Another snow shower has blanketed the region, making for a beautiful scenic scape but also keeping us indoors. I've found this winter to be the worst part of unemployment because it is much too cold to go for a walk around the block or a bike ride on the trails. Those daily exercises were good for the muscles and soothing for the soul. The bike rides, especially, gave me time to ponder what my next moves would be to find a job.
However, I've found that the winter weather has allowed me to become much more productive in searching for work. And there seems to be more jobs available now that the holidays have passed and companies are more willing to add payroll. That doesn't mean it seems more likely to find a job, but it does appear that more companies are advertising.
So the occasional glance out my office window gives me a gorgeous reprieve from the automated job applications I've been filling out for more than seven months.
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