Why I say everyone should value their job, no matter what kind of job it is. Becuase being jobless is not fun at all, especially if you have bills to pay and children to feed.
Loosing a job is not the most fun thing in the world, in fact, when I lost my job, I was surprised. I couldn’t believe my pretty ears. My body began to feel numb and I couldn’t think or say anything. I was still trying to grasp the fact that I don’t have a job anymore.
Why I was fired
I was fired for the most dumbest thing in the world of being fired. Tardies! Yes, I said tardies. Over the course of six months I was late a few times. Trouble was that I wasn’t leaving early enough to be on time. Once my attendance record reported 9 points. That’s it, I was done for.
Four weeks went by and still not one company has called to hire me. I have attended three interviews but no call backs. I forgotten what it was like to be job hunting again. Looking at websites and applying to each job was getting a bit annoying and frustrating at the same time. To me, its not fun looking for work and filling out all those applications, whether its online or on paper. I thought simply submitting a resume was going to be it but NO, companies still want their forms filled out.
There is still a God!
Anyway! I’m sharing this because above all this, there is still a God. During this time in my life I really looked up to God Almighty for reassurance that I would have another job. I surely took my job for granted. I dont think I was thinking at all becuase if I was, I would have still been employed.
I had to learn to look to God and to trust in him. I did not want to fall behind in anything, I just kept myself busy to keep from worrying. I felt like I was being taught to have a little faith.
Learning to manage my money on a tight budget really needed to happen. So I started.
I began to look at my finances, you know. Looking to see where my money has gone in the previous months. I had to because our income is now smaller. I even did an inventory of my pantry, freezer, and refrigerator. I learned to do this by a lady named Carrie Green, founder of Female Entrepreneur Association. You should visit her blog. She has a lot of great useful tips.
Budgeting tips is always helpful when your on a reduced income.
After signing up for the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle, I immediately took a look at what features the bundle has. I saw the “90 Day Budget Bootcamp” workbook by Rosemarie Groner at thebusybudgeter.com, she has a printable e-book you can use to track your money for 90 days. This is how I found out the amount I was spending on groceries. Her system is very helpful, useful tool, and easy to use and the best part is, its FREE. I recommend you try it. Then for more advance money tactics see Jordan Paige on budgetbootcamp.com. I love watching Jordan Paige, she’s the best and fun to watch on you-tube. You ought to check her out.
Ok, back to my story.
By July, I’m still hunting for a job. The other day my son told me he had said a prayer for me. He said, “there’s a job out there for you, you just have to find it.”
You know, I felt peace just knowing that someone is praying for me. I’ll admit there were days where I was feeling a bit low, seemed like I wasn’t ever gonna get work again. It’s not a good feeling at all. I’m supposed to be trusting in Lord for everything, even getting a job. BUT! I do the best I can. That’s all God wants from me, is my best.
Staying prayerful is always helpful. My pastor taught us to pray all the time. She says, “if you are worried after saying a prayer, go down in prayer again and leave it with God”. This is something I practiced just about all the time. I’m grateful for all the blessing God has given me. I’m looking forward to sharing my testimony with you when I start my new job. I love talking about God and all the wonderful things he has done for me in the pass.
- Stay prayerful
- Reduce Stress by working around your home
- Go for Walks
- Read the word of God
Anyway, my main thing is, keep your head up and know that God is good and that he will always look over you.
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