Tuesday, March 1, 2011

march intentions ~ find a frickin job!

hey, it's march!! can you believe it?  it seems like only yesterday i was writing my goals post for february.  i actually considered making my goal for february "find a job" but then i thought, "nah, that's totally going to happen! i mean, there's no way i'll get through another month without finding a job."  but here i am...  actually i did get one job, a set design job, but that was only one day.  so for the entire month of february, i was employed for a single day.
it's almost as if the universe wants me to become a stripper.

so, here it is.  i have lots of life goals right now, but at this point finding a job is the most important one of all.  for the past few months i've been feeling really inspired with all of my free time to do some personal searching and inner growth. it has been amazing to have so much time on my hands, but i think it's getting to the point where all of my other life goals are getting hung up on the stress i'm experiencing from not having a way to pay the bills.

{no job?  blerg!*}

so here it is, my goal for march is to make significant progress in the career world, whether that means getting a part time job to pay the bills or an internship to begin earning my hours toward licensure as a therapist.

to reach this goal, in the month of march, i will...
+ apply to at least 3 jobs a day {internships or odd jobs}.
+ make contact with the two therapy clinics at which i am interested in working .
+ begin job treasure hunts {aka - get out into the neighborhood & shopping districts several times a week to look for available positions}.
+ continue morning pages 5 times a week to keep my sanity.
+ exercise vigorously 5 days a week, also to keep my sanity.
+ begin seeking volunteer work {places with which their is a possibility of future employment}.
+ network, network, network {aka - tell everyone i know i'm in desperate need of a job}
+ attend the monthly networking meeting for LA therapists.

there it is folks.  i desperately hope i'll be able to check this goal off my big life list come my next "goals" post in april.  i would really appreciate all of your good thoughts, positive energy, prayers, crossed fingers, and any job-seeking tips you may have for me and the mister {yup, that's right... the mister needs a job too!}.  
let's all hope for a stripper-free april!

* if anyone knows where that picture came from please let me know. it was in a folder from a year ago marked "weheartit.com," but i like to give more credit than that.


  1. my fingers, toes, and eyes are crossed you will find the most perfect job! :)

    what type of job(s) are you & your mister looking for so i can keep my eyes open for you?!?

    i was unemployed from the end of august until january, and literally i felt insane. it was definitely hard to enjoy my time off bc i didn't want to take trips without a pay check, and i was constantly having the "no job dread". yuck! thankfully i found a good fit, and funny enough the mister just had his first day at his new job!

    soooo it will happen. my thoughts, prayers, and universe swaying energy is all being sent your way! :)

    x's and o's!

  2. Good luck! It sounds as though you have a very solid plan in place and I'm sure it'll work its magic soon enough!

  3. Great way to set yourself up for finding a job this month! I love that you have so many different ideas already to reach your goal! That's awesome!

  4. Good luck, sounds like you already have a nice job-hunting-plan.

  5. good luck with the hunt. I am sure you will find the job you need and want. It seems like you have a wonderful plan to put in motion. I am sending tons of thoughts and prayers your way.

  6. You have a great plan for finding yourself a job, you're going to get one in no time. I know it can be frustrating, believe me I know, but you'll find one soon.

  7. That's a fantastic job-hunting plan, Kim! I think March is going to be your month! And seriously, I have such a good feeling about that one place we drove by...you need to go talk to the people there. I know it's your ideal, but it's time to make it real.

  8. I LOVE that you write down a list of goals for each month! It's something I desperately need to make a habit - to focus in on what you hope to accomplish in the next month. Good luck on the job-hunting! I'm sure you'll find something interesting and fantastic to do - it seems you're always finding great experiences to put under your belt! :) I love that - so inspirational :)

  9. Oh, good luck! You can do it! Your plan sounds fantastic. You'll find a job, I just know it!

  10. Good luck with the job hunt! I'm sure you'll find something great; you sound really motivated!

  11. good luck with the job hunt! i'm also on the job hunt so i can really relate! xo

  12. You can do it, Kim! You're good enough, you're smart enough and doggone it, people like you...

    March is totally the month for good luck {4-leaf clovers, pots o'gold and all that}. I'm sending you some good luck vibes right now {they seem to have abandoned me, what with the ambulance ride and almost chopping my finger off yesterday, so I feel certain they're on their way down to you right this second!}

  13. Good luck to you! If I knew any therapists in L.A., I would have let you know...

  14. Good luck with the job hunt! A good strategy and motivation will get you far! :)

  15. I love your multifaceted job approach! I am in the same boat. I am starting to feel a bit panicky that I am starting month 5 of being unemployed! ACK

  16. I wish you luck with the job hunt! Finding a job right now is tough but if you are really vigorous in your search you can do it. :)

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth

  17. I'm Renee and a new follower of your blog! Just thought I'd say hello, rather than be one of those creepy people that lurks around on your page haha

    anyhoot, i love what you've got going here, very cute!

    Feel free to take a look at mine [you know, just so you know who's reading yours :)]


    Renee xo

  18. You definitely have a great plan of action! Goodluck with the search...these things take time, but I'm sure you'll end up right where you want to be :)

  19. Hey girl! Read your post this morning before deciding to go back to sleep.

    I'll definitely be thinking of you in March and will cross my fingers for you finding a job!

  20. this was so me, for about a year! i wish you the best of luck!! mwah

  21. Consider lots of good thoughts, positive energy, prayers, and crossed fingers coming your way! Hey universe, you hear that?!

  22. Good luck to both of you !!! I am sure you'll get a job soon, keep on searching and don't ever give up.
    *Fingers crossed*

  23. Love your to do list - and good luck with the job hunting - you'll get there no doubt about that.
    Thanks for your kind words on my blog - I am your newest follower:) - see you around and happy hunting.
    X X


  24. I'm sending my good thoughts and positive energy your way.. no need to shake your moneymaker! (Thanks for making me giggle at this ungodly hour)

    Seriously though, I know exactly how stressful it can be. I wish you the best!

  25. "It's almost as if the universe wants me to become a stripper" <-- hahaha...

    I'm sorry you're getting furstrated with the process. I totally feel you. I felt like I was getting pretty desperate towards the end there, and the worst part was getting spammed by half of the "jobs" I sent my resume out to. Damn Craigslist.

    Keep at it girlfriend! Good things are definitely in store for you.

  26. Wow, you have an impressive plan in line. Good things will undoubtedly come to you as a result of all this hard work!

  27. fingers crossed for YOU girl! keep positive, i just KNOW the universe has something special up its sleeve for ya! ; )


  28. awh, job hunting is a major pain... I think I will be doing some of that soon, so i totally relate. That sounds like a great list to get things done, though! good luck and stay positive :)

  29. sending some good vibes your way! i'll keep my eyes open for sure

  30. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you and the mister. The hunt for a job is always stressful, but you have the right mind frame for it and it sounds as though you are extremely focused and motivated. I bet it's only a matter of time until you find something you love. Best of luck to you both! *HUGS*