Saturday Again?!

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!

17 thoughts on “Saturday Again?!

  1. I don’t know if you realize how inspiring you are. When I read your blog, I feel like people from any situation can improve it. Struggle or not, we just have to make ourselves get up and do it. You empower by sharing and conquering one situation at a time. You don’t make excuses and that is a great message! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Sounds like your week falls in the win category. I’m glad for you. At this end, I’m having trouble with getting meds that work. My Pdoc writes me for TEVA brand lamotrigine and the pharmacy is unable to get it. She suggests trying to get scripts filled in Canada, but having issues with my PCP being unwilling to write scripts without seeing me. So, I wait until 2/9 for my meds check. Out of trazadone for the interim.
    Also, fell at a client’s house and sprained the fuck out of my wrist. Between trying to make myself stay stable on the meds I do have and adding my physical impairments, including chronic daily migraine, I’ve given 2 weeks notice at my job. It’s just too overwhelmingly depressing. The SAD has kicked in hard, I’m living on pain meds daily just to function. Close to reaching my breaking point, and above all need to avoid being hospitalized. It would ruin us financially. Pray for me, my friend, and I’ll do the same for you. I’m getting so tired of fighting all these battles.

    • Oh, Sue! I am so sorry to hear of your troubles with your meds, your migraines and hurting your wrist!!! I have been praying for you and your husband every day but I will turn it up and pray for these specifics. I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND being tired of fighting the battles!!!!!!!!! Just do it one day at a time, or if that’s too much, one hour at a time, dear Sue-Sue. God is with you and so am I. ❤ ❤ ❤

  3. I like this post!!! You are doing so well and managing your resume/walking/and food is so responsible and forward momentum is happening. January has been tough for me but I’m inspired by your post. I lost my dad in March last year and realized this is the first year that will have no memories with him. So the last two weeks have been nasty. I’m managing my sleep and trying to do positive things like trying to make new recipes and watching Netflix and researching my books. Good to hear you’re making it work too.

  4. OMG – I HOPE you get that 80K job, girl!!!!!! You could do it!!!
    And I’m super-super-massively-ginormously proud of you sticking to your walking (even when it’s the last thing you feel like doing!) your light, and how you’re being assertive in getting that job info. needed for the food stamps.

    I feel you are getting a lot closer to a positive breakthrough, despite the wildebeests who blew you off after last week’s job interview. They suck!

    You, my lovely fiery friend, are full of class, kindness, and thoughtfulness…..those cretins could learn a thing or two from YOU!

  5. I really enjoyed seeing your perseverance in this blog. making yourself keep going even when you don’t want to a feel defeated. i hope you get that job you wrote about.

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