I lost my job GNA job in 2007 because a co-worker lied to the DON at the nursing home I worked at. Because were not allowed to work in the state with a current GNA license and the DON refused to sign my re-cert app, I missed the deadline and couldn't apply for a new job in my field. I had been certified for 6 yrs prior to that incident. I found a retail job in 2008 but lost it in 2010 and haven't been to work since. I applied for any and everything I could think of thinking I'd bounce back with in a few weeks. Boy was I wrong. No one responded to any of my job inquires...Not one. When I tried to apply for UE they came up with every reason why I couldn't receive it. It got so bad I just stopped looking. I became VERY depressed to the point I wouldn't leave my apt for weeks, I stopped speaking to friends, going out the whole 9. I'm currently about to graduate from my GNA class next Thursday. I'm pretty sure I'll get a job but I've been set back so far I'm basically starting from scratch. I'm preparing for driving class and plan on getting my 1st car. My plan is to go to nursing school to be an RN and then onto grad school to become a Nurse Anesthetist. Lately I've been stressing about planing out my future and getting to a point where I'm myself again. My mom has been very supportive and even paid for my recent training so I could go back to work in my original field. At this point I'm feeling optimistic but I'm still afraid that something will trip me up like it did the last time.