It's been 4 months of no work. I wonder how people deal with being out of work for so long. I'm looking, but I can't seem to find anything yet. I'm trusting that God's timing will be perfect, as it always is, and I'm doing everything I know how, based on all the information I have, to find a new job. I can also see WHY I'm off work right now: I've been able to help several people whom I would not have been able to help to the extent I had if I had been working. I get it. I really do.
But I'm going a little bit stir-crazy.
I have way too much to do with the sale of my home; paint touch-ups, moving stuff to storage, getting stuff sorted and taken to Goodwill, or just plain thrown out.
And still, I'm doing nothing meaningful.
I get to see my grandsons at least a couple of times a week, I visit with my kids, and I have fun with friends and other family members.
But I don't feel I am contributing.
I've totally changed the focus of my job search over the last 30 days: I went from looking for Administrative work to looking for anything in the hotel industry (well, except housekeeping!). I'm getting my resume out there, contacting employers, including three dude ranches, and going on interviews.
And I'm restless.
I lead a Prayer Shawl Ministry which is touching lives like I couldn't have imagined. I'm reading the Bible, studying Oswald Chambers, just finished a Bible study, journaling, keeping my finances as tight as possible, and trying to keep my housework up. That part's difficult, I'll admit, because I hate it. But it's a stewardship issue, so I do the best I can.
And I don't know what to do with myself most of the time.
Time to volunteer. Suggestions would be welcome...
Monday, May 9, 2011
My little girl is getting married on Saturday. No big wedding, no bouquet toss, no cake cutting (although she said they would do it with a meatball, instead, at dinner), no garter toss, no long white dress, no veil, no custom wedding vows. Just Nicole and Ken and "I do" and a couple of rings, and a small group of loved ones at the courthouse. The goal is to become one, not to impress many. Simply and with love, to become man and wife, joined together by God, until death they do part.
I can live with that.
I love you, Nicole and Ken