Well, I am exactly 1 week away from "celebrating" my one year anniversary of being laid off and unemployed.
52 weeks. 365 days. All without a job or any type of income (except that tiny bit of Unemployment Insurance that barely covered my apartment rent and utilities bill each month).
This is quite an accomplishment, if you think about it. I am the only person from my former company to have lasted this long without running home to mommy and daddy for support. Sure the parents have begged me to move back to Houston and save my money by living with them. Up until I looked at my bank account this morning, I never gave it a moment's thought.
Anyways, I'm turning to the BBS to ask how I should commemorate, quite possibly, the bleakest moment of my life.
Anything involving alcohol became very played out after the third week. So that's out of the question. For those smart alecs who will tell me to "Find a job"... well I've tried for 52 weeks and have had NO SUCCESS! I'm at my wit's end and the future is not looking bright folks. I even tried to get a measly job working at video stores and grocery stores. One look at my resume and the managers knew I would bolt for a real job very quickly. They basically laughed at me.
Back to the premise of this thread... How to mark the day? Knowing that money is the tightest it has ever been in my life, how would you recommend I "celebrate" 1 week from today?
I'm open to any and all suggestions! (Plausible or not, of course!)
By the way, I would like to thank many of you for making this past year all the more bearable. Geez listen to me... I sound like I'm accepting an Oscar or something!