I ran into a friend a week ago who was shocked to hear that I've been unemployed for most of 2005. During the course of the conversation she told me not to worry, that I've led a "charmed life" and things would soon be back on track.
Charmed life? All I remember is the vast amount of time and energy I've invested to deliver the best possible work product, always do the right thing and to give my clients more than they expect. Yes, I strive to have fun/be happy while working because so much of life is spent on the job but - charmed? Now I wonder if that comes off as being lax because things appear to fall into place easily for me?
I've been working on a framework for my consulting practice as I continue to pound out 10-20 resumes a day. And, I have met with one person every day to bring this unnerving circumstance to a swift end. In scoping out my entrepreneurial concept I've had to come to terms with some very real personal limitations - I am not sure I can cold call. But I think I may have found a way to get around it.
My household is on a college campus tour schedule this month - trying to squeeze in as many before school starts as possible. And I'm painting, cleaning and trying to purge my household of unnecessary stuff. My brother gets married in two weeks. The kids return to school in one week.
Busy hands - happy heart.