Thursday, April 29, 2010

Where Has the Time Gone?

Me and a sea turtle in Kona, Hawaii.

Wow, I can't believe it's been 40 days since my last post! I think this may have been the longest break that I've taken since I started blogging consistently. What can I say? I guess I'm trying to live by one of Einstein's famous quotes - "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." I guess I needed some time off from stressing out over the whole job search thing...I mean, hey, even a slacker needs a vacation sometime! :)

So, what have I been doing the last month or so? Well, the husband and I went on a week long vacation to Hawaii, I went to Palm Springs for a girl's getaway with some of my best friends and stumbled upon Dinah Shore Weekend, I began an 8-week cake decorating course at Michael's to indulge my creative side and sweet tooth, and I joined Club One - a trendy gym - because I've been eating too much cake...and I can't help it...I'm from L.A.

Oh and a few people have been asking me how my job search has been going recently. To answer that question, in the last 40 days on the job search front, I've had two phone interviews and one in person interview - all of which shockingly did not leave me feeling like an inept imbecile. I haven't heard back from these interviews though, so maybe they didn't share the same the feelings as me...who knows!?

What I do know is that I need to do something a little different. Like Einstein said, it's insanity to continue to do the same thing over and over again, so I'm now open to different career options. Any suggestions?

7 comments:

Rach said...

Start a Cakery!

Anonymous said...

you are too picky, waiting for that , aptly named, dream job, which will probably never materialize.

TormentorSioux

Susie said...

First off, Dinah Shore weekend looks amazing! Any idea when it is next year?

Second, I would agree with Rach, maybe you could open a cute little neighborhood bakery for now? You're so creative, you should take advantage of all of your skills!

Third, Anonymous doesn't get the point . . . you're not too picky, the market is just so competitive that it's really just a numbers game. That's why I think you say screw the job search, and start your own thing instead. I think you would be very successful!

chrrrrrs said...

Dear Anonymous -

Actually I'm not that picky...That would mean that I have a bunch of job offers and have been turning them down because they're not my dream job...I wish that was the case but sadly, I have not had such luck.

thebotnet361235804 said...

chris:
you ARE picky. with your mba, you think you deserve to be the CEO of another ebay and that any job paying less than $1,000,000 a year is beneath you. working more than 8 hours a day at that last job was slave labor. enjoy unemployment while whining about the economy.

TormentorSioux

GoChris said...

somebody sounds jealous of MBAs . . . and entirely uneducated.

Anonymous said...

I know tons of people who opened up their own business and are thriving. One of my friends (also an MBA) became a rich restauranteur. He specializes in 24/7 service. Another university grad friend started a statistics outsourcing company http://www.outsourcestatistics.com Essentially, he just does statistical analysis for companies from all over the world.

Things are tough for all, but they manage to get by and once this crisis is over, they will either have experience or a thriving company, or both. In all cases, they are attractive hires. My advice to you is to do the same: start your own company!

God bless you.