Hey everyone..!

  
Spent today painting and replying to job ads on Craigslist. 

Also been having a lot of fun with my “Vine” account…

If you haven’t yet had a chance to check me out on Vine yet, I really encourage you to do so…

I’m posting videos all the time..!

They’re pretty awesome too..!!

So check out @joepguerrero

Oh and in case you want to see what I’ve been up to paint wise…

  
  
A couple of projects I’ve got going on…

Thanks to those who have hit me up for painting and other art work…

Remember, if there is something you have in mind that you might want created, I can be reached at joepguerrero2@gmail.com

Hit me up because I’d love the opportunity and I am struggling to make it out here…

Thanks.

I hope to hear from you and please also check out @joepguerrero on Vine…

Joewriteshiswrongs is slowly but surely taking off and it’s because of all of you that it is possible!

You rock..!

Have a great Halloween..!

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Trying to overcome anxiety and utilize my art

Yesterday I really didn’t do anything job hunt related…

I didn’t get a chance to talk with any employers or fill out any applications…

Honestly, I dealt with quite a bit of anxiety instead.

I literally felt like all I wanted to do was barricade myself inside this apartment because it was like I was scared to go outside.

I felt worthless because of that.

To combat the anxiety, I spent the day doing one of the only things that seemed to help…

I painted.


This was the piece that I worked on.

This was my therapy.

I thought to myself, what if I’m not able to get a job. Or even able to really function in society normally.

You know, I shoot these videos and I might seem fine like I’m adjusting well…

But that’s because it’s really just me and the camera…

It’s when I’m out in the world around people and  in public that I start freaking out.

I don’t know how to make that go away either.

Or get better.

So we’ll see…

I just wanted to put that out there because I don’t want it to seem like I’m procrastinating.

Or like I’m trying to make excuses for why I haven’t yet found employment…

I’m still just as hopeful that I’ll find a job as I am that I’ll be able to function in public and around people again without first breaking into a panic.

But in the meantime, I’m going to take easy…

One day at a time…

Oh, and I’m also going to paint and draw…

A lot.

Maybe I could paint or draw something for you..!

Hey maybe we could help each other..!

I could paint or draw something awesome for you, and in return you could help me a little…

Financially, I mean.

Because to be honest with you…

I’m pretty broke.

So how about paintings… Anything you want…

$50.00

High Quality on a real canvas ready to be frame.


Or maybe an awesome drawing… Maybe a cartoon or a caricature of someone…

$10.00




Help support a starving artist…

A guy home after years in prison trying to change his life for the better.

You can reach me by email at joepguerrero2@gmail.com if you have something in mind that you might like me to create for you.

Thank you.

And I hope to hear from you.

Check out joe on “Vine” Plus an update..!

Joewriteshiswrongs has now expanded its social media reach to include the 8 second video sharing platform “Vine.”

This makes it a lot easier for me to upload videos and give you more direct and up to the minute accounts of what’s going on with ol Joe here.

So please check my Vine account under Joe P Guerrero…

At least until I figure out how to link that to joewriteshiswrongs.com.

More to come later…

I still have to tell you all about the little to nothing that happened on my job quest yesterday…

Oh, well I guess I kinda did just tell you about it huh..?

Little to nothing to report with that.

Went to one place and was told to come back next week. So maybe there will be something that comes from that…

Had another place I emailed respond to me telling me to come in and fill out an application…

But I couldn’t make it over there in time because it was like 3 cities away.

Also met my probation officer for the first time yesterday.

Yesterday was the first meeting I had with her…

All the other times I’ve been going to probation…

Those times were either just orientation or classes I have to take…

But like I said, met my p.o. Yesterday, and I can’t believe I’m saying this, but…

she is a human being… 

A nice human being.

Not some robot I thought she might be who was eager to rush me right back off to prison.

So kudos for that.!

Also just got off the phone with social services about possibly getting some assistance…

And if you want to see how that went, well you’ll have to check out joe p Guerrero on Vine for the video..!

Other than that hoping for a great day…

Hoping that all of you have a great day too..!

Let’s make today really matter.

Let’s make it productive and awesome..!

Check back soon and take care..!

Joe at work on joewriteshiswrongs…

   
So this is what it’s like for me after a long day now just trying to put something together at the end of it…

Something to recount all that transpired throughout the course of the day…

Something to let you know what I accomplished…

Or what I didn’t, and wished that I did.

Regardless of what the day brings…

The ups the downs…

It’s here for all of you to witness as I consider myself the test subject for the experiment of whether or not a man can get out of prison after nearly a decade and make something happen for himself…

I’m driven, for sure, to make it.

Job hunt update, plus probation…

Ok…

So here is an update on how my first day of job hunting went…

Not good.

Well, so, I went and filled out only one application in person.

Basically, I was just walking down the street near where I live and also where there are a ton of marine industries and I was looking for this one place in particular…

But on the way there, I passed by this other place…

A fish packing company…

And they were on break so there were a bunch of guys just sitting around.

I walked up and started talking with one of the guys .

I asked him what kind of work they did, and he told me..

“Fish packing…”

I asked what kind of money they made and if he thought they might be hiring…

He said “shit,” for money…

And that I should just go in and fill out an application.

So I did.

I went in and damn near had a PANIC ATTACK due to lack of exposure for so many years..!

But I filled out the application none the less…

Expressing that I had no prior job experience for the last 7 years due to the fact I was incarcerated…

So because of that, and when it came to the desired salary…

I put that big ol’ $8.00/hour.

Hey, if I do somehow get the job, its a start right..?

After that traumatic little experience, I walked to a marine lumber yard that was also in the area.

I talked with the owner…

But they weren’t hiring. He told me I could keep checking back with him, though.

That pretty much wrapped up the extent of my “in person” job hunting adventures for the day…

I didnt make it to the temp agencies that I wanted too.

But I did get some exposure to what its like to be back out in the world and talking to people about jobs.

I did also check into Craigslist list and emailed a couple of job opportunities there as well.

So that was it on the job hunt.

I guess not too bad for the first day.

Then I had to go to my probation to start a class.

yay..!

So I go to this class, and I actually was looking forward to it because I knew there, I would be around others who were just like me…

Coming out of prison, and trying to get their lives together.

So maybe there I would find some work leads…

And thanks to these two awesome chicks there, I did..!

The class started, and it was ummmm….

Well, it was kind of boring.

Actually, it was REALLY boring..!!

I mean, I felt like…

bored

Yeah, that about describes this class pretty well.

Still, I took advantage of the opportunity to talk with Janet and Megan…

Two awesome chicks in a simular situation as mine…

Getting out after incarceration and trying to get their lives on track, too.

Both of which provided me some really great information that I hope to put to use tomorrow.

So, we’ll see what happens then.

Oh yeah…

And one last little tidbit to add about this class I had to go to tonight…

I learned NEVER to participate or answer any of the questions they ask in it…

Because as soon as you do, its sorta like…

PolygraphUK

The hell with that…

I’ll just sit back and listen next time.

Today I hope to find a job…

  

 So yesterday made 2 weeks that I’ve been home from prison.

Figured yesterday would also be a good day to start looking for a job…

I started out by going to a temp staffing agency. But they were only looking for people who could get a security clearance for a ship yard that I know very well…

I also know that this specific ship yard DOESNT let felons in. So… 

Pretty much how that went.

But, I wasn’t phased by that.

 I know it’s going to take extra hard work and determination on my part to really make it out here.

The only way I can make it out though… 

Starts with employment.

So after that first attempt, I got on Craigslist and started looking for work there…

Didn’t really see much.

So next, I started looking up other temp agencies and the making phone calls…

It was a little overwhelming making those calls. I mean, I’ve really been out of the loop for a long time now.

But, still…

I just went ahead and started calling.

Embracing the anxiety and dealing with every time I stumbled on the phone while talking with someone.

Well…

I called like 4 different temp agencies and out of those four…

2 sounded promising.

Today I have to go talk with them and fill out applications.

Also, something else…

Where I live…

Well, that’s worth a blog in itself. But I won’t switch gears to that right now…

I mention where I live only because there is a ton of marine industries within walking distance.

One of which is a fish packing house which I also called yesterday and was told to come by today and talk with them.

So with all that, I’m confident I can find work and hopefully soon, too. Because a job for me is basically like the difference between…