Tag Archives: unemployment

Ingredients for quinoa pancakes

Comfort Choc-ful Pumpkin Loaf + Nutty Quinoa Pancakes

Recipes for Choc-ful Pumpkin Loaf + Nutty Quinoa pancakes follow this entry. I’ve been writing this post since Thursday. I first began working on the content for this post (in my mind and through baking) on Tuesday. It is amazing how much has changed since then and how also this post has changed. Originally I’d […]

Honey cake and crumbs

Honey cake + Challah

Recipe for Honey Cake follows at the end of the post. This past erev Shabbat I made challah and honey cake because it was also erev Yom Kippur. On Friday after sundown, we entered into 26-hours of fasting and atonement on the holiest day of the year in the Jewish calendar.  “For on this day […]

a piece of cake?

Sometimes, feeling afraid causes us to stop living. But the opposite is equally true: fully living causes us to feel afraid. It takes us into new territory. It pushes us to our limits. It causes us to grow and to change and to leave old, beloved things behind. We end up in the middle of […]


Has it really been since May since I’ve last blogged? Wow. There’s continued to be much change in the past few months. It’s been difficult and easy, saddening and joyous. I’ve been focusing a lot on me-who I am in the world, who I want to become, and how I would like to contribute. I’ve […]

Time flies

It feels like ages have past since I last blogged. At the very least, I’ve aged literally and figuratively. Over the past couple of weeks I’ve passed a new age marker and find myself firmly set in my 30s. I like this. My 20s were fine years- a little busy at times but filled with […]

Overqualified and “underachieving”

I received a call today from a person who encouraged me to apply for a job within her organization. She noted they had a strong internal candidate who ultimately interviewed for and received the position. I wasn’t invited in for an interview. Why? Because I am overqualified. It’s funny to me that after over five […]

Celebrating the reality check

The last couple of weeks have been very busy. On my journey in unemployment, I have been asked to participate by the Commonwealth of MA in all of the services available unemployed people. This meant that last week I was required to attend a career services seminar, and then I was randomly selected to become […]