I have decided to go back to my old job, even though the money is only slightly more than minimum wage. I just can't sit at home anymore! I still have lots of applications out there, and I am still working on finding something different, but my situation is that any job I get now will most likely be just a temporary (less than a year) part time job. I go in to fill out the paperwork Tuesday. Even in retail, I know that I can find a job that will pay better, but I guess I am just doing what will feel most comfortable at this point in my life. I am almost mad at myself for taking the easy way out, but I have a promising future ahead of me and can't let the slump I am in right now add to the stress.
ON the plus side, I do have an appointment to check out a very good grad school ext weekend, so I am starting to look ahead a bit. And if one of the other applications I have out there for something more relevant to my life happens to pan out, I know that everybody at my old job will understand and wish me well. And if they don't yet, they will...and at least I will be able to take advantage of a fantastic discount for some things the family is needing.