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I’ve Been So Blessed


The mornings are chilly now, and now I wake to the quiet darkness rather than the sun peaking through the blinds.  In the last week, I’ve spent those early waking moments in the complete stillness between night and dawn going over the many things I have to be grateful for.  It gets me ready for another long day of my last days at work, chauffeuring the kids and job hunting.

But I have been SO blessed this week with the out pouring of support and encouragement both on this blog and in my local community.  For a girl who often feels SO alone in this world, this week has shown me different.  I’m continuing to attend the local Job Transition group, getting advice, encouragement and job leads.  This morning I’ve sent out my resume to the leaders for review and correct.  It’s been a LONG time since I had to use a resume.

I’m applying like crazy to any job that even peaks my interest.  This has scared me a lot since a corporate job would mean a complete change in my life style, but I’ve decided that maybe this job loss was the “frying pan to the head” as I often need with my hardheadedness to make me change direction.

I think my goal right now is to keep the kids lives steady through the school year (April, 2016) if at all physically possible before making any big moves, but as I had previously decided, whatever comes then…we will go.  But perhaps this change means we are to make a big change earlier…I don’t know.

So I’m sorry I haven’t replied to all of your comments from last week.  I do plan to get to it, but THANK YOU for your kind words and support.

If you happen to be a technical recruiter or are in HR and would have time to review my resume and give me some feedback, I would love to hear from you. 


  • Reply fAYE |

    I think you’re doing all the right things, and the right opportunity WILL come for you. I do believe that fate has a way of pointing us in a different, better, direction – and I hope that is the case for you when you end up with a better opportunity that you could have imagined. Fate stepped in in my case, albeit in a different way, to finally force me into making a decision that my heart wanted but my head wouldn’t allow…. And it has so far been the best thing that has ever happened to me. So stay positive (as you are!) and all the best!!

  • Reply Emily N. |

    I know it’s kind of scary applying to jobs that you’re not quite sure about, but I’ll offer what I tell my husband: “Applying to a job isn’t the same as getting an interview, which isn’t the same as being offered the job, which isn’t the same as taking it.” It’s okay to just see where things go. You can always decide something isn’t for you, but don’t cut off your options too soon. Good luck!

    • Reply Hope |

      Very true, Emily. Very, very true. I am excited to share…just with you, here, that I got my first real life interview set up today. Woot, woot. It’s for a part time job but one that seems right up my alley and everything helps. Thanks for the advice, I’ll definitely keep plugging away at applying.

  • Reply Shauna |

    One of the most inspirational job sites I’ve seen recently is PowerToFly.com. A majority of the jobs there are remote work and would fit right into your lifestyle. Plus since you’ve already been doing remote work you’ve got a leg up on many people.

So, what do you think ?