I know it's not the 1st of the month, but I need to vent.
After a disturbing exchange with a totally random person on facebook through my friends status in regards to the government cutting unemployment benefit extensions, I am feeling a bit irked in regards to my own situation. The comment that bothered me was him stating that it shouldn't take over a year to find a job. You're absolutely right but when the rate of unemployment far exceeds the available jobs it definitely makes for a tough situation. He figures that if he found a job in 3 months, that everyone should be able to find a job in 3 months. He stated that he knows people abusing the system by "smoking" up their UI checks and clubbing. He says MOST people that are recieving unemployment benefits are abusing the system. Pft! I was shocked that someone could make such a generalization! While I personally think that he should find new feathers for his flock, I don't know anyone that is unemployed that is 100% enjoying it. Sure, it's nice to be able to get up and go whenever you'd like, but getting the actual money is like pulling teeth.
I did not like being unemployed. It took me 14 months to find a job and it's embarrassing to say this, but now that I have finally found one, I have to settle for a minimum wage gig that is only part time. I took the job because I am not too proud to start all over again and anything is better than nothing at all.
I am still struggling to pay my rent and bills. I still have to live check to check. I am still searching for something that is solid and preferably within a company in which I can transfer when/if I decide to move out of state. The grind does not stop! I have hope, I'm just tired of looking for the light at the end of a very long tunnel.
A friend of mine posted this video today and I want to share it with all of you. Struggle, I believe gives us heart, character, wisdom and strength. A lil hard work never hurt anybody.
Gosh, I feel better already. Enjoy Aloe Blacc!
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Hey everybody! See!!! I wasn't going to be gone forever! :) I actually have lots of ideas and posts coming. I have some guest bloggers in the works along with OOTD posts, an eShakti dress review and finally a giveaway! YES YES! A giveaway. I know I had been talking about it and you guys have been patient with me and my frugal funds. I do want to say THANK YOU to all of you, so this giveaway is going to be near and dear to my heart.
Thanks for staying tuned, I shall officially be back July 1st. WHEW! I've missed blogging and I know I've probably sucked at keeping up on everybody elses.
As I mentioned before, I am working now. It's seriously a smooth cake job. I like it so far, I never thought I'd miss retail, but I love helping people find something that makes them feel good. I caught on very quickly and I pretty much feel in my element after my 2 weeks on the sales floor. But since this gig is only PT, I am still currently seeking another job, so if you are in the Chicagoland area, please, let me know if you are hiring! :o)
Also, right now I am in the Phatshionista contest on TVP. Voting ends June 30 and currently, I am winning by about 2,000 but Isabella and her #team are troopers! They always shorten my lead by about 500 when I'm at work and such. I'm asking for your vote!! :) Please and thank you. Remember, you can vote more than once by clicking "return to poll" and gosh, if the mood strikes you, you can vote until it gives you a "cooling down" period. LOL Poll: July Phatshionista - Vote Now!
Seeeeeeee the forehead? Totally embracing it right now cause I'm being a total lazy bum and NOT flat ironing my hair. Pft, it's been raining entirely too much so I just wear it pinned back and scrunch and curl! lol You would all be so proud of me.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
I think that the curvy/fatshionista community is becoming the thing that we wanted as far as acceptance goes, it's heading in the right direction. But like Biggie said, "mo money, mo problems." Not to say that we are blowing up filthy rich, but it's become quite catty. I agree that a win for one is a win for us all.
I'm going to start a group hug, now pass it on!!!
Before I go, I made my way back to Michigan...very last minute. I enjoy being this way awesome camera phone photographer hehe so I have to share with you a few pics.
|Flowers for my granny's memorial in the backyard.|
|Tigers game the night before Jim Joyce stole our perfect game! GRR|
|Tara and I...my date for the evening. My first summer being darker than her! YES! lol|
|I kinda miss Detroit at times.|
<3 see you after my hiatus!