Wow. I haven't posted anything since September of last year. I mean, I know I don't blog very often but that's a little ridiculous. You'd think I hadn't lost my job.
As many of you know, I did in fact lose my job at the screen printing shop. I use the term lose in a very rough sense. I got fired, if you will. I won't go into the details because they make me angry and I've already dealt with all of that stuff. The point is, I've been unemployed for almost a month.
Now there are two sides to this. On the one hand it really sucks. I've been stressed out for a month. Looking for a job in this "economic environment" is tough. Competition is heavy for the few jobs that get posted. I've been lucky enough to get a few interviews and I'm really hoping one of them pans out, but I'm still looking in case it doesn't.
Now on the other hand, as much as I hate to say it, it's been really nice. It's stressful, but also relaxing in a way. I have time to do things. If I hadn't been unemployed, there's no way I would have been able to complete part of the last interview I had; I was up for 12 hours relearning flash in order to complete a skills assessment test. But in between franticly searching for a job and dealing with my previous employer, I've had time to read, visit my family in Fort Worth and play video games.
But I'd trade all that in to have a job.