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Today I’m Officially Out of A Job…Now What?

Got some bad news today.

For those of you who didn’t know, I earn most of my money through freelance writing content and designing and setting up social media accounts. For the last couple of months, I’ve been working with three major clients, and this put pretty good money in my pocket. But, today all of these contracts ended quickly with no explanation; (this normally happens when working remotely with companies in another country.) All they told me was they no longer have contracts with their clients and have to start cutting back. So, I’m officially out of a job and will be living off my past earnings for the next couple of weeks.

I’m sure many of you will be reading this post because you can all relate to how hard it is to secure a job and keep it when living with bipolar because you have to deal with the constant stress and anxiety of a brand new work  environment. Sometimes, it’s hard to handle the workload and committent of being up everyday going to a job you might not be passionate about. As a matter of fact, this is why I started to work online finding contracts. But, now I’m back to zero because I have no work as of right now.

For the last two days, I did think about applying for jobs through human resources (HR) agencies because I’m kind of in panic mode. Maybe, I might even become an Uber driver because of the extra cash that will help me in paying the biils, and it’s flexible at the same time.

But, as mentioned, I do have some money saved up, which will allow me to pay the neccessities for the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, here’s my game plan:

The Game Plan

I’m going to do what I know best, which is research online for ways to make money via networking with bloggers, freelance networks, and send out emails to see if I can find work writing content or marketing. I have experience in both of these areas. But, here’s what I’m going to do differently…

I’m going to be sharing my progress with all of you so you can apply the same methods in finding work for yourselves.

Here are two reasons why I’ve decided to do this:

First, the obvious, that is I know how hard it is for some people living with bipolar to find steady work. Trust me, I’m one of them, which is why I decided to pursue online (work-from-home) jobs. I want to help people by providing motivation, and teach them some of the things I know, and what better way then on my own blog.

Secondly, I was on the Career & Work section of forums.psychcentral.com and noticed people are truly unhappy with their job situation. For example, here’s a few threads that caught my eye:

In the end, it’s about helping people who face the same struggles as you, so I’ll provide whatever kind of support possible. I think it will be a great journey for everyone and a great time to share each others’ experience(s) and/or progress at the same time.

Now, here’s four questions for everyone. Please share.

What is your current work situation? Are you struggling to find work? Have you ever tried working from home? Are you looking to change careers?


BipolarDigest
Helping others beat bipolar disorder. After living with Bipolar for over 16 years, I have self-educated myself to come up with creative ways to live a normal productive life. It`s time to give back by helping others transform!
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