Monday, February 29, 2016

Life...can you cut me a break already PLEASE?!?!?!

Hey all!

I know its been a while since Ive done a life update, but that is because....NOTHING IS HAPPENING.

So after my moms passing, and my dads health got better, I started back on the job hunt a little more. I send resumes out to every telecom company in the area, and really didn't get any bites. I did get ONE interview, and I don't think that we were a good match. I got the sense that if they weren't in such a desperate need of someone NOW, they might be willing to hire me and train me. But I got the feeling they needed someone who could just jump right in.

Also from that interview, and by viewing a lot of the job posts I have realized that the experience I have, in no longer "today's technology". I have worked with Voice services for so long. And now, a lot of phone service is done through internet. I understand the basics of that, but would still need to be trained. And I'm having a hard time finding someone who will take the time to do that.

I have my past experience to fall back on, office administration work. However, I haven't done just that in 18 yrs. However, in ANY office job, you have to know the basics of how an office works, and I do. I can answer calls, order supplies, make copies, type letters, send emails, file, etc etc. That is what I do for my own household, everyday. But to re-start that as a career, doesn't pay what I need.

I know a lot of people see that and think I am being money hungry, but that's not it at all. I would LOVE to be able to take a little pay cut, to just get back into the working field. However, I have 3 children to care for. I also have a husband who has Multiple Sclerosis, and could very well have to stop working all together, for the rest of his life, at any time, if his disease takes a bad turn. Therefore, I need a career where I know I will be able to make enough to carry our 5 person family.

And with our financials right now, school for a career is not an option.

Now I had a feeling I was going to lose my job for about a year prior to actually being let go. That is when I started really getting into the blogging and crafting, to see how I could possibly make some extra cash. And here we are a year later...and they have both pretty much turned into hobbies.
Yes, I sell about a wreath every month or two on average, and that helps buy groceries or pays for gas that week, but that's about it. Not enough to depend on.

AND.......on top of all of it, my husband lost his insurance a couple weeks ago, because they finally realized he was part time now. WTF?!?!?!   So, I rushed to get him added to the state insurance application I had in for me and the girls, but that pushed the whole process back again, so its a waiting game.

I have really been trying to stay positive through everything. I firmly believe that everything happens for a reason. But I am starting to lose faith and my mojo.


Sorry for the vent, but I needed to let it out somewhere, as I feel I have no room to complain to my husband.

But on a lighter note, for your viewing and maybe purchasing pleasure, below are a few wreaths that I've pumped out for Spring. Stop on by and like the Etsy shop #3LadybugCrafts on Etsy to see the latest and greatest as we finish them. Also, you can like our FB page #3LadybugCrafts on FB.