I know I typically start these posts with the number of days I have been post employed, but I have now lost count. Probably about after the 60th day mark, I just kind of gave up on counting. That is mostly because, not in a million years would I have even imagined that it would take me this long to land a job. I just assumed that since there are jobs out there, and I am educated and experienced, that I would just easily slide into one of them. Well, even in this “employee” market, I got nothing. I am not bitter, or giving up by any means. I just need a break. Job hunting is consuming too much of my mental space. I need to live a little and enjoy my freedom for a while.
So after applying for more than a 100 jobs and talking about myself more than I ever have, in my entire life, I am taking a much needed hiatus. I have some irons in the fire, and I will continue to work those leads, but I am no longer going to actively pursue jobs. Not forever, just through the end of year. I will start my hunt again in January.
Also, I am currently a full-time PhD student pursing what is deemed a terminal degree for a reason. I’m thinking they call it that because if the dissertation process doesn’t kill you, the review process surly will! So, my new title is full-time student. I am going to stay active by volunteering around the city and baking cookies with my grandkids. Who knows, I might be able to parlay that into an actual career.
I really need to give a shout out to all of my wonderful supportive friends and family. Without them I would be so lost. Please don’t stop supporting me. And if you see that perfect fit job for me, by all means, still send it my way. I will apply and give it my best shot. Thank you all!