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Elizabeth - posted on 06/03/2013 ( 15 moms have responded )

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I don't want anyone using "anonymous" as their name when commenting or liking my conversations.

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Carol - posted on 06/06/2013

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Hi Elizabeth,
your post doesn't state how old you are, but we can all relate to that feeling whether being in school listening to the instructor drone on and on about whatever subject matter, and the last thing you remember hearing is your name being called for the answer when you didn't even have your hand up,or the bell ringing to snap you out of it. And then we graduate to what school was preparing us for--the workplace. It always intrigues me when the interviewer asks "so what makes you want to work for this company" or "what makes you the right candidate for this job?" or "what would your previous employers say about you?" These are all loaded questions that you literally have to lie your a-- off because you can't very well say cuz I'm broke, baby needs shoes, car note is late and I can't stay awake when I'm bored to tears. 10 years ago, I was fired from my job and I was upset at first until I decided to make a go of it on my own. I've always been an entrepreneur but I never had enough money to branch out on my own and pay for all the business start-up expense, but in today's every changing technological and social landscape there are so many options for stay at home moms to work from home and according to your interest and your kids schedules. I started out as an eBay seller and after five years of selling from my apt in the countryside, i finally got cabin fever and needed to be around other people, and so i ventured back out, only to find that there weren't alot of choices out there in this job market, and if you really wanted to find work that paid you anything or could hold your interest, you really had to be willing to travel, and that could be hard to do when you have small children. My son is finally grown and I am free to travel and do various freelance jobs outside the home. I also work online marketing products and I still do a little eBay every now and then. The key is though to find what you're interested in and begin to see how you can leverage your skills and interest into a job or gig that pays your living expense while you work on developing it into a career if you want to take it that far and hire others who will work for you and make money for you while you sleep. To read more about my life as a single mom and my adventures of being self employed, click my name t check out my blog. I am currently working on putting together a specific article for stay at home moms. So please bookmark it and check back for updates. In the meantime try to keep your head up. My biggest pet peeve is that I'm dyslexic and I could never bring myself to tell someone that on an interview, for fear the interview would probably end right there, but it would also save us a lot of paperwork in the end.

Deborah - posted on 06/05/2013

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Elizabeth, what state do you live in? You may need to an entrepreneurial lifestyle where you work when you want on something that keeps your interest. My team is expanding into several other states. If you're interested, post a message and I'll contact you. This is not an advertisement - just an offer to help. I understand being bored while working for someone else.

Cassandra - posted on 06/04/2013

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I think you need to connect with your primary care provider to share your experience with low energy to rule out something physical. Checking lab work would be a start. Your PCP may want to review sleep habits and see if you are a candidate for a sleep study. While you are working, make sure you get up from your computer every hour to walk around and stretch. While you look for solutions in the short term, think about a new job or work that you would enjoy, keep you engaged and start job hunting.

Katie - posted on 06/04/2013

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I can most definitely relate. I switched my major several times in college because the more I learned about the career I thought I wanted the more I didn't like it. That is until I found life coaching. It's an amazing career and really a way of living. I received my training through iPEC (ipeccoaching.com) if you wanted to check out coaching at all.

Regardless, I'm sure once you set your intention and find what it is you're passionate about everything else will fall into place!

Elizabeth - posted on 06/04/2013

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Thank Katie! (your first name is the same as my real name, I use my middle name here) just read your profile, you kind of have the life I want. I wake up every morning and do either cardio/ light weight training/ pilates/ or yoga. I have always been very into fitness but never knew how to pursue a career in it. Right now I am still pursuing my bachelors degree in Liberal studies- English, psychology, and history. I don't plan on finding a career in those fields, I just want a degree and those are topics I am interested in. The number one thing I have learned in life is that if I am not interested in something or if I do not love it, I literally just fall out. I fall asleep, I day dream, I hallucinate. The crazy thing though is that my career has been the hardest thing for me to get exactly what I want in. My life has pretty much been everything I want it to be, except for my career. I will say that the root of all my marital issues revolves around my career also, because my husband to be sees how frustrated, stressed, and depressed I am. I just don't know why this aspect of my life is so hard. God has blessed me in that I have the family and home that I have always desired and I found my calling in college, but this "career" thing is a doozy!

Katie - posted on 06/04/2013

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Hi Elizabeth- Bravo to you for being brave enough to post your true thoughts and feelings on here. I'm sure many mommas can relate. Personally, I think today's society is so focused on a paycheck we often forget or dismiss doing things we love. I think this job could serve as a really good example of what you don't want. I'd like to encourage you to make a list of everything you love doing in your life then start your journey to find you a career that involves those things your passionate about... Something that gives you a paycheck, allows you to pay your bills but also gives you a sense of purpose. Discovering what you don't want is the first step, so bravo!! Now go out and get what you do want!! :-)

Elizabeth - posted on 06/04/2013

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Wish me luck!!!!! I sent my resume to a local fashion designer in need off planning coordinator which is basically what I do now except for oil rig designers!!! Sorry for whining about this stuff it is literally the only way to get me through the day.

Amy - posted on 06/03/2013

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It sounds like its psychological to me since it only happens at work. Maybe sitting down with a psychiatrist and trying to find a way to tolerate your job would help until you find something you enjoy more.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 06/03/2013

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Listen, if your family needs the money, you will need to deal with it until you find another job. But if you are not willing to look for another job, then figure out a way to start enjoying it.

Elizabeth - posted on 06/03/2013

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I exercise every single morning, 7 days a week, I'm militant about my diet (even stopped eating gluten) and I over dosed on vitamins recently, so I had to take a break on those. It basically comes down to sitting at a desk sucks.

This also used to happen to me in school. Math class in high school and any class in college that worked with numbers. I also happen to work with a lot of numbers now. I used to be prescribed to Adderall because my doctor assumed it was ADD, now no one is sure. I'm just sick of it. I'm literally freezing cold right now too and shaking. Is it possible to hate something this much? I should feel blessed that I even have a job but when I try to enjoy it, I end up just enjoying socializing with my coworkers rather than getting anything else done.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 06/03/2013

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If you hate your job, start looking for a new one.

However, if this is only happening at work, there are some things that you can do, diet/exercise/vitamins that will mitigate the feelings of sleepiness until you DO find something that you look forward to more than your current employment

~♥Little Miss - posted on 06/03/2013

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Find a new job. Go through and agency and see what they can find for you. You don't have to leave your job until you find another one.

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