Writer's Life

How to Tame Your Inner Anxious Decision Maker

It was a sunny day, and I was nearing the end of my fourth month of unemployment.   I had two job offers sitting in my email inbox.   Anxiety, excitement, bemusement coursed through me. While I loved the time I had for hobbies and freelancing, the prospect of a full-time job was attractive for… Continue reading How to Tame Your Inner Anxious Decision Maker

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When Your Brain Becomes the Unexpected Villain in Your Job Search

It was Tuesday morning and I already had three rejections from jobs that I applied to in the previous week.  The other fifteen, twenty, sixty jobs (I had honestly lost count) I had applied to over the past five months of job hunting had either rejected me or given me radio silence. I had been… Continue reading When Your Brain Becomes the Unexpected Villain in Your Job Search

Writer's Life

On Slow Days and Boredom

Your days became reduced to simply collecting your paycheck. You had little to no daily tasks to complete. You showed up to meetings just to break the monotony. (Of course, you told your coworkers that it was because you found -insert relevant subject to job here- interesting and wanted to learn more about it.)

Writer's Life

The Reject Game

My cursor hovers over the “Submit” button and it takes all my willpower to click it.  I breathe a sigh of relief until it dawns on me that this was only the first hurdle. Days pass and I feel like dying.  The crushing uncertainty makes me stumble through my existence, hoping against hope that the… Continue reading The Reject Game