This is kind of a follow-up thread to: http://forum.purseblog.com/general-discussion/how-do-you-survive-a-job-you-hate-123315.html Say you've quit that job that you HATE, or have had to move to a different location due to a spouse's relocation... (As is my case...) HOW do you survive unemployment?? I'm *trying not to* complain by any means. I've my DH, and wouldn't change anything about the course of the way things have ended up... It's just that, I am (in the words of Carrie Bradshaw) in a "financial cul-de-sac"... I don't have any money of my own left from what I had saved up... I have been here for 6 months and there is no sign of a job in sight. I'm looking into graduate school, but that's only a temporary fix - its only 2 nights a week and is going to COST me money... A bag obsession is a nice distraction, but obviously costs alot too... The major thing is... I AM BORED beyond belief... I feel like I am just, lost and drifting. Which is a major problem for someone that has ALWAYS had a life plan. What have you done in similiar situations??? What did you do to speed up your career search and fend off boredom?? Any light at the end of the tunnel?