I’ve spent the last year searching for a job. And, as of a couple of weeks ago, I finally got the job. So why do I still feel so restless? With all its headaches, the job search was basically a full time job for me ever since my temporary job ended a few months ago. And, finally getting a job is validation and proof of my hard work over the past several months to land a job in my career.
After giving it some thought, I reached the conclusion that my restlessness is a result of a gaping hole of time in my day. By that I mean, I get up in the morning and I think to myself, “Now what?” I know some of you are thinking, But Ashley, you got the job! And to you I say, that’s very true. But I’m stuck in neutral, not really moving forward and not moving backward.
Let me explain, I got the job in late August but the whole hiring thing is a process. Paperwork has to be filled out. Documents faxed. Transcripts obtained and mailed off. And all the calls in-between. Now, I have an official start date of late October. So, here I am and its September. I’ve been plugging away at the housing search but to no avail…yet. When I’m not doing that and volunteering a couple hours a week, I think to myself, I should be doing something.
Perhaps this is all the result of a busy person used to being extremely busy. There was always a to-do list, some errand to run, some chore to do. But as these things start to subside I think, now what?
To my readers out there, have you ever felt like this and what did you do about it?
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