New here (but not to iVillage) Can't wait to get to know you! :)

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Registered: 07-21-2004
New here (but not to iVillage) Can't wait to get to know you! :)
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Sat, 09-15-2012 - 4:17pm

Hello everyone! I feel like an old veteran to iVillage. I had posted on here back when I was "dating a military man" (that was the name of the board), to "Not Quite Engaged" (to a man who is now my husband. No, not the military man!), then occasionally on "Waiting to Try". Funny the progression of it all :smileyhappy: 

Now I am happily married, no children (yet), and unfortunately out of work. I felt like I needed the emotional support from ladies again that iVillage always seemed to give me. 

I live in California near San Francisco with not a ton of local friends and no family. Most people I am very close to other than my husband are still in Tennessee. When we first moved here I was doing school, then while I did meet some friends at some retail jobs I had, I was unable to find anyone that lasted at my most recent job that just ended. I had been the office manager of a general contracting corportation for 2 years and it was quite a bad blow when it came to an end quite badly. (The company was "saving money" and cutting back and started treating anyone who had been there over a  year like they were in the way and now most of us are no longer there)  It was really sad. 

Right now I am looking for my next venture and trying to stay optimistic. My husband and I are not going to try to have children for another year, so I would like to look for something until that time. I wonder sometimes if maybe I should just do some occasional temp jobs until next August when we would like to start trying? Any advice on that front will help :smileyhappy: 

Well, anyway... that is a little about me and I hope to get to know you all soon! 





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Registered: 09-30-2011
clairbear83 wrote:

Thank you so much for the sweet advice... I totally agree with everything you said. Last week was a down week for me, I just stayed in my apartment and watched TV, so the feeling only got worse. This week I have already twice gone out with a friend, worked out, went on a walk, shopped, and had 2 interviews. It's amazing how getting out there makes you feel so much better. 

I know we are all allowed a down moment, but I am glad I didnt let myself simmer in it for too long.. 

I also agree with what you are saying about keeping my work aspirations going until having a baby. On one hand I had some friends saying to just not work or temp until having a baby, and some tell me I should completely separate the two because eventually I will be going back to work and all the experience I can get beforehand will be helpful, so I think that is what I am going to try to do. 

Thanks for the welcome! :smileyhappy: 

So glad to hear you are having a better week! It's tough to drag yourself out of a "rut" but sooo worth it. I left a couple job-hunting ideas on your thread on the Job Loss board too. I hope you are able to find something soon!

Lisa 

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Registered: 07-21-2004

Hi Thia! Thanks for the suggestions :smileyhappy: If i am unable to find something permanent with good benefits I definitely am going to a good temp agency around here. I have known many friends who got hired for temp but eventually got on as permanent, so there is always hope! 

I live north of SF in Marin county.. are you close to there? 

 





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Registered: 07-21-2004

Hi Jen! Thanks for the suggesiton, I actually just got on Linkedin a couple of weeks ago. I have always said the same thing to my husband about it! He has had one for years and found the last 3 jobs he has had there (including his current amazing one!) He checks it more than he checks Facebook.. to see what all his old and current corworkers are doing now and what companies they are with! 

Great to meet you! :smileyhappy:





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Registered: 07-21-2004

Thank you so much for the suggestion! I will definitely check them out. I am still trying to eventually finish my graduate level degree so maybe working somewhere like that would push me to do it even more :smileyhappy: Thanks again and nice to meet you! 





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Registered: 07-21-2004

Thanks Lisa! iVillage is a really great way to stay connected to like-minded ladies.. I love it! :smileyhappy: Glad to be back. 





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Registered: 07-21-2004

Hi Dee! Your little boys are absolute dolls! Thanks for the job encouragement! :smileyhappy:





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Registered: 07-21-2004

Hi Cheyenne!! Your babies are absolutely adorable!! Thanks so much for the welcome. 





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Registered: 07-21-2004

Thank you so much for the sweet advice... I totally agree with everything you said. Last week was a down week for me, I just stayed in my apartment and watched TV, so the feeling only got worse. This week I have already twice gone out with a friend, worked out, went on a walk, shopped, and had 2 interviews. It's amazing how getting out there makes you feel so much better. 

I know we are all allowed a down moment, but I am glad I didnt let myself simmer in it for too long.. 

I also agree with what you are saying about keeping my work aspirations going until having a baby. On one hand I had some friends saying to just not work or temp until having a baby, and some tell me I should completely separate the two because eventually I will be going back to work and all the experience I can get beforehand will be helpful, so I think that is what I am going to try to do. 

Thanks for the welcome! :smileyhappy: 





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Registered: 07-21-2004

Thanks so much for the suggestion! I used be on the high school teacher path and have since moved into the admin world but I think doing the substitute thing would be a totally good idea,and something I hadn't thought about in awhile! Thanks for the welcome :smileyhappy:





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Registered: 07-21-2004

Congrats on still being a newlywed! :smileyhappy:  I bet you are so excited to start trying for a baby! I know when I am less than 6 mo away from starting I will just be itching to do it! :smileyhappy:  I dont blame you for being at home. We have decided after we have the baby that I would stay home for a least a couple of years, it's just something that is really important to us. He always had at least 1 parent at home with him so I would love that for our child as well! 





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