Summing it Up...

Now, that I'm way on the wrong side of sixty, I feel that being true to self is important. "I yam, what I yam." Kindness and smiles are to be given away. Women are strong. Men are more vulnerable than we believe. Husbands may come and go...but one thing I know for sure is that I will NEVAH live without a corgi or coffee in my life if I can prevent it. Come piles of dog fur or hot water!

Monday, February 09, 2009

America's new need to cope...

America is facing a huge challenge. Many of us are facing trials that we never have before. The American Dream is under fire, and burning up fast. I was reading an article at and the title of it was:
8 ideas for Coping with Job Loss and Avoiding Depression.

1) Be realistic
2)Manage your money
3)Create a daily routine
4) Get emotional support
5)Learn how to manage stress
6)Set everyday goals for yourself
7) Don't isolate yourself
8) Maintain a healthy lifestyle

We could be in this mess for some time. I'm job-hunting. During the search, I'm on the call list for subbing in any of our local schools cafeterias. My girlfriend and I are taking a seminar of five workshops to whip our resumes into interesting reading, boost our interviewing skills, build on our strengths, and basically boost our egos.
Being 57, and trying to re-enter the job force (after two years of rv'ing and living the good life) when there are no jobs is murder on this ol' gal, believe me. What I'm trying to convey is... make use of this time in some way, if you're in the same fix. Take a class, read more, visit with your friends that you haven't seen for some time. Start walking, just do something, that's good for you...something you wouldn't normally do.

The gals, who I have met online, have made me feel better, made me laugh, and feel connected again. It's so strange, in a wonderful way, how women can care about each others lives eventho they have never met personally. Women are pretty cool. We have the WOW factor. We need to remember that.


April said...

you can always drive to NC for a little boost! welcome anytime! we'll leave the light on for ya!

Lorri said...

Thanks so much for the post. I think it applies to all of us right now. No one is safe in every area. If we are fortunate to not be affected, many of us have children that are losing jobs and security. My prayers go out to everyone experiencing a difficult time.
Thanks for the corgi info! I appreciate all the good info. It will help me make a decision if they are right for us. Hugs,

ClassyChassy said...

Women used to get together and support each other while canning fruits and veggies, having quilting bees, and cooking big meals for the men who were working in the fields or having barn raisings. Women were a great support group in the good ole days, and the ladies are still 'naturals' during these difficult times we're going through right now. We've all had to find ways to re-invent ourselves, and part of the re-invention has been the ways we support each other. Hang on tight, and we'll all make it through this economic mess! Blessings to you all.

Robin said...

Amen to your sentiments!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Yer post really hits home. It's so hard to be without a job, financially and emotionally...

Chatty Crone said...

First of all - I love your picture - Positive Proof of Global Warming - don't you think those things look so uncomforatable? I sure do.

Your right - the economy is sure in a bind and I'm afraid it will be for awhile. We'll have to tighten our belts and hold on.

Good luck in your job search.

And yes, the power of women - a gift from God. Years ago we lived closer together and did things together. It's much harder now - but thank goodness for the Internet. It's a gift - and so are you!

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

Very encouraging post! Its so very thoughtful that you take the time to write, post, and make us chuckle!
Love your pups!
I would like to get a Corgi some day--I think would make a good companion for my Buckeroo. It's my favorite breed in the smaller dog category.
Have a wonderful day and Blessings to You!
Claudia O.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I don't know how I missed this post earlier, but it is a good one, I'm afraid it is going to get worse before this is over and you are right we need to stay busy or depression can take over our lives. There was a little boy 11 yrs old who played baseball last summer with my Grandson, his daddy lost his job in Nov and hasn't been able to find another one, his Mom went into such a depression that she killed herself last Friday...34 yrs old.
We have to stay postive and pray, it will get better soon.

Kristine said...

Hi Corgi Mama!!
First and foremost, THANK YOU so much for visiting my blog. I have been absent from it, and very naughty for not checking in..
Secondly...This post was surely right up my ally too!!..We have experienced job cut-backs here on our home-front too, Got a little down, but up and swinging as best we can!..Plugging back in does help chase away the blues. ;-)
GOOD LUCK TO YOU in your search!!!!

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