My 2009 by the Numbers

January 3, 2010



5ยฝ months without any job (and I am not counting December 2008)
6 on-site interviews for full-time positions
0 full-time job offers
2 contract jobs held
1 contract job fled, even though they promised a full-time position
1000’s of dollars in help from parents
47 years old and still needing money from parents โ€” a bitter pill

1 pet died
1 neighbor died unexpectedly, leaving her widower an empty shell
1 best friend committed suicide

102 postings by me here on blog one another
763 comments here (half are my replies) โ€” thank you!
6 comments by me on our church’s forums
2 postings I initiated on our church’s forums
0 arguments with our church leadership

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Jon Reid

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.

4 responses to My 2009 by the Numbers

  1. i love it jon. thanks for sharing.

  2. there’s some hard stuff to have to go through listed here and i’ve seen some of it myself in my own life.
    i just want you to know that i’m reading and enjoying. be blessed.

  3. Ang,
    Thanks. But I am waiting for your list of numbers. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Ian, thank you! I appreciate your blessing.
    And you may recognize this: God has drawn us closer through the trials รขโ‚ฌโ€ so much so that my wife & I can honestly say to each other, “It was worth it.”