Well, it’s been about a year since I lost my job – or at least since I realized that my job was not going to last much longer. I never dreamed then that a year would pass without me being able to find work. It used to be that jobs just fell in my lap even when I was hoping for a little time off in between them. My job was always a large part of who I was. Coming home at the end of the day knowing I had accomplished something and done it well always gave me a great sense of satisfaction and made me feel like I had a set of skills that were valued. It’s been kind of a tough year in that respect, and I have to admit that I’m still struggling to replace that sense of accomplishment and self-worth and figure out where I go from here.