Wednesday, October 10, 2007

My Unemployment

Today is rainy, cold, and bleak. I do not want to sort through my credit cards and figure out which ones to cancel. I do not want to read, yet again, the durable power of attorney that has been sitting on my desk for M and I to sign away our not-so-understandable rights. I do not want to work on my novel and find the plot that, another yet again, I've gone and lost. And I most certainly do not want to go out and trudge through the damp concrete and traffic to look for a job. But I must, because Radiohead released a new album, my savings has gone Saraharan, and I still have to pay my student loan and save for my retirement.

I haven't been working since the start of July. I first started working when I was twelve and I foolishly asked my mom for a three speed Huffy that had caught my eye. She snapped something about money on trees and get a job. I scored a paper route and eventually got my Huffy. I think since the age of 12 I've been unemployed no more than 2 weeks. And here I am, three months after I got canned, Radiohead the new Huffy. I'm ready to go out and get another job at a restaurant because I'm just sick of waiting until inspiration smacks me upside the head and directs me to a different career.

Some financial and career goals just sort of stall. I'd like to avoid saying fail, but if the day gets any bleaker I might be inclined to change my mind.


I just listened to a CD I picked up at the library, The Best of Lou Rawls, The Capitol Jazz & Blues Sessions, and all is right with the world again.


Ms. M&P said...

Have you been without income for 3 months? I thought you had done some freelance work. I didn't realize it had been so long! It's a testament to your good planning that you've been okay through all this. I hope you find something soon for the cash, and that you find a better place too.

I would love to read your novel!

Mrs. Micah said...

I know it's not much, but I've been able to earn a bit of money off Associated Content. If you're a writer, you could submit various pieces to them. I've sometimes made $10 in a day from having them publish 3 things.

Obviously, it's not much, but you could make $100 in a month with 1 published per day.

PiggyBankBlues said...

thanks for the kind words (and the suggestion mrs. micah). well, i had a rainy day fund for a reason :) also, i had a bunch of stock with keyspan, and they were bought out so i got a timely check in the mail.

i was so burnt out from my last job that i needed a recovery period. (and to be quite honest, m has been floating us so i've been lucky!)

i'm sort of at a "career" crossroads now, and on top of that writing a lot and trying to get grants and something published, so it's been good for me to take a breather. it's funny, but i've been reading a lot of pf bloggers who are unemployed! it's kind of funny... now if only i could publish that novel for m&p to read!