Feeling like we have done a 360 and we are back where we started. Two years ago the hubs lost his job, somewhat unexpectedly. We have recently returned into the unemployment pool, and I talked about it a bit on this post and this post.
One thing that is different this time around is we have prepared for it. Since we are on our 100% Debt Free Journey, we have been slaving away at trying to pay off the real estate debts we have. I am going to do an update post next week on our progress, but here is my last post I wrote several months ago.
It is never pleasant and can be scary to lose a job, whether being fired, laid-off or thing’s just closing up shop. It just isn’t something you want to go through. When the hubs lost his job two years ago, it was scary and hard. We were just starting our debt free journey and it felt like a major road block. It is kind of important to have a pay check when you are trying to pay off debt! J
Although tension has been higher than normal around here the hubs and I both agree, that this time around we are calmer and feel confident that the future holds great things.
Our monthly expenses are minimal, because we have scaled back so much. We do have a small rental income and I do have the opportunity to substitute teach here and there. I guess what I am trying to say is that we have done what ever we can to prepare for this. Despite not wanting it a part of our lives, our preparation is making things a bit less stressful.
Over the past year we have been aggressively job searching, knowing his former job was not the right fit anyhow. We have not landed a job yet, but there are great things on the horizon. I can feel it in my bones. We have networked and have made some great connections. We believe one of these connections is will lead us to a new job and possibly a new home and city!
We have many new places on the radar. We listed 12 cities right now (4 of which are still in
that we have a possibility of a job. The
remainder of the jobs are in: Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Nevada and California. The hubs has an interview this week with one
our top picks.
We are welcoming all good thoughts and any prayers you can throw our way!!
Happily Hoping for New Employment.
P-S- if you have any leads in Public Accounting please let me know!