Right now, I am focusing on finding a full-time permanent accounting/finance position. I was a Staff Accountant this past year and the years before that I was a Financial Analyst. Just give me a desk, an ERP system, and loads of data in Excel, I'd be happy. Since I've been laid off from huge corporations three times, I'm looking at start-ups, non-profits, or higher ed as possibilities. I'm also thinking of setting up Microsoft Excel training through a couple local charities for job seekers. It will be something to do and will keep me sharp.
On the bad days, my thinking goes to really dark places like how I can't envision a future for myself. Basically feeling like if I can't work, I'll be in my fifties on the streets. I also wonder if it was easier to lay me off since I self identified as disabled. The other day, a guy offered me money to blow him (oh Quincy, I love thee) and I said no since it isn't May yet. I kid! I kid!
It is interesting to notice what I enjoy/respond to changing now that my life is in flux. I don't think it's a coincidence that I devoured two seasons of House of Cards. Come on, if I was Frank Underwood I would not have been laid off. Two other people would be and there might be a dead body somewhere.
When I saw the play Coriolanus, my crush on Tom Hiddleston could not alleviate my disgust for Coriolanus the character. Ugh, if he mentioned his wounds one more time... Actually, I don't know if that's a combination of Tom doing a great acting job and me being a plebeian newbie wanting her grain. It is a great production BTW and you can still see it in the U.S.
I do have to say my friends and family have really rallied around me which helps my spirits and broadens my network with job leads. Feeling like a connected human being not a patient with the unemployment plague makes me a better interviewee at least! The cats are loving having me home so much. There is a lot more snuggling nowadays. I'm getting through my Netflix queue as well (Bad Milo - dumb, Drinking Buddies - good but not fulfilling, and Crystal Fairy - really good). The apartment is cleaner.