Monday, May 12, 2014

Miss Moon's Musings About: Job Searching

I very much wanted to step away from my hiatus to share an amazing lesson I've learned about job searching, and about patience. You all know I am a firm believer in sharing a good thing! ;)

I've been unemployed for over six months now, and have consistently looked for a new opportunity in that time. I have had interviews, and although I've had great conversations and the people I've met with seemed to like me, I haven't found a match just yet. In the past, I would take job loss as a sign that I need to look for something new: a job that will motivate and challenge me, and give me the opportunity to gain something I value tremendously... wisdom. So with a clear idea of what type of job I desire, I would start my journey.

Obviously anything worth obtaining doesn't always happen immediately, Intellectually, I know this... but when it takes too long I allowed my own fear of failure to stop me. I would panic, take "just any job": one that offers no fulfillment or security just for the sake of being employed. It never ends up well and a year or two later... I am back where I am today. Jobless and looking for an ideal situation.

No more of this. This time around... I'm sticking to my guns. I will not deviate from my plan. I know with all the certainty of a zealot that somewhere in NYC there is a company looking for someone with everything I have to offer. And in return, the company will give me the challenge and opportunity to grow I am looking for. It will be a great match.

I used to think that job searching was like a crap shoot. You roll the dice and hope to win. Now I am starting to see the experience as cultivation. Each application, each resume sent is a seed you plant. You nourish each seed with patience, optimism and with the knowledge that you deserve to receive the opportunity you desire. And in time, you will most certainly reach the harvest you have toiled for. I believe and have faith it will happen for me. And if it can happen for me, it can definitely happen for those of you like me who are on the same path! Keep trying!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Checking In...

Hey Everybody!

As I am sure you all know, Miss Moon's Musings has been on hiatus for the last several months. This is because I am presently without internet access in my house.

Last summer, the frequent rain caused leaking in our apartment, which resulted in two large gaping holes in our ceiling. Our living room ceiling wasn't the only fatality as our home computer (and the modem) was totally fried as well. The holes are still very present on the ceiling as I write these words... Seriously.

My family and I were hoping that we would move out by the end of last year, but I also received a giant middle finger from the Universe in the form of losing my job. After putting my health scare on a shelf for the sake of pitching in and being loyal to my former employer... they kicked me to the curb, along with countless others.

Fast Forward to March, I am still stuck in this apartment that shows no signs of being repaired any time soon, I am diligently searching for a great job, and most importantly I am working on myself. I believe that a lot of the hardships that have come is a sign that I need to focus on what I am doing to create struggle. I am committed to breaking some negative patterns in my life. I feel like this could be my last chance to start over... and I really don't want to screw it up. I am working on a major life overhaul, and despite missing the blog, I need to really put my focus on fixing this mess.

So Miss Moon's Musings will continue to be on hiatus for the time being. You can feel free to keep in touch with me on Instagram, Twitter, and of course, the Miss Moon's Musings FaceBook page, as I am always on Instagram and Twitter (Especially on "Scandal" night! lol) and have vowed to be more active on Facebook as well.

I really just wanted to check in and say that I'm alive and that Miss Moon's Musings is NOT dead!!!

Miss Moon's Musings

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Wanna Wanna Wednesdays...Ashley Stewart's Batik Swing Tank

How adorable is this sweet little top ($24.15, Ashley Stewart)? I could definitely see myself rocking this with a skirt for these dog days of summer... or pairing it with a blue blazer and jeans for the fall.

How would YOU rock the Batik Swing Tank?!? Leave a comment with your outfit suggestions!!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Music Therapy with Miss Moon

"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles."
~ Audrey Hepburn

"Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it."
~ Groucho Marx

" Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life."
~ Omar Khayyam

In May, what was intended to be a routine check up with my new doctor turned into months of fear, worry, and anxiety. He called me and said that there was something wrong with my blood tests, and that my white blood cell count was unusually high. He couldn't say why, but that further tests was needed. In subsequent visits the doctor did very little to assure me or give me some idea what could be the problem. I did what most people (FOOLISHLY!) would do in that situation, and took to the internet to look into what could cause this abnormality. And I ended up scaring the hell out of myself in the process.

So for these past few months, I lived with this fear not far from my thoughts: Am I sick? Am I dying? What would my family do? Will I be a burden on them? And with the stress I gained twelve pounds, upped my cigarette smoking to a pack a day, and discovered two new gray hairs rest comfortably on Miss Mooch.

All of this worry was immediately alleviated when I went to see the Hematologist. He saw my fear, he saw the tension and spoke to me like I mattered. He said I did not have Leukemia (Which was the biggest fear, as I have a family history!) and whatever the cause... it was not life threatening! I wept with relief when I heard those words.

This journey is not over... there are still test results to look into, and I still have to figure out how I can get this resolved and fast. But in the meantime, I am going to express gratitude for each breath that I take, and each step that I make each day.

For this week's song choice for Music Therapy with Miss Moon, I wanted to pick a happy, upbeat song that reflects the state of mind I am in... I am ready to get my life back on track! I am ready to get back to everything I had set out to do on my path before I got stuck in this fog of fear! With the lyrics included in the video, I hope you all will celebrate with me to "Coolin' in the Streets" by Andra Day with a bit of help by Ziggy Marley!!