Forgot to mention, Tuesday May 5th marked my FIVE MONTH anniversary of losing my job. Five months. Without a job. Before this, the longest I had gone without a job since I was 15 had been three weeks. Three weeks had felt like an eternity. Now three weeks seems like a long weekend.
The day I lost my job I read a CNN story about people who were focusing on hobbies while being unemployed as a way to bring fulfillment during this gap in employment. I scoffed when I read about a man who had been unemployed for over a year. I thought there was no way in hell I would be unemployed longer than a month. A week after losing my job a friend said to me, “If you’re still unemployed by February you are doing something seriously seriously wrong.”
People, I passed February a long, long time ago.