So I kind of secretly started a new(ish) job last week... Of course, the week I decide to start talking about being *unemployed, I get a job. My old job brought me back & put me in a different office, obviously. But I'm essentially right back where I was in November, & where I've been for the past 4 1/2 years.
This isn't permanent, & I'm still very much looking for a job, but I have this for at least 12 months & I have health insurance again. This is a huge, HUGE weight off of my shoulders. Plus, there's the school of thought that it's always easier to get a job when you have a job & that you're more attractive to potential employers when you're working, so we'll see.
I think just being here will help & put me back on everyone's radar. People will see me again & remember that I'm still looking, etc. We'll see. Regardless, I'm officially, legitimately employed (& insured) again.
Thank you all for being so awesome this year. Hopefully this is the beginning of the end.
*I do still plan on talking about the process of looking for a job since I am technically still looking. Plus, I have a lot of back stories that I haven't shared yet. For now, the "Unemployment" label will remain & I will continue to talk about how hard it is to find a job, how ridiculous the interview process is, etc.