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Hey, everyone!  I just realized I haven’t made a post in quite awhile.  Sorry about that for all of you who sit on the edge of your seat waiting for me to post a blog every day!  Ha!  So we’ve been super busy with the holiday last weekend, working on getting the kids on the same sleeping and eating schedules, me trying to manage my time and work in between raising kids and running a household.  I know I talked about time management in another post, and just wanted to say that it is definitely a lot harder than it sounds!  I’ve gone for a couple of days at a time without taking a shower, I usually stay in my pajamas until 2 or 3 in the afternoon, and my house is a wreck right now, but I have been making some progress with the job hunt!

I signed up with www.freelancer.com which is a site where you can offer pretty much any type of service you want.  You create a profile describing your experience and your skills, and people post whatever type of services they are looking for.  You can then place a bid on the service, and they choose whichever one they like out of all of the bids.  I haven’t landed a job through them yet, but I’m not giving up.  I’m pretty sure your ratings and reviews from other clients play a big role in getting jobs, and since I don’t have any experience on this site, I don’t have any reviews or ratings yet.  I’m thinking I’m going to have to get some of my friends to post jobs and give me ratings just so I’ll be able to get some legitimate jobs.  That’s not too dishonest, is it?  I’m just trying to be creative here!

I’ve also put some posts on craigslist offering content writing services, tutoring services, and virtual assistant services.  I had one person reply to my post and got so excited, but was quickly let down when I realized it was a marketer trying to sell me something.  I just thought of this idea, and I’m surprised I haven’t thought of it sooner, but I’m going to post something on my Facebook wall telling all of my friends and family what I’m looking for.  You never know who will read it and maybe the perfect opportunity will pop up!

I feel so much pressure to start making money, but I need for whatever job I find to be a good fit for me and my family.  My husband doesn’t seem to mind that my search is taking so long, but it’s starting to drive me crazy!  I was first spending all of my time reading about jobs, so at least I’m taking action now and actively seeking employment through different channels.  I’ve definitely gotten a lot faster at using my computer, that’s for sure!

My body has started to adjust to getting less sleep, and although I’m tired during the day with the kids, my eyes aren’t closing involuntarily anymore, so that’s a good sign!  I’ve always been a hard worker, dedicated to whatever job I’m asked to do, and I’m working just as hard, if not harder, at finding a new opportunity.  Hopefully for all of you other moms out there in the same position, this post will let you know that you’re not alone.  Just stay positive and take action every day and it will eventually pay off!

Gotta run…the kiddos are hitting each other!

-Katie

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