Hello and welcome. This is my introductory blog on the JNC website.
Despite what my amazing former manager hoped (that I’d take a couple of weeks off to relax), I fill my days with the things I want and need to accomplish. My (some say “infamous”) task list has moved from Outlook to a whiteboard located directly above Troy Polamalu in my home office for inspiration (Go Steelers!!). You’ll notice that you don’t see “Make dinner” on it. You’ll only see that one weekend a month (yes, I keep my whiteboard task list on weekends, too) when my husband has his Air National Guard UTA (drill) weekend. I cook that weekend so it’s one less thing he has to do in the middle of his 12-day work stretch, although it’s usually better for both of us that he likes to cook and is a better cook than I.
Occasionally, I treat myself to an episode of House Hunters, House Hunters International, or Income Property, during which I spend quality time snuggling my pittie/panda/hound mix, Seamus. I also do a Focus T25 workout each day because while I can’t control the job market or recruiters, I can control my fitness – and doing that is good for me physically and mentally. Otherwise, my new job is finding a job.
Have you ever been unemployed and how did you fill your days? Let me know in the comment section below.