It’s been a minute since I last wrote or published anything for Brette’s Bliss because I’ve been moving (and a few other factors). I decided to move for a variety of reasons, primarily for more career opportunities. As I wrote in my “I wasn’t prepared for life after college” post, finding a job after graduation has been incredibly difficult and I know I could attribute that to a lack of industry in the location I was living in and the distance between me and the jobs I was applying for. I haven’t had a job interview since September 2019! To say that sucks is an embarrassing understatement.
Now while moving might feel like an extreme change, something I kind of advised against in my getting motivated and tiny changes post, but it was really my only option at this point. I was working a wonderful yet ultimately unfulfilling part-time job and struggling to find a second part-time job (or a full-time anything) to afford living in the area. I wasn’t having any luck with jobs outside of the area (or in the area for that matter) and knew I was going to have to do something big before I ran out of money. I decided moving back in with my parents was really my only option and while I had thought about doing that later in 2020 (closer to June or July) I decided kind of last minute in 2019 to move back before the beginning of 2020.
I made this decision with the urging of my mom and the suggestion from my general manager during a “check in” type meeting in November. I had already been considering it and had planned on moving eventually, but we all know eventually doesn’t actually mean anything much like “soon” , “whenever”, and “anytime”. It’s almost like I needed approval and a bit of a push to make the decision and in true Brette style, I jumped right in and did it quickly so I couldn’t talk myself out of it.
So over the Holidays my parents came down and we packed me and my cats up and moved me back to the Portland area. As funny as it is, they are moving again this summer, so I’m only in this house for about six or seven months before its time to pack up again. Hopefully I will have a full-time job by then.
In the jobs prospects, I’m focusing on content related positions in the Portland area. I moved because it felt like my last option if I wanted to find a full-time job before I need to start paying off my student loans in the next few months. So I am officially unemployed, living literally in my parent’s basement, and trying to figure out what to do with my life next in the midst of job applications. I’m genuinely exhausted from all of this but the world keeps turning in spite of it and we all have to keep moving forward and making things out of our situations. When we can take action, we definitely should and this applies to all aspects of our lives.