I’m Unemployed, Now What?

Hello everyone. I won’t pretend to have a large amount of readers (only two the last time I checked. Thanks bros), but my plan of frequently writing and engaging with other bloggers has gone down the drain. I don’t want to give the whole story quite yet, but I wanted to give the major part.

The last few months my physical health has been declining. I’ve been having appointments with my doctor and he has recommended that I work part time only while I continue treatment. Some treatments have worked, some haven’t, but we are making slow progress. The job I was at when I received this recommendation could not sustain having me on staff while working part time. Unfortunately, at this company, other jobs in my field of work did not open up. That and a few other circumstances led to my current unemployment, not quite sure what the next step is.

I’m actively job searching but also using this time to focus on some personal and professional goals of mine, one of them being blogging and writing fiction again. I have loved both and have done both on and off for over 10 years now. Of course, my earliest writing was a huge load of crap, and my dabbling in fanfiction was distasteful, but I enjoyed the experience. I’m predicting a season of growth and exploring what I really want in my career and as a writer. It will be hard, it has already been hard, but I think I will grow stronger in the end.

Now for the readers: What have you done to cope with unemployment? What lessons did you learn while being unemployed?


8 thoughts on “I’m Unemployed, Now What?

  1. Unemployment has been a blessing and a terrible burden. It is one of the most stressful states of finance to be in. That said, it did give me time and space to consider what I actually wanted to do. Maybe that’s delving a bit to find silver lining, sure. But incidently, when I was diagnosed with diabetes, I didn’t have to worry about explaining to employers, and when my son was born, it gave me lots of time to get to know him and help my lovely wife settle into a routine and lifestyle that is focused on being good parents, rather than being good workers.(not that those are mutually exclusive, mind you). All that said, during my unemployment I did odd jobs like painting and remodeling work, and delved deeply into my literary interests and explore options for utilizing those as a way to earn money. I don’t know your specific situation, but I know you, Maddie. You got this. 🙂 -William Wesley

  2. I am so sorry to hear about your unemployment. Your health is what comes first though. Now you can concentrate on your health, writing, and finding out what you want to do next. Take it one day at a time. When I was a lot younger many, many years ago I became unemployed as a cashier but it turned out to be the best thing to happen to me because my next job was working with the elderly which turns out was my true passion. I know you will find something that you will truly enjoy. Stay positive and strong.

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