In an Ideal World
Well (or welp)… Right now, I’m in the thick of job hunting. A full-time work-from-home job would be absolutely ideal since stability is crucial to improving my life’s circumstances. But… (there’s always a but, isn’t there?)
…the most common jobs listings I keep finding are for part-time, contract, or temporary positions. I really need a stable, reliable position that offers enough hours to support myself. Now, I don’t mind doing several jobs that would add up to a full-time income, but of course, my preference would be just one job to put all my focus on. Those are my current feelings, at least.
Why do I need a work-from-home job, you may be asking? Wouldn’t it be easier to get a typical job? Well, yeah, maybe. There’d probably be much less competition instead of trying to stand out in the gigantic sea that is the internet. Life has a way of handing you lemons, though, so I’m simply trying to make lemonade.
So, I’ve been scouring all of the job boards that I mentioned in this post (and some more that I’ve discovered since), staring at my glowing computer screen so long my eyes hurt, but unfortunately, I haven’t been successful yet in landing a job. I’m not giving up, but I will admit that the outlook feels pretty bleak, even this early on. *Plays tiny violin.*
I know, I know. I knew this wouldn’t be easy. Heck, I didn’t dive into this without any experience in the matter. This is one of the roadblocks that prevented me from seriously pursuing online work years ago. This time, I’m not going to give up. I can’t.
As hard as it is, I have to just tough out this storm. What other choice is there? I’m not a nail-biter, but if I was, I’m sure I wouldn’t have nails left at this point… Okay, maybe I’m being overly dramatic.
In the Thick of It
I’m not complaining because I’m used to things being perfectly dandy; I suppose I’m feeling negative because things aren’t so dandy (financial stress), and they haven’t been dandy for a while. Times like this are what make us stronger, right? I feel like that must be much easier to say when you’ve reached the top of the mountain. I’m down at the bottom, just a tiny little ant you can hardly even see. Can you see me waving? Probably not.
But I digress. For now, I must simply continue to wait, send in a bunch more applications, and increase the amount of work I’m doing for my goals (as well as learn new, valuable skills). I need to use this frustration to be even more proactive in moving forward and growing as a person. Perhaps I should focus more on building my own thing instead of applying to companies? Or juggle both?
Any words of encouragement or advice thrown my way would be greatly appreciated!
My questions to you: Are you dealing with the same problem? What helped you?