Thursday, October 7, 2010

What to do?

The last few days have been trying, to say the least...

Personal and professional issues have been swamping me. And even though I have tried my best to just let everything sort itself out I am still facing the same decision now as when I first moved here to the coast. It is a dead end. Professionally and personally.

I have been here just a few weeks shy of a year now and it's never been more clear to me that there is absolutely no way for me to get ahead... any tiny financial set-back ends up affecting me for months. But, it is a job. I was hoping I could possibly find another part-time job, but the fact that I can end up working until 10pm here at the paper makes it almost impossible. I would need something very flexible and as of yet I haven't found anything that fits that description...

So time for the pros and cons list...

1. Like I said, it is a job... and therefore a steady paycheck.
2. I love what I do and (for the most part) the people I work with.
3. I love living here at the coast.
4. I have a great set-up for Elmo and hay is cheap here.

1. The money isn't much... just covers expenses (and sometimes not). I live paycheck to paycheck with no savings and no hope of getting anything saved up.
2. The weather can be trying at times.
3. My rent is expensive for what I get.
4. The social aspect here is kind of rough.
5. There is no way to get a raise or move up in the company.

Numbers 1 and 5 on the cons list are possibly the most disturbing. I feel like I've done a decent job of treading water, but now I'm starting to sink and it feels like it's time to make a decision as to what to do.

I'll be thinking about this for the next few days... I hope I hear an answer if one is presented to me.


  1. Being single and having animals kind of sucks sometimes. Only in the financial part of our lives. I am in the same boat as you but only in Wisconsin. But i keep plugging each day, some days better than other days. Something will come up! At least that is how i get through the 'tough' times. then I go out and spend times with the horses and all seems well.
    Keep your chin up girl!

  2. Jenny,

    Thanks for the words of encouragement. I will definitely be heading out to see Elmo this evening... his silly personality always cheers me up :)

  3. That is tough!!! It wouldn't hurt to start actively looking for a job. That way you would know if you are better off where you are.

    Of course, being happy is worth a ton!

  4. Yeah... definitely seeing what is out there. I guess the direction I'm supposed to go will present itself at some point...