Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Week 1

I am surviving unemployment, so far. I attended a sort of orientation to the one stop job center today. I will probably meet with a job coach next week.

The only thing I am worried about is health insurance. My cobra insurance will be almost $500 a month and that is just too much. The state here requires you have health insurance or you get fined. I am hoping to qualify for some sort of state insurance or help paying my fee. It is just too much.

I am feeling a bit overwhelmed. Trying to find a job and stay up emotionally during this if getting to me. This afternoon is quiet for me and I am totally coming down emotionally.  Trying to be up, when you just really want to be sort of neutral takes a lot of energy.

On the plus side, my new friend (not sure what to call him) let me use his air conditioner and I am thinking, why did I wait so long to get one? At least now, I am sleeping in air conditioned comfort. That is a big positive right now.

I will be posting regularly again. I need this blog. Writing is therapeutic.


  1. Lady friend, I hear you. I was laid off at the peak of the recession and it was not fun. (I created a weekly schedule to keep calm (gym every day / clean on Thursdays / food shopping Fridays....). BUT you get a 6 month grace period with not having health insurance. And in most cases, the fine is better than the $500 a month that you may go over if you are on unemployment for more than 6 months.

  2. Good luck with it all. Keep your chin up!!

  3. Just be persistent my friend. Persistence always pays off when on the job hunt. I've been there and I know it can be hard.

  4. I hope the job search is going well. I've been there and I know how hard it can be. I tried to build a little schedule into my day, too, to add some structure, and that helped.

  5. Hang in there. I'm sure it's a little bit scary right now, but things are going to be great.


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