So a couple months ago I got laid off from my job. The good thing is…yeah, actually there is no good thing really. Pretty much all bad.
I don’t know if I would call this a “Good Thing” but instead just a “Not Bad Thing” is that I have gotten a lot done on the house. Katie loves that. She likes to say something in the morning like “Man, we really need to get this trim done” Then she leaves for work and when she comes home it is magically done.
Except it’s not magic. It is me slaving away all day. You’re welcome Katie!!!
I got this island finished. I refinished the cabinets, extended the counter top so that it has an overhang, and then did a concrete overlay on the top and added legs. I also ran power to it and put our microwave into the side of it.
So…back to the job thing. I need one of those.
I’ll be really honest, I didn’t think it would take me this long to find my next job. I have good experience, I am devastatingly handsome, and I am a pretty smart guy. I don’t know…maybe I’m delusional. At the very least I know the good looking part is true. Katie confirmed.
I worked at a very solid 90-year-old company for 5 years, then took a risk and went to work for a startup in NKC. Now I am wanting to work my way back into something a little bit more stable…you know, with crazy stuff like “benefits” and “job security”. I might go off and go all 6% OF MY SALARY INTO A 401K!!! #oldmanstuff
It’s honestly pretty tempting to sell our house as we get close to finishing it up. Any takers?! I was trying to convince Katie to get her real estate license, to which she lovingly replied “I ALREADY HAVE A JOB.” Touché. Still not giving up on that idea though.
Here is how you can help:
My resume and information are available at TrentRaines.com. You probably know some powerful person who hires people. So you can just take 10 seconds and send them an email with my website and say “This guy is looking for a job!” You might even throw in a few superlatives such as: Valuable, Impressive, Smart, Rapidly Receding Hairline…you get it.
It’s funny how shameful it is to go through hard things. Being unemployed, working through marriage problems, dealing with addictions, feeling lonely and friendless…whatever it is that is going on in your life that you are ashamed of. Here is a simple truth…It happened, so it was God’s plan. Why is there ANY shame in that? God is God, you are not.
I decided to write this post because I want to fight that feeling of shame. I’m choosing to move forward and sharing our life helps me do that. Also…I am really sick of eating beans and rice.