Friday, April 30, 2010

Mercury Madness and May Mojo

I must admit, I’m pretty excited about the arrival of May and the return of Mercury into its proper orbit. You see, the planet will be in retrograde until May 11 and I have been secretly blaming job search communication breakdowns on this fact. Take today, for example. It took me 4 grand tries to successfully submit a very long application for a recruiting agency. And yesterday, my husband and I took a test with the U.S. Census bureau for potential temporary work, and his test just mysteriously disappeared at the end. The administrator couldn’t find it anywhere and had to assume that someone must have swiped it (hopefully by accident.) It has been a job communications slowdown, my friends, and I am here to tell you that we’re not to blame!

Weeks like this past one remind me of times in my life when I’ve just kept trying to move forward in the same direction no matter what the situation. Sometimes we get blocked for a reason, I believe. Maybe we’re going in a wrong direction, or new opportunities are waiting on the outskirts of our previous expectations. Maybe we just need to slow down for a while, or learn to be patient, or find new ways to dismantle the walls in our life and build ourselves new.

So, May 1st begins tomorrow and I am giving this shout out into the universe: Here I come, job! I’m tearing down those employment walls, sending good communication vibes into the cosmos and planning for success very soon now. You just try to stop me this time;)


  1. I spent four months looking for a job once I finished seminary. I sent out over 100 resumes. It'll come. But, that doesn't make the waiting any easier.

  2. Hey Elise,

    Just wanted to say I'm enjoying reading your blog. I've been looking for a job almost as long as you now (since I got back from Peace Corps last Fall) and I have to constantly be reminding myself that it'll come. It's easy to get discouraged and hard to keep up morale, but if you give up you'll never get what you're looking for. I don't know what your experience in Peace Corps was, but I think one of the best lessons I learned was that patience is key. So I'm trying to remember that. Good luck!

    Meg Munroe

  3. I love your blog. It gives me hope and inspiration everyday for the difficult journey we are both on. Amazing woman, I know that you are meant for greatness.

    In addition, if you want to earn more money than you have ever dreamed, email me at greatmoneymaker@gmail.com. I will email you back a brochure that contains all the info. you need to earn more than $1000.00 a day right from your own home.

    Lastly, always remember, wings are meant for flying so get flapping!


  4. You go girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Just so that everyone knows, the comment from Mark about greatmoneymaker@gmail.com was a joke from my adoring husband. Please don't actually email them!