Thursday, February 16, 2012

Finding a Job

Guest post written by my buddy Aldo Mays

Last year I decided that I wanted to go back to work after 10 years of being a stay at home mom. I was scared, and I knew that finding a job would be tough. The economy is already bad, and when you factor in my 10 years if inactivity in the professional world, my chances of getting a job were pretty grim. I knew I needed to do something untraditional if I wanted to succeed. A friend of mine who is a freelance writer said she would send me some work, and I thought that was a great way to get started. I’m a good writer, and then I could at least put something recent on my resume. The one problem is that I didn’t have an internet connection at home, so I had to get wild blue and then I could get started. So far things have worked out. My friend sends me a set of prompts to write about every week, and then I send back the completed files. I feel lucky to have such a great job where I can work from home and I set my own hours. I’m glad I’m not bogged down by a traditional desk job.

A gift

My got this really baby stuff from my friend in Scotland. I was surprised to receive the package in the mail three weeks ago as I didn't expect her to send stuff for my baby. But that was really nice of her. My birthday is next week. She sent the gift too soon because she had a bad experience with the mail before. She sent me a package and it took a month until I receive. This time the gift arrived earlier than she thought. Anyhow, I was really thankful for giving these Marks and Spencers baby clothes and shoes.