Who would have thunk it? Here I am approaching 35 too rapidly to believe and my life is changing AGAIN!!!
Allow me to introduce myself. I am using my alter ego, Hootiemomma35 for the purpose of this blog. This is a nickname that I acquired in high school and it stuck. I am a single mother to one beautiful little kindergartener princess. We live in a tiny little house in a quaint little neighborhood in Overland Park, Kansas which is a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri. I have never been married and I have as of this moment been single for 5 years. (Aahhh!!!) I moved to Florida in 2001 and returned home from my big adventure in 2005 with my daughter and my bachelor’s degree.
For the past 11 years I have been assisting attorneys as a paralegal. The last year has been so difficult. Changes in my department, changes in my attitude, resulting in changes in my desire to retain my safe, cushy office job. Fight or flight. I had my own office with my own secretary. I gave it all up and resigned from my position. Why did I resign? Many reasons. Most of all, unhappyness on my part. So begins my unemployment.
Here I am, a single mother who receives no child support, with a mortgage, a car payment, two dogs, no income, and no clue what to do next.
First things first. I was eligible to collect unemployment and I cashed in my 401k. The very day I quit my job I began my employment search. I failed to take into consideration what I want to do with my life. I just hit the web running. Much to my surprise, there isn’t a lot out there for someone with my exact skill set. While my credentials are impressive, stable job history, Bachelor’s degree….there isn’t anything that fits my specific qualifications or salary expectations.
So three months into the unemployment adventure, I answered a Craigslist ad to drive a cab. So it begins. My blog about being a Single mother trying to make it as a cab driver. What will happen? Subscribe to my blog to find out!