A food addict's travels on the road to recovery.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Tired of the Solitude

I need a job. I really do. I need some social interaction. I am in the house WAY too much. When I scour the internet for jobs to apply to this week, I'm going way beyond the Accounting positions. I am now making myself available to take out trash and clean toilets. Anything to get back to a normal routine. I am desperate. I walked 6 miles at the park today. I did 2 this morning, and went back and did 4 more this evening. My one goal this week is to be able to drag myself out of the house 2x a day, every day this week, and walk 6 miles each day. We'll see if I make it. Onward.


  1. I hear you! I have been out of a job since we moved here in April...I need to be in a routine too and keep busy...but I can't say that I am not enjoying spending time with my puppy though...:)

  2. Oh my gosh, Tammy, I now know how you feel. I've only been out of a job since the 13th, and it's killing me. I've applied for several jobs, even lowering myself to places like McDonald's. *shudders* And still, no one is calling me back. I'm a good worker, damn it, as I'm sure you are, too. This economy sucks.

  3. It must be so hard finding a job in this economy. I'm sure the walking (and boy are you doing alot of walking... 6 miles a day... I admire your drive) is a productive distraction from the job searching. Have you looked into temp agencies in your area? It might not be a bad idea to sign up with a couple of them... maybe it will lead you to a temp position where you can make some contacts. I had a friend who left the job market to go to school. After a bad divorce, she found herelf in need of a job and a degree that she couldnt use. Long story short. She temped for a good year and a half before landing a job.

    Hang in there Tammy. Thanks for your the nice comments on my blog.

  4. It sucks not having work. Its a scary world. I have a job but am getting sick of it. I am doing a part time job with a Network Marketing company. If interested email me and I will tell you more.
    Great goals for the week, you look great! in the pictures.

  5. Hi Tammy. I know just how you feel. I wish I could work. Good luck with your job hunt!

    Best wishes,
    Bearfriend xx

  6. I worked for FedEx as a courier once. It's a great company to work for, you stay physically active and meet lots of interesting people. Plus, you don't have to think about what to wear everyday. Good luck on your search!

  7. I just know you'll be finding a job soon. I've been in between radio jobs in the past when i didn't care what i did, anything. A job is better than no job, right? You are amazing...walking 6 miles a day!!! That's amazing my friend. I hope your area of the world can dry out and everyone of your family and friends are safe and sound!

    My best always

  8. wow... 6 miles?? you ROCK. Tammy.. you have a Jehovah Jireh that will supply all your needs - keep putting yourself out there, He will provide.

    xox (thanks for your wonderful comment on my blog)

  9. You are really bumping up the miles. I wish I could go hiking soon and get in a few miles. Darn this weather and my sickness...and my busy life. I know you want a job and I encourage you to get one...and pray that you will. But at the same time, how nice to be able to exercise as much as you wish! Can someone please give me some winning lottery numbers?

  10. I hear you on the social interaction part...I like the days I'm off work, but I definitely tend toward the hermit stage, so it's good for me to get out and see people when I work. Good luck - I hope you find something!

  11. Social interaction is good. That's the thing I miss the most about being a SAHM I think. Well, normal adult interaction I mean, because there certainly is no lack of interaction here for sure with two small and needy children underfoot.

    Impressive mileage you've got going there!

    I'm so glad you're enjoying the book.:-) No need to send it back, but you could just put it out there that you're done with it and play pass it along if you like.

    And many, many thanks for the award!!! It really means a lot to me Tammy. You've been like my biggest fan since the beginning of my blog. Thanks for sharing this journey with me and cheering me on when I need it the most!


  12. I am sure you are going to get something soon, in the mean time, have you thought of doing some volunteering of some kind. A couple of afternoon's a week. I find that when you are involved with something, more oppoprtunities seem to come by.

    Just a suggestion.

    You Rock Girl xxx