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10 Ways to Build Career Resilience in a Recession

Photo by  Brett Jordan  on  Unsplash   With the end of the year looming, I find it's a good time to look back at where I've been and also  ahead  at where I'm going—or should go. (If anyone has the answer to this, please leave it in the comments! Thank you.)  As I may have mentioned (probably a dozen times, but who's counting?) I've been staring down a lot of waiting lately. And not that I didn't know that this was part of the writing life, but that hasn't made it any less uncomfortable.  To keep busy, I've been pitching articles and doing some freelance work. I started a new manuscript and I've taken about four million pictures of my cats. (One thing you can tell from this photo, I haven't spent much time straightening up my house.) In a moment of desperation, after speculating that all the things I'd put out there would result in a series of "No..." "No, thank you!" and "Definitely not!"s, I applied for a full-

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