Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Great 2011 Job Hunt...

I've made a pretty big decision.  The decision to go back to work outside the house.  The solitary confinement of  choosing to work from home all of the time has taken its toll on me and the timing couldn't be better.  It's spring after all and spring is the time for new beginnings and the changes on the horizon make the thought of getting back out into the world very attractive to say the least.

Later today I plan on checking out a few temp services to see what they have available.  This is probably the worst time in the world to look for a job outside the house, but I'm patient.  I'm opting for professional attire instead of a church key and server's book this time around.  Something with benefits that will challenge my brain Monday through Friday and leave time on the weekends and evenings to continue the things that I love to do.  Writing the web content, selling on Ebay, designing the websites and selling at the flea markets.  Those things are extremely important to me because they are... well... me.

It's a big decision that can't be taken lightly and will push time management to the extreme.  But I've been setting everything up to go in this direction for a few weeks now by pulling the writing listings off of Ebay and writing strictly for two broker websites to see how I like it.  In all reality I'm wondering now why I didn't do it that way from the beginning.  Hindsight can be a funny thing sometimes and provide a few eureka moments every now and then.  I should have been charging more all along and will remember that for the future.  No wonder I was always so busy, I sold myself short in more ways than one on more than one occasion.  UGH!  Live and learn I guess and I won't be making that mistake again anytime soon to say the least.

The decision is exciting but then again, it's not.  I have mixed feelings about the thought of going back behind a desk, pushing papers around all day.  But in order to continue doing the things that I love it's the path that I have to take.  Sacrifice one thing for the preservation of the other.  I want to find something but I also want to continue to do the things that make me extremely happy.  Doing what makes you happy is the key to actual happiness in life.  Doing what you don't want to do can quickly make a person a miserable, negative mess.

We will see how this all pans out.  First thing I have to do is get my resume put back together to see just how bad I've screwed it up over the past 5 years by going from a desk job to bartending and waiting tables full time.  I can sell myself if I can get through the door, but getting through the door is definitely the challenge.  I'm up for a good challenge.  It's been a while since I've seen one this worthy of the energy and I'm extremely excited about it.  Bring it on and let's get this started.  It's Spring, time for change and time to expand the horizons.

Happy Tuesday my friends!



  1. Hear you there, getting the foot in the door is the hardest part. Hate the 9-5 crap though, but oh well has to be done.

  2. Lanie,

    The 9 - 5 world is calling "Come join us ... join us!".

    I wish you the best. Although your last job was the one I liked the most ... :-)

    Chris :-)


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