You know that groggy feeling you get after waking up from a nap? Specifically when you take a nap when it’s light outside and then wake up after the sun sets? That’s basically what unemployment feels like.
I’m starting to get nervous, I haven’t heard back from any of the 40 or so jobs I’ve applied to (all of which specifically say DON’T call us, WE’LL call you) and my money is running on empty. I’m contemplating getting a short term position, something to give me oh, I don’t know, money for food until I find a job I actually want to keep.
The problem with that plan, however, is that I’m a wimp when it comes to using people and things. If I get a job, I’d feel way too guilty to just leave when a better one comes calling. If I make an agreement to work for a company then I’m going to stick to it until things stop working out. I’m not in the market for a disposable job, is what I’m trying to say.
So, this brings me to my next idea: do some freelance or contract work in the meantime. Here’s where we run into our second problem, other than making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and hanging out with cats…I don’t really have any niche skills. I can’t code, I’m not an artist, I’d like to think I can write and I know I can edit but have no credentials to prove this.