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Job Hunting and Writer’s Block-A Connection, My Opinion

So lately I’ve been spending all week in a program that is to help me find a job.  Of course, I still have to keep looking myself every single day.  I feel like I’ve spent all week at the office along with the running around; as if that in itself is a “real” job.  It’s true when you hear, “If you do not have a job, your full-time job is finding a job.”  I’ve heard Dr. Phii say that a few times on his show also.  After my week, that’s no joke!

I should  have a part-time job by Tuesday until I  find something more permanent. I do have a particular job in mind that I have applied for and really want, because it is what I know I am supposed to do with all my heart and soul. Yet I will not mention the job specifics in fear of jinxing it. This alone puts that in jeopardy 😉 Yes I’m superstitious and cannot help myself.

Spending this last week dressed up and wearing heels has made me appreciate my sweats, t-shirts, and socks so much more.  I have blistered feet from my heels and all the walking I’ve done taking in resumes to Attorneys looking for a legal secretary.  My quest has barely begun, and it is not easy, but I can do it and will continue to do so because I am tough (blisters and all).

Unfortunately, the blogging I’ve been wanting to do has not been happening. It’s as if  that part of my brain shut off.  As I read this book “The Rough Guide to Psychology,” it’s probably true.  I am too busy focusing on one and my creativity cannot flow.  I know there is a connection. In my opinion of course it’s much worse with me than with anyone else.  I see everyone writing their blogs and think “Wow they make it look so easy!” It isn’t, especially since I am new and learning. (In advance, any respectful advice is appreciated).  

I will have a blog up later in which I get to interview an author who has written an amazing book I cannot wait to read. Yes that’s a teaser to keep you coming back.

Until next time……

For now, I am enjoying my weekend. I also hope that the rest of you do the very same! 😀

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Death Too Soon

Death is awful. While I know our soul moves on and our loved ones remain with us, it does not take away the pain when we lose someone.

One of my best friends passed away on Monday. Her son and my son are friends and have been for the past five years or so. They became friends because her son was outside playing basketball at my next door neighbor’s basketball hoop all alone so I had my son go out and play with him. Her son RJ had offered to start my lawn mower for me because I was having a hard time. That is how it began.

About a week later I went over to her house that was two houses down across the street to meet her. I am very much into parents knowing each other. I just said “Hi, I’m Jennifer, David’s mom and I live just over there,” as I pointed. “I just wanted to introduce myself since our kids are playing a lot together.” Poor Robin look surprised and shocked that someone showed up and knocked on her door. I’m not the shy quiet type. She is, until you get to know her. She, in the beginning thought I was a little odd at the time (she eventually told me this once we had a solid friendship lol) but she and I became great friends. We always laughed about that.

Robin was the most loving and generous person I know. She helped me look for jobs numerous times. She’s given me clothes, I’ve given her jewelry that I’ve made or bought to resell. The very last time was when she was leaving an office job and she sent me there to apply. She and the boss were to do the training. Due to who the boss was, unfortunately that did not end well for either of us.

This weekend my son and I were planning on going over to visit her if she and RJ were home. I finally finished school and have free time to visit with friends and we had tentatively talked about getting together when my son was not at his father’s for his weekend visit. I should have visited her even while in school. I let it rule my whole schedule. 😦

Now we are to see her for the last time at her funeral this next week. She died too young, 34. She’s younger than I am. I am sad, heartbroken, not only for losing a wonderful friend; but for her family, husband, children and everyone who loves her.

Life is short. You never know when your last day will be. I learned a hard lesson here: visit those you truly love no matter how busy you are. Talking online and texting is not enough. Enjoy the company of your friends and family because if you don’t, their day will come and you will feel how I feel right now.

RIP Robin Gutierrez-Jones. I will always love you. ❤

From Journaling to Blogging

As a new blogger who has written in a notebook type journal all my life, I am coming into the  world of blogging technology.  I admit, it is daunting at first glance and never taken this seriously before.  I am getting older.  I have Arthritis in my knees and my fingers; so it’s much easier and faster for me to type.  Plus I am looking for a way to make some extra cash while looking for work.

I am a college graduate FINALLY!  At 37, I never thought I could obtain my goals.  However, I realize I am slowly getting there.  I want to help people in whatever way I can.  My Bachelor’s is in Criminal Justice and although I’m not quite sure which area to go into in the very beginning, my ultimate goal is a Master’s in some kind of Psychology to become a Criminal Psychologist.  In the meantime I am looking for work in any sort of desk work because that was my main type of work before my 30s.

I absolutely love to write.  I’ve been writing since I was a child and want to have my work published someday.  So for now, as my start, I will begin blogging and wait to see what happens.  I know everyone who is a pro here, has been in my position.  So please be kind to this Newbie. 🙂