Day in the life: Unemployment Style!

I don’t know how much longer I’ll be unemployed, so while I am, I thought I’d share what a typical day looks like!

7 am: Up, Shower, Breakfast. I usually have half a bagel and a cup of coffee while reading and commenting on blogs with feedly.

morning bagel coffee9 am: Office. Even though the company is closed, and I’m not receiving paychecks, I still hang out there as the internet is faster, and its nice to leave the house.

  • Apply for jobs, upgrade my linked in account, buy some new interview clothes with 40% off The Limited was having.
  • Call a former vendor who still hasn’t switched our stores to the new owners.
  • Email potential Judges for the Miss Aitkin Scholarship Pageant.

Noon: Lunch! Some days I have my act together and bring lunch, otherwise I head home. If I head home, I usually have a salad or quesadilla. – It really depends on what leftovers are in the fridge.

quesadilla3 pm: Workout. This changes based on the day, but I’m really trying to make it a priority.

5 pm: Home/Dinner prep. If my parents are out of town I get to make a mess in my mom’s kitchen, which I really enjoy! I’m applying to a LOT of jobs in Minneapolis, which means that pretty soon I’ll have my own kitchen (apartment most likely) that I”ll be cooking in. If I happen to get a job near home I’ll probably keep staying at my parents house for the time being.

5 pm – 9 pm: Varies. This week I had Dance Camp, so I was busy working out with the girls. For June I still teach Yoga on Tuesday nights, and the Multisport group is doing Wednesday night swims (which I really need to get to).

katie johnny9:00 pm: Bed, I try to get into bed early. I usually read until 10 pm or so.

Being at home has a lot of blessings, mainly that I’m able to see my brother all the time. Also, not having to pay a rent while I’m not bring in money is wonderful!


5 thoughts on “Day in the life: Unemployment Style!

  1. sounds like you’re making the most of this period, and i’m excited about you being so close so soon! let me know if i can help with anything šŸ™‚

  2. I just noticed the new header, too! Love it!

    It sounds like you are still able to fill your days despite the fact that you are not working! I am sure that job searching and reaching out to people in your network is a big job, though. I really hope that you find something soon! I wish I knew of a job that would be a good fit for you but I’m so out of touch with who is hiring as my industry (fixed income finance) is in a state of contraction. šŸ™

    When/if you move to Minneapolis, we will have to meet up for coffee or lunch!

  3. I can so relate to this, since I was in a similar position not too long ago. All I can say is don’t settle, go after what you want, and know you deserve it! And if you want to move to Portland, Maine I wouldn’t be upset about it. šŸ™‚

  4. Thank you for sharing! I lost my job last week and am helping fill in at my chiropractic clinic this week, but next week will be the first week without any sort of job. Weird. I’m going to try to keep some sort of structure or schedule like you. I think it’ll help me stay productive and just feel better hopefully.

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