So I guess this blog is nothing but life updates now huhhousing job-search vent
I wish I had the energy to post here more, but I’m on the cusp of yet another move within the next two or three weeks. I’m still alive, but the venn diagram of readers here and followers on my socials is a perfect circle.
Where do I go from here?
I don’t know. Nearly two years of job applications met with only one serious interview is soul-crushing. Without a mode of transportation, I can’t even take a minimum wage service job to tide me over until I get something in my field. I don’t even know how long I’ll live at this next place anyway, but at the very least, it’s much nicer than any place I’ve lived in in the past 15 years. I can’t emphasize just how long it’s been since I’ve had a functional bathtub.
I can only take comfort in the fact that everyone is suffering like this right now. The stock markets may say they’re going up and the unemployment figures may look “good”, but the reality of it is, the economics being touted in the media is completely detached from the reality of people’s lives right now. The inflation crisis is suddenly abated! If so, then why is a five dollar footlong a fifteen dollar footlong? Why do Arizona teas no longer have a 99 cent price tag after decades of being adamant about never changing that? Conditions in my region are very much at Great Depression levels.
I guess I just happened to be born in the wrong place, at the wrong time, to the wrong family, doomed from the start.