It hasn’t even been a week, and I am already sick and tired of being unemployed. Wait… What? How can that be? A misconception I have heard about my generation ( I am on the millenial side) is that we are lazy and hate working. I am far from this stereotype. Obviously, I need a job to get by and pay the bills and to support my various needs/addictions. More importantly, I need a job for sanity purposes.
Having a job is great for my mental health. Yes, jobs can impact our mental health in a some way, shape, or form. For me, working provides me with a way to keep my mind occupied. When I was at work, I was not thinking of all the other things going on in my life. I was just focused on everything that was happening that day/week, I was focused on the kids and I was surrounded by my collegues everyday. I don’t have this right now. I am alone with my dog, and my thoughts. None of my friends are around because they are working. Friends/ my hubby would tell me to go out and do things on your own. The problem with that is I hate doing things alone. The thought of going somewhere new and unfamiliar scares the crap out of me. Also, in some way shape or form it requires money. I don’t have that either.
The scariest part of being unemployed is the job hunt. You have to pretty much make yourself a walking advertisement. You have to invest in yourself and sell your self to potential employers. Some one like myself for instance, might have difficulty with something like this because of the the fear of what comes next. Finding a job is like dating. When you find someone you like you go out of your way to impress them in hopes that potentially this person might not reject you. Only to have to repeat the process over again. On the other hand, you can just sit there and hold out in hopes that something better many come along. Either way, the process is lame and daunting and can chip away at your ego.
I am sure I will find something soon. Until that time comes, I have to find a productive hobby or maybe even a side job just to help keep myself preoccupied. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.