How did it get to be Saturday again? Where does the time go?? Well I am feeling a little perkier today, albeit still depressed, but I am happy with what I accomplished this week. As I said in a previous post, advocating for yourself can feel like shit, but I think I am getting to be kind of a ninja at it. I guess if you do it enough, you can get comfortable with it. This week, I decided to take a fresh look at my resume, so I took a workshop at my local Workforce Center called Rezoom Your Resume. It was a pretty positive workshop and I took what I learned and re-worked my current resume, and also created a new resume in a new format. I am going to go this week to have my newly-formatted resume, as well as my new resume, critiqued on Monday morning at a walk-in Resume Critique session.
I also walked my buns in to Human Services to finish the Food Stamps application process. Fortunately, I brought in all of the documentation they needed, except for one thing I didn’t know they needed – proof of the end of my job. So I still don’t have Food Stamps. I had to grit my teeth and very nicely and politely email the former employer – twice – asking for the documentation, which they eventually provided, and I emailed it back to Human Services. Hopefully Food Assistance will be forthcoming. I have been buying the bare minimum at the grocery store, as I am pinching the pennies in a serious way.
I have been walking every day, whether I want to or not. It’s my Walking Medicine. I even walked to Mental Health on Thursday for group therapy – there and back was three miles, which is really good for me. Between walking and light therapy (and of course, medication), my head is just above water as far as the depression goes. I will see the psychiatrist on Friday and hopefully get an increase in my Wellbutrin.
Nothing came of my interview I had last week, even though I was told I’d get a second interview. DAMMIT!! I do have an interview this week with the City of Longmont, it is a super-good job as a Security Analyst and pays $80k/year. I don’t think I’m qualified but I’ll still go in there and give it my best shot. I’m hoping for a miracle 🙂
Well I hope you all had a great week. Let me know how you are in the Comments section and remember, no comments means you don’t care!! Haha just kidding that is very manipulative. Have a great weekend!! Peach out!