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Taking a Break

I’m going to be taking a break from the business side of art for a few months and just do art for me. My schedule at my full-time job, which I must have¬†to pay the bills, leaves little time for the necessities of life… like sleep, time with my family, and art. The stress of it all is making it so I am getting sick frequently. So, I’m dropping a few things in order to recuperate. I will still post new art on occasion¬†and I will pop in to my favorite sites every now and again. My plan is to get back into my quest towards becoming a professional artist no later than the start of the new year. For now, I’ll be focusing on staying healthy and stress-free (or at least stress-reduced).

Cheers

Finding Work

Two weeks after Taliesin was born I was laid off. It was both heartbreaking and a relief. I love working in the field of archaeology, but I was worried how I would be able to continue travelling so often with an infant at home and a working husband.

It has been seven months and I still do not have a job. I relish the time I have been able to spend with my son. It has been a gift. Unfortunately, we cannot afford for me to be a stay at home mom.

I have been applying to jobs from the day I was laid off. I have had very few responses from potential employers. Competition is fierce with so many people unemployed. I was told by one employer that they had several hundred applicants for one position. My experience is so specialized at first glance. The reality is that I had to do a variety of tasks to perform my job. I don’t think I have been successful at presenting this in my resume.

It is time to go back to the drawing board and see if I can create a resume that better reflects my experience.