I have been trying to find a job since December to no avail. I live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and the economy up here isn't exactly the greatest. I've felt useless myself and have tried to remain optimistic but fail miserably. I'm a single mother of two and despite my fiance's efforts to help me, I want to do this on my own and don't want to rely on someone to simply just take care of me. I've gotten discouraged and there are times when all I feel is lumpish going through the same routines and feeling like I should be doing more. it seems like time is not exactly on my side, either between the responsibilities of being a parent, a student, a fiance with her man being overseas-trying to be supportive and patient with all of his quirks and trying to maintain some sort of social life outside of social networks.
What makes me feel odd is the fact that I'm told that I need to relax, because i'm so uptight when relaxation is the last thing I feel I need to do because I have so much worry on my mind that I can't seem to concentrate on relaxing. I love your ideas, though and I have a high love of art myself. I'm thinking that it may be in my best interest to start honing in my abilities rather than think about what I'm not qualified for and wallowing in self-pity because I'm under-qualified for the positions that are currently available in the job market.
Thank you for this post, I think I really needed this kind of boost to keep from feeling like the end of the world is near.