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Stupid Address.

7 Jul

Happy Hump Day, bloggies! Those 3-day weekends sure do make the week fly by!

I thought I’d take some time this morning to further explain my journey in job searching.

As you all know, I’m currently living in Maryland and searching for a job in California. Because of the internet, it’s been rather easy to search for jobs. In fact, I’ve applied to 10 so far! I’m very proud of myself for that.

However, there is one problem that I believe is truly hurting my chances.

I have a Maryland address.

Not a California address.

I honestly think the recruiters for these jobs are looking at my contact information, seeing a Maryland address, and tossing my application aside.

Here’s the thing that’s even more frustrating. The husband and I know where we’re living. However, we won’t get our address until we show up to move in. He even called yesterday to see if we could get a temporary address. Nope. Isn’t that a little crazy?!

So what does this little road bump do to my job hunting quest?

Well, at first I was rather frustrated and completely disappointed. But then I realized that I can’t change this situation, so I’m just going to forge ahead and still apply to all the jobs that I possibly can.

I know that something will eventually work out. I know that I am doing all I can in this job hunt. I know that’s all I can ask of myself. *deep sigh*

In other Three Months news, I had a ballin’ workout yesterday! I’ll be heading to Body Pump shortly and am looking forward to it! I’m really glad I got the 3-month gym membership…it’s been a great distraction to the frustrations of job hunting.

Ok, so I realize this was kind of a Debby Downer post. Let’s end on a good note…

What makes you happy?

I’ll go first: my husband, wine, ice cream, hand-written notes, to-do lists & random phone calls from friends.

I like to move it, move it.

25 Jun

Good morning (and happy Friday to you!). 🙂

The gym was fab.u.lous last night. I’m very glad the husband joined me. I plopped my tush on a stationary bike and caught up on the latest exercise news via Fitness Magazine. Doesn’t reading a magazine make time fly? I finished off my workout with a little elliptical action. It was a great low-impact day!

I thought I’d tell you a little bit more about my situation in regards to employment. I graduated college at the worst possible time in modern history: May 2009. Hello, sucky job market. To top it off, I said goodbye to the only home I knew (Nebraska) and moved to a city that I had never been to before: Baltimore. I spent last summer searching for a job – not knowing ANYTHING about the city. It was tough.frustrating.discouraging. You name it.

After a solid two months of searching, I was offered a position as Account Executive with a magazine. Working for a magazine had its glamorous perks, but I was also selling advertisements. Tough break, huh?

After seven months with the magazine, I just couldn’t do it any longer. It was stressful. It was emotionally draining. I was not happy. I LOVED the people I worked with and the mission of the magazine, but it was in February 2010 that I found out I’d soon be moving to California. Knowing my time was coming to an end in Baltimore, I decided to quit my full-time job and start an internship with a nonprofit organization. Best decision I have ever made.

My husband and I left Baltimore at the beginning of June (see details here). So we’re in a D.C. suburb now, and I’m searching for a job in California. Yes, our location seems to be unstable – I mean really, who moves 3 times in 15 months?! Well, we do. My husband has worked hard for the great opportunities that have been presented to him and I couldn’t be more proud of him. I know that we’ll eventually settle down, so I’m not worried. But as you can see, holding a steady job has been quite the challenge.

I know we’re meant to live in California, so I am excited to move in the fall. I know, deep (deep) down, that everything will work out.


Have you ever moved to a new city?! Were you happy with the change?