Friday, March 15, 2013

Posted by jinson on 11:00 AM 23 comments
Happy Friday everyone!

Pewf! It's been a hard few days I must say. But I have managed to pull through.

I got my exchange piece off in the mail just in time thank god! While I love doing exchanges I have no idea why I procrastinate in sending them... I could have just sent it when I finished the piece buttttt noooo I have to put myself through the extra stress of waiting to send it off and then the stress of wondering 'How am I ever going to make it to the Post Office before it closes tonight!!!'. Unfortunately, this will likely be my last exchange for quite sometime I think. I found out late last week that I would be losing my job at the end of the month :( 

Lots of cuts at work and I got caught in the landslide. While the thought of no longer working at I place I have come to love is so disappointing, I have decided to take it in stride. There's pretty much nothing that could be done seeing as I had zero seniority. It had nothing to with my work and everyone has been so supportive. So I'll walk away in a couple of weeks having made some great friends and having learned so much more than I ever thought I would. I also have a lot to be thankful for besides as well. I mean I could have been moved into a new house with a massive mortgage and no way to pay it. As it is right now, I live with family and  all I really need to worry about it a couple of bills that my Employment Insurance will more than cover. So I'll be ok financially. So with that, it back on the job hunt for me.  


Over the past couple of years I've been applying to the occasional job ad and have had a couple of interviews. No job - obviously. With everything that has happened recently I've really got to thinking about how I need to approach any future interviews. I need to work on being clear and to the point. I find when I don't know an answer I tend to bable. ENOUGH OF THAT I say! I'm going to try and prepare more and perhaps even make out a list of possible questions.



Secondly, I've got to work on that thing called confidence. Jeez, I used to have oodles of the stuff, but lately I don't know exactly where it might be hiding. Practicing before an interview should help, but I also need to sell myself better and have more confidence in my abilities. I know I'm smart and have a lot to offer I just need to start acting like it. I also need to have confidence in me as a whole. In the end I think I need to start taking care of myself and work on some of the body issues that have been accumulating. I've never been a skinny girl and I have no desire to be, but I do want to get to a healthier me. Not one who is huffing and puffing after a couple flights of stairs. ENOUGH OF THAT! I've joined a gym and have a couple of sessions booked with a personal trainer to plan out some goals. Having been there a few times as this point I'm feeling great! I have more energy and even my boyfriend says I look more invigorated (God love him lol).  I hope to eventually be able to complete a spin class... which I tried to attend the other day... yeah that didn't turn out so great haha... Didn't even last 10 minutes and my butt is STILL hurting from the seat. Given that I used to own a bike when I lived in Europe - which I used ALLLLLLLLLLL the time, I don't really understand how I got to the point where peddling for short periods standing up got to be so hard, BUT, I digress. Confidence starts and finishes with me, and if I'm not feeling good about the skin I'm living in then confidence will be hard to come by. So here's to new beginnings! I'm ready for what the future holds and I refuse to get down on myself! There's lots of opportunities out there and I'm ready to dive in head first!

Ciao for now!

Melissa

23 comments:

Vickie said...

Good for you refusing to get down on yourself. You just start searching and searching Melissa. A job for you WILL come along. Let's hope it's quick. ;)

wilma b said...

Sorry about the job situation... but good luck on the search for a new one...it's out there for you somewhere!

Terri said...

Sorry to hear about your job, but it sounds like you've got your head on straight and are doing what you need to do. You go, girl! :-)

Good luck!

Akila said...

Melissa, am sorry to hear about your job. But am sure it's going to work out for best. All the best

cucki said...

Sorry about the job situation... but good luck on the search for a new one...
big hugs x

gracie said...

Sorry to read about your job loss...hang in there.. you will find another.

Emma/Itzy said...

good for you on taking such a positive attitude! xx

CalamityJr said...

Sounds like you've got a great game plan. Keep up that confident attitude and prospective employers will be begging at your door!

Bella said...

Hi Melissa

Just found you!
Sorry about your job and I hope you find something soon.

Your stitchng is beautiful!

Sarah in Stitches said...

Awesome attitude! I'm so sorry to hear about your job. I'm sure you'll find something soon, though! Big hugs

EvalinaMaria said...

I'm so sorry. But,as the saying goes, when one door closes another opens. I'm sure you will find another employment.

Melinda said...

Your post has inspired me to get going - What a great read. Thank you

Barb said...

So sorry to hear of your job situation. And best luck in finding an even better job!!

Karen said...

So sorry to hear about your job. You have a great attitude and being prepared for an interview puts you leagues ahead of other applicants. Best of luck in your job hunt and that you will find something else quickly.

Catherine said...

So sorry to red about your job! Sounds like you have a good plan ~ here's to finding a new job quickly!

Carol said...

So sorry to hear about the job, Melissa, but with your positive attitude and determination, I know something will come your way very soon!! Best of luck to you :)

Valma said...

I lost my job 18 months ago, I didn't find anything new yet...I know how you can feel
but stay positive and keep your determination, sure something will come very soon
good luck
big hugs
xxx

Stress Less said...

I'm so sorry about your job loss but you certainly seem to be looking at it from a positive viewpoint. I will pray for the right opening just for you!

Karoline said...

So sorry to hear about your job, best of luck with the search for a new one.

dixiesamplar said...

So sorry to hear about the job situation. We are facing furloughs, but at least are still employed. Hope you find the perfect job for you.

Best of luck with your health and confidence goals too...sounds like you are on the right track to success, Melissa!

Anne said...

When I read your post, I thought of me....we are so much alike! I truly hope that a new job will come up soon for you. The interview process will get better with practice and the babbling will evolve into clear, thought out answers peppered with your bubbly personality, because truly, who you are and how you will "fit" in is a deciding factor on whether or not you get the job. So what I'm saying is be the fabulous you as you are :D As for the getting fit part, I'm right there with you! I've been cycling more and been busting it up hills, so we both have sore butts!! Lol!! Let's keep on this fitness streak!!

Hugs for you :D

Fiona said...

Sorry about your job. Hopefully the right new job is just around the corner. It sounds like you are staying positive and keeping yourself motivated.

Caitlin Jordan said...

I'm sorry but at least it won't make it too financially difficult for you. You will find something else that you love.