gottawonder Loves her tortoise!
You're so right.
Not only is it incredibly hard to stay positive during a period of unemployment, but it is essential when looking for a job. Desperation comes across really strongly in an interview.
I am also unemployed, but I’m adjusted to just being at home.
I had a job at the local library, and with a lot of bad feelings, I quit. I haven’t even really been looking for another job (I am fortunate that my husband’s job supports us).
I was pretty ruined for about two months, because my social life and my sense of purpose mostly WAS my job. I felt so lost, because I no longer had a context in the community. I too dreaded running into people who would want to know what happened.
I had to kind of rebuild my sense of who I was, and what I was doing.
I would take a job again, if I found something that had meaning for me. I’m considering doing volunteer work.
Hang on in there!
Thanks for sharing your story with me. Hope that you’d also be able to make full use of the unemployment period to understand yourself better and to get the best job fit soon! And yes, volunteering would be a good way to start getting into the working mode.
All the best!