
    There are no buses and we don’t family or friends who can carpool for us. In spite of this I am still able to get up each day hoping for something better.

So, what do you think ?