Thursday, March 24, 2011

Moley Moley Moley

Today marks the 2 month date since I was laid off.  I'm trying to think of my accomplishments over the past 60 days...


Well, I did do a LOT of laundry. I organized my closest, I've sewed some buttons, visited the grocery store about 48 times. I can't tell you how grateful I am when we run out of something. We're out of garlic?! I'll have to run out and get some right away. That sad visit to Ralph's will be my greatest accomplishment of the day. And I'll be honest about something else. Getting the mail is simply exhilarating. It has to be my favorite part of my day.

Believe me, I'm not complaining. I think about my mental state 3 months ago and I cringe. I was always tired, always on edge, overwhelmed with anxiety, never had any time for myself. Clearly that's changed. But there has to be balance. The other day I found a mole that I didn't know I had. I never noticed it before because it's in a rather... complicated... part of my body. I obsessed over it for hours- clearly it's melanoma. How could a creepy mole appear in an area  that I can positively guarantee you has never seen the sun??? When I told my boyfriend that we had to make each moment count because my days are numbered he asked the question that changed everything. "How the hell did you find that?" I had to explain that since I've been laid off I've had a lot of time on my hands... even time to conduct full body mole checks with a mirror after my showers...daily. He gave me the saddest look. A look of pure horror mixed with fear and concern. That was the moment I decided that I need to get a job.

Not that I'll be chaining myself to a cubicle again. As long as the unemployment checks keep pouring in I'm looking for cash jobs only. I need to make about $2,000 cash/month to supplement the unemployment money. So what's the easiest way for a female in their 20's to make cash? If it weren't for the aforementioned mole I think we all know I'd be naked in some guys basement in the Valley right about now. Seeing as that dream has been shattered I'm going to look for nanny jobs. I'm actually going to nanny tonight for 3 hours ($45 making in rainnn). In addition to the numbing boredom I'm motivated to start working ASAP because I don't want to blow through my savings. The Great Escape is about a year and a half away!

Oh and don't worry- this won't become a Nanny-Diary-type blog. Children freak me out.

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