The job market isn't good and I'm in a professional field that has been hit hard. I sent out on line resumes for government positions since they seem to be the only ones advertising in my field. I have a little edge since I used to be in the military and am in this specific field, but I haven't heard ONE word back from anyone. I looked and found a couple of more openings- I'm sure the competition is pretty stiff. I'm happy with my resume the way it is- the format has always gotten interviews for about 1/3 to 1/2 the resumes sent out, depending on the market, so I think that's a pretty good return. I want out of this county but can't go too far away, so I'd prefer just going to the eastern part of VA. Any tips? I've really spoiled myself since difficult child has been out of the home- I spent so many years feeling like a driving force doing what needed to be done. I've been lazy and eating what I want, when I want, etc. This has felt good in a way, but made me feel like such a loser in another way. So, I need to find a good balance between doing what needs to be done, making some changes, and still taking time for myself to just enjoy a few things. I've got a crush on somebody that's out of my league- as if I'm in a position emotionally to pursue anything anyway...and at my age and physical shape and so forth, well, nothing can develop from this, so that's another double-edged sword. LOL! It did remind me that I'm not dead yet. I'm trying hard to shake off remaining depression and put some plans/goals into action, but it isn't easy with the job and housing market the way it is. My therapist says I'm looking and sounding a lot better and she thinks it's preferable for me to move too, but I swear, I feel like I keep hitting a wall every time I put a foot out there and make an effort. It makes me want to just hole up and forget the real world exists. Does anyone else feel this way- or at least understand it?