Posted 22 March 2009 - 08:47 PM
Shannon, I to was laid off one month after my wedding. I have been off of work since October 2008. My job was not nice enough to pay unemployment until the severance ran out. At first I was kind of happy and excited because maybe it was an opportunity to move to NC or SC. I decided to take a little vacation to St. John, VI, then I started taking classes for Graphic Design, then I took a part time job working with H&R Block. All the while I was sending resumes and putting in applications. Never did I even get one interview! It is very rough out here. The DH and I decided this is not the best time to move to a state where we have no family nor do we even know anyone. So I decided to start looking for a job. I was in IT but I don't want to do that anymore. I was starting to get a little panicky when an opportunity landed at my feet. I am now in the process of becoming half partner in an upscale consignment shop. I just love working in this store! No stress, I can work 3 days a week and still go to school. Because the shop is still relatively new, I will not really be getting a salary from it yet so I still need to find something part time, but I don't think that will be as much of a problem as finding fulltime employment. Everyone is right. When one door closes, another opens. Keep your head up and stay positive. I went through the depression and gained 20 lbs. So don't be like me. Take a little break then treat your job search like a job. Good luck to you.