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Join This Job Search Summit

When I was unemployed Work It Daily (paid membership site) was my main source of career support. I developed lasting online friendships with other people and with the founder J.T. O’Donnell.

I learned a lot about job searching by attending daily coaching sessions and while job searching was no fun, these online group sessions were enjoyable because of the bonding that took place. We encouraged one another.

Well J.T. and her team are extremely busy due people unceremoniously being dumped into the unemployment line.

This Tuesday, July 28th, J.T. and her team are going to be hosting a one day job search summit from 10 a.m. – 4:30 a.m. Eastern (7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Pacific) where you will learn everything you need to know about resumes, LinkedIn profile, cover letters, interview prep, and online networking for job search.

The cost – $10.00

Yes, only $10.00 for a vast amount of information needed to conduct an effective job search.

So if you or anyone you know is currently unemployed pass this link on to them.

Disclaimer: All links are non-affiliate. I will receive no commission or other compensation for sharing this link. I am doing this because I know the fear and downright terror of being unemployed and want to help. J.T. has no advance knowledge of this post and will find out about it when it goes live.

God bless J.T., her team and all the attendees at the summit on Tuesday.

(P.S. — I attended an online session where J.T. taught about blogging which gave me the knowledge and support I needed in starting JoyReturns.)

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to encourage widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s used those skills while managing call center teams, co-facilitating a grief support group, and helping small businesses with various writing and administrative assignments. Michele is a bookworm, and a lover of history, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com

Opinion: Excellence In Fear-Mongering

Disclaimer: This is my opinion based on the current Covid-19 situation here in Ohio. As a widow, you need to pay some attention to the news (for God’s sake do not watch it 24/7) and form your own opinions about various topics. It is part of moving forward with a new life.

Our “beloved” Governor Dewine gave an excellent fear mongering speech yesterday evening. I am sure most Ohioans are now convinced that unless you are wearing a mask, you will get Covid-19 and instantly drop dead.

The population in our state is 11.7 million and as of 6:46 p.m. today – 15 July 2020 – 3,069 residents have passed away from Covid (providing those stats are correct). Yes, every death is sad and there are a lot of people grieving the loss of their loved ones and the relationship they had with them. But 3,069 out of 11.7 million is worth a possible mandatory mask mandate and a potential 2nd shutdown? Was this even worth the first shutdown?

He compared us to Florida but he did not mention that Florida’s numbers are skewed. So if their numbers are skewed, then other state’s figures are probably skewed.

We are to wear masks, however, they are not mandatory yet. Will your mask stop the virus? About as much as my chain link fence stops mosquitoes.

I do not get why We The People do not understand that if you comply with wearing a mask, the government will come back and use fear to get us to comply with something else. Give them an inch of your freedom and they will very quickly take a mile and eventually all of our freedom.

Masks are just the starting point.

That being said, will I comply with our governor’s request to voluntarily wear a mask?

Yes.

Mask worn by Jason from the Friday the 13th horror movie series.

What else did you expect from an opinionated, history lover who has unwavering faith in what the founding fathers did because they laid down a very firm foundation in God.

Remember, Our Constitution was created to restrain government and not restrain We The People.

Prayer for the Governor

I believe in praying for our leaders because the Bible calls us to do it. Is it painful to pray for people I do not like? Extremely. But I do it anyway.

Dear Holy, Gracious and Loving Heavenly Father,

Thank you for being Holy, Gracious, and Loving. Please do some serious work on Governor DeWine’s heart and educate him about how numbers are being skewed. Make him understand the long-term damage done to Ohio with the first shutdown and that a second shutdown will do even more damage.

In Jesus’ name I pray,

Amen.

Related Reading: Where Ohio’s Covid-19 Strategy Went Wrong by Dave Zanotti / American Policy Roundtable

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to encourage widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s used those skills while managing call center teams, co-facilitating a grief support group, and helping small businesses with various writing and administrative assignments. Michele is a bookworm, and a lover of history, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com.

My New Housemate

The last major house repair Joe did was install a Frigidaire Gallery series dishwasher in 2007 during either late summer or early fall. It was a workhorse. It held up to whatever we put it through.

Until last November when it finally gave up the ghost. It would still run but not fill with water. I thought “Great, just in time for cold and flu season.” Then the pandemic hit, so colds and flu became the least of my concerns.

I could not swing a new dishwasher so I started saving up for it. I almost bought one but decided car insurance and the house payment were more important.

Then I got my stimulus check and headed for the local appliance store during their Memorial Day sale. I started looking at the Gallery series again but got a deal on this Bosch Ascent as it was a closeout. My only requirement was it had to be white to match my other appliances. Also, my kitchen is the size of a postage stamp so no dark colors to make the kitchen look smaller.

It was finally installed last Friday and I have done numerous loads. Most everything in the kitchen it is getting run through the dishwasher to be thoroughly cleaned and sterilized. It’s so quiet I have to put my hand on it to make sure it has a pulse (starts-up). It does make a little bit of noise when running but nothing that would wake the dead.

I feel so much better now that dishes are not being left in the dish drainer to air dry or that I am having to hand dry.

It’s amazing what things excite you in life. Whoever thought I would get this excited over a dishwasher?

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to encourage widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s used those skills while managing call center teams, co-facilitating a grief support group, and helping small businesses with various writing and administrative assignments. Michele is a bookworm, and a lover of history, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com

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