most productive weekend I’ve had in a long time

and about time, too. for various reasons, I’ve been slacking big-time on the housecleaning and other chores. the biggest reason was that I just felt blah about it. I did the bare minimum, so we weren’t living in squalor, but it does tend to create more work in the long run.

so now it’s the long run, and I’ve been doing a lot of chores this weekend. I’m still not completely caught up, but I feel a lot better about the house than I did on Thursday when I got home from work.

I also spent some time on my resume, and job search, so I’m feeling better about that too. When I first started looking for a job I hadn’t worked in over 18 years. I was looking at examples of what resumes should look like now, but I didn’t have the information or job experience to fill in the blanks the way they were supposed to. And honestly, I was having a hard time wrapping my brain away how the information should be presented. But now I’ve been working over a year, I’m dealing with businesspeople on a daily basis, and I’ve got a much better feel for what the presentation should be like. I’m much more comfortable with the idea of selling the idea of me as part of the job search.

It took me a long time to get to this point. As odd as it may seem, I’m not one to be pushy about my skills and talents. Instead, I expect other people to see those qualities in me, when I want them to see them. Yeah I know, slightly convoluted thinking. It’s not that I don’t have the ego. I do. I think I’d be an exceptional employee for any basic office/clerical type position. What I don’t already know, I can learn, and learn quickly. But then I’ve got this whole “good girls should be seen and not heard” issue from my childhood. Bragging about oneself was not allowed. So getting to the point where I can promote my skills and talent has taken some work. Okay, so it’s still a work in progress. But hopefully I’ve worked on it enough that the latest version of my resume at least gets me some interviews.Go me, right? lol

 

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