uts food on the table - and you're right, it is hard to hear that. But it's the truth.
And I really like your way of looking at it: cracked open, spilling cake batter all over. I love cake.
Maureen Sharib said:Look for a part-time job in retail or fast food. Babysit or pet-sit. Drop the perception that you have to be recruiting to earn an income in the short term.This is great advice but hard for many to hear. The part you said earlier about swallowing your ego is apt. Rather than swallowing it, though, (it might give one indigestion!) Claudia, how about letting it crack open, like an egg, and letting the contents spill out? That's when new cakes get baked!