Unemployment, Day 11

Or Day 9. Or 6. I don’t really even know what day of the week it is. Monday? Thursday? Some weird in-between day only jobless people know about, called Schlermday? Sure. Maybe every day will just be Schlermday for now.

(I just Googled “schlerm” to make sure it doesn’t mean something completely inappropriate. According to Urban Dictionary, it means “a permed mullet.” So clearly I’m sticking with it.)

We moved back to Missoula about a week ago so Zach could start his new job. I, on the other hand, am gainfully unemployed at the moment. I’ve had some good leads and done a few interviews, but I’m still waiting for news on those.

This is the first time since I graduated college seven-plus years ago that I just haven’t had a job, so I’m feeling a bit anxious with all this free time, which somehow pays worse than journalism.

But, I’m also finding a lot of time to work in my daily cheese consumption. And I get to wear comfy (and sexy!) high-waisted maternity leggings all day. And I am super on top of all my Facebook notifications. So it’s not all bad. I’m sure something will work out soon …


8 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by suzie on September 8, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    High waisted maternity pants. Girl, relish these days. Turns out you can’t get away with wearing them after you’re actually done being pregnant.


  2. Posted by Beckie on September 8, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    You are so funny! and cute!


  3. I can relate-this is how summer goes in my 10 month teaching job (except, of course, there is a glowing light at the end of the two month tunnel). Hope you find the job you need!


  4. Consider yourself lucky. Try to enjoy yourself and your life. You at least have one income from your husband. Last month was my third stint of unemployment since graduation, and I had no income other than my savings, which doesn’t count as income. At least it was only for August.

    Good luck on the search. I’m sure you’ll find something quickly.


  5. Posted by mskatydids on September 8, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Enjoy the freedom 🙂


  6. Enjoy the time off! You will find something 🙂


  7. Relax and enjoy it. I work seasonally and get 4 months off each year. Unemployment is a great thing.


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