January 6, 2010

wonderful news

Posted in good news at 9:25 pm by peachknits

So I have really really wonderful super fantabulous news: Z has a new job!

Z has been unemployed since May of last year. We started dating shortly after he was laid off; our first conversation involved me telling him that I was sorry he lost his job. We haven’t let it define our relationship, but it’s certainly been an aspect of it. Part of the challenge has been finding inexpensive or free dates to go on…in a way, it’s a lot like being back in college. Z kept himself up and running by applying for a bazillion positions (to no avail for a looooong time), living off his student loans and giving me smooches rather than flowers. I think I admire him the most for not losing his cool in a very troublesome and depressing situation. He’s the best.

That’s us on Halloween last year. Ironically, he went as the Monopoly man.

I know there are so many people out there right now without a job. One of the girls I worked with (with whom I am still good friends) was laid off in October and still hasn’t found anything. Every day I am reminded of how lucky I am just to have a job at all.

Advice for those of you still muddling through the mire of unemployment: keep busy. Apply for everything you can. Don’t fall into a cycle of doubt and depression and low self-esteem. Although I realize that these things aren’t easy to master, and that unemployment is downright terrifying, as well as damaging to both your stress level and your wallet, just remember that things do get better. Nothing stays bad forever.

I feel like I should somehow tie this whole thing into a fantastic knitting analogy, but…I got nothin’. Just suffice it to say that I wanted to share a bright spot of my life with the world (or whoever cares enough to read) and to shed a little hope for those individuals who may need it. If you are one of those people, may good news come swiftly to your inbox.

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3 Comments »

  1. Nutria said,

    Hello my fellow Asian in crime, I too am trying to create a blog… this will be my final attempt, lol. I am so happy you are blogging. Now I have another way to stalk you! Kidding!!! Much love!

    Nutria

  2. Rachael said,

    I am so excited! Didn’t I just ask you today if he got a job yet? 🙂 oh and I am attempting to start blog too! Seems like all the cool kids are doing it these days.

  3. Jen said,

    Congrats to Zach! What a great way to start a new year!


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