Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Resumes and Writing

I worked on my resume yesterday and handed it over to my hubby for review. He's really good at making things like that look professional. In fact, people are always sending them their resumes for a good work over. So, having him look at mine seemed like a good idea.

Until he started laughing.

Imagine my already shrinking ego sinking through the floor.

It wasn't that my resume was bad. Just woefully short. It didn't take up half a page! In my defense I've been blessed to be a stay at home mom for the last 17 years. And even though a sense of humor might be a plus when seeking a job, I don't think Domestic Goddess (followed by a long list of skills acquired over the last few years) would go over well.

Hubby's attempt at appeasing me only made things worse. His words?

"It'll be okay. It's not like you're applying for something big, just retail and you're way over qualified for that."

Not too bad, but what if I wanted to apply for a "real job"? Not that I want to mind you. I'd much rather stay at home and write all day. But can you see how complicated and ridiculous my brain can be? I got mad at him for the statement when I didn't want to work in the first place.

Heads up boys! 80% of women are like this (this is a made up statistic). We just can't help it.

On a more positive note...

Yesterday was the first day back to school for the kids. I did a 'little' cleaning and then sat down to work on Fade Into Me. This is the project I've decided to focus on over the next three weeks. It's the closest to being finished and my goal is to do just that before QueryCon starts in September.

What are your goals for the next week?