Day…I forget.Post Employment Era.

Available for work

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.

Job hunting do to list

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.

Write write write - PHD humor

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!




10 Simple things about Milwaukee Brown Girl…



I love lists. Why? Because they are simple and easy to read. And I like simple.

So here is a list of 10 simple things about Milwaukee Brown Girl.

  1. I am and will always be a teen mom, although currently I am 45 and the grandmother to two beautiful boys.Cool Gma
  2. I like change. I change my hair, my furniture, my life all of the time.
  3. I have so many circles of friends that socially I just can’t keep up with them all.
  4. Shopping is like a sport to me, the challenge is to find a bargain.
  5. I have had 3 life threatening experiences that forced me into self-reflection and growth!
  6. I am overly organized and clutter makes me anxious! But yet I have it…I just don’t like it.
  7. I spell horribly, but can identify when I have misspelled a word.
  8. I have learned to always listen to my gut feeling, no matter what.
  9. I am spiritually connected to God, always have been, always will be.
  10. I know what I’m good at and I’m not afraid of it.

There you have it, not everything but a few simple things. Now it’s your turn, share 10 things about yourself.