Frustrated with job searching

I know the economy isn’t great right now. I’ve been aware of it for a while but knowing doesn’t really make things easier does it. I’ve spent countless hours searching and applying for jobs, going on interviews, sending thank you notes and waiting to hear anything. Then when I go looking, what do I see? The same job postings for the same positions that I’ve applied for. It is extremely frustrating!  One company even had me waiting while they hired the “team” that I would be working with.  Their offer was so sweet that why wouldn’t I hold out for the job?  Oh I know, it is because they couldn’t get the right people for the team and since the economy is bad, they decided to scrap the whole thing!
So what does an out of work web designer do in between job searches? I do the one thing that I love that doesn’t make me gain weight and allows me to relax.  I take pictures.
I spent some time with a friend who took me up to the mountains of American Fork in Utah.  It was beautiful with the sun shinning and the fresh snow.  The air was crisp with a slight chill but the time I was able to spend shooting pictures and just regrouping was priceless. It always amazes me how much just being out in nature and away from the computer can help me to de-stress. Well, that is until the next crisis happens, or in my case, my garage catching fire.  I’ll write about that later but for now, relax and breathe in the crisp cool air and picture yourself in the mountains with me.

I know the economy isn’t great right now. I’ve been aware of it for a while but knowing doesn’t really make things easier does it. I’ve spent countless hours searching and applying for jobs, going on interviews, sending thank you notes and waiting to hear anything. Then when I go looking, what do I see? The same job postings for the same positions that I’ve applied for. It is extremely frustrating!  One company even had me waiting while they hired the “team” that I would be working with.  Their offer was so sweet that why wouldn’t I hold out for the job?  Oh I know, it is because they couldn’t get the right people for the team and since the economy is bad, they decided to scrap the whole thing!

Sparkling River

Sparkling River

So what does an out of work web designer do in between job searches? I do the one thing that I love that doesn’t make me gain weight and allows me to relax.  I take pictures.

Frozen Lake

Frozen Lake

I spent some time with a friend who took me up to the mountains of American Fork in Utah.  It was beautiful with the sun shinning and the fresh snow.  The air was crisp with a slight chill but the time I was able to spend shooting pictures and just regrouping was priceless. It always amazes me how much just being out in nature and away from the computer can help me to de-stress. Well, that is until the next crisis happens, or in my case, my garage catching fire.  I’ll write about that later but for now, relax and breathe in the crisp cool air and picture yourself in the mountains with me.

Going up American Fork Mountain

Going up American Fork Mountain

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