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Thursday, April 20, 2017

New job!

Unemployment is tough on every person who must unwillingly experience it.  However, I do feel it's a little tougher when you feel like you've done everything "the right way", yet you still can't find gainful employment.

Graduate high school.  Check! 
Serve in the military.  Check! 
Get a degree (in an actually employable field).  Check! 
Get a masters degree.  Check! 

Growing up, I was told that getting these things checked off would guarantee my employment for the rest of my life.   What I wasn't told was that depending on where I lived, none of it would really matter.  By that I (mostly) mean that I live in the middle of nowhere(ish).  I also have a young, school-age child.  And, up until a few days ago, all of my acceptable job options included a 45+ minutes commute each way. 

I know that plenty of people commute a long way every day. Yay for them.  But for me, rather than being able to enjoy being employed, I would be putting the majority of my paycheck into my gas tank and before/after care for my child; and the majority of my free time into driving.  As I stated before, tons of people do it all the time.  I choose not to.  And I have accepted the repercussions of that choice. 

So, given all that, no, I don't want to work a job that pays $12-$13/hour.  I also don't want to work a job with no dress code.  Believe me, neither do you.  And while I don't need (or really want) to be the boss, I certainly have enough skills and experience to not be on the bottom rung. 

I have, thankfully, found a job less than 10 minutes from my house.  The pay is acceptable; especially given the lack of commute.  I also have wonderful friends who are willing to help me get my kiddo to/from school if I need it.  The job is only for one year, and I'm okay with that.  Who knows, maybe I'll wow them, and they'll ask me to stay.

Peace and Love,
cas

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Don't call it a comeback

Welcome back!


starting over, divorce, children, working mom

After a few years, I've decided to resurrect my blog.  

Why?  

Well, I'm starting a new path, and I have so many things to say that I'm sure I would bore my friends and family to death if I said them all.  That being said, I'm not much of a phone talker.  Texting is more my speed, but I don't enjoy texting because it's not the same as typing.

I decided to archive all of my old posts.  They were from a time in my life when I was quite unhappy; although it did start to shift towards contentment.  Some of it was just some ugly stuff that's better forgotten.  Life, at present, is full, busy, and very content.  I guess I could say that I am reasonably happy right now.

What am I going to talk about?

I'll talk about raising my child as a lonely only while newly divorced.  Oh the guilt!  I'll drop a post here and there about teaching at a school whose policies I don't completely agree with.  And, of course, there will be my opinions on some of my favorite TV shows and books.  This is not the limit of things I will be talking about, merely a preview.

Have a look around.  Feel free to leave a link in the comment section if you have a blog you'd like me to check out.

Thanks for stopping by!

cas