Confessions of a Blogaholic: Dog Days Are Over

I never thought the day would come, when you are in such disarray, that seeing the light at the end of the tunnel would ever happen. It kept going and going like the energizer bunny, or something. The longer I stayed at my apartment, the more lonelier I became. I feel like I’m not part of the world staring at these four walls with no routine in place to keep me sane. Losing a job is devastating, all the more when it happens again two months later.

Sometimes you get in such a mood that you don’t even want to search for another job. It seriously feels like getting broken up with and wanting to find something new to replace the rejection seems like the cure to everything. But it’s daunting and no one calls you back, it’s just like online dating; no one asks you out and if they do, they don’t set up a date to actually meet.

I had a phone interview last week that seemed promising. The company was up my alley, the pay was great, my skills were exactly what they were looking for and I connected well with the lady I spoke with. I thought I had it in the bag. Then as time went on I felt like it wasn’t going to happen since I didn’t hear back. I also started thinking do I really want to go back to doing the same job though?

A few days later I heard back after I sent an email to follow up and they said they went with other candidates. I would’ve asked what I could’ve done better but I knew the answer. I was probably overqualified and they much rather pay someone with less skills, less money than bringing me, an experienced professional, on board. I started to see that it was a good thing that that job didn’t come my way.

I always say that having connections is key; it’s about who you know. Recently, my new friend who is also my neighbor {but is moving out this week to another place}, got a new job as a recruiter. As we were talking one day about my no-go job prospects, she mentioned about her new company and I could work in the meantime until something else comes up.

I’m really in no position to turn anything down and the job is still in sales. She said I may even like it and keep the job and I think she’s right. As I learned more about the company, they are one of the top 20 companies to work for in Dallas so that’s exciting. It’s funny that I wasn’t looking for this particular job and the opportunity presented itself. So you bet your ass I’m taking it!

Can’t wait to get back to the workplace and be busy and productive. I miss it so much and meeting people will be nice too. I’m a social butterfly and being cooped up in my apartment was making me stir crazy, cabin fever, if you will. I am so thankful God didn’t leave me hanging. I knew he wouldn’t and know my faith was being tested. This new job I’ll be working on the field, which is something I’ve already been doing with Mary Kay. Not tied to a cubicle reminds me of my word for the year {FREEDOM}. Job starts in a few days.

In other news, I met a guy. He is the sweetest, most down to earth guy and even though I met him last night, I just had this feeling that I haven’t felt with anyone in a long time. I sense he feels the same way about me so that makes me feel pure happiness. We’ll take a selfie next time we see each other and I’ll post it up. He just moved to Texas about a year ago from New York. I knew my future boyfriend was not a Dallas-ite {Dallas native}. Oh man and he makes me laugh! Laughter is so attractive when a guy can make me laugh (which isn’t hard).

Signing off with a happy heart because the dog days are over.