Tara Dublin is a former radio personality in Portland, Oregon. A single mom to two sons, Tara writes about her struggles with finding work (and appropriate men to date) on her blog http://taradublinrocks.tumblr.com/ Tara has also written for National Lampoon, the Huffington Post, The Oregonian, Oregon Arts Watch, and JaneMagazine.com, and appears regularly as a background extra on the NBC series 'Grimm'.
Blog Post List
May 7, 2014
I am the daughter of a Jewish Mother, so that means my mom has spent almost every day of the last 45 years of her life worrying about me. And I have given her plenty to worry about. Nothing majorly epic—I’ve never had a baby out of wedlock, or developed a crippling drug habit, or murdered anyone—but any gray hair sprouting from that woman’s head is 100% directly because of me. She never has to worry about my brother, the successful lawyer. She only has to worry about me, the unsuccessful whatever I am. It wasn’t always as bad as it is now, though. There was a nice 4 year period where I didn’t...
January 3, 2014
It’s terrifying to be facing the holidays without even the prospect of a job. At least last year I had a seasonal holiday retail gig. With all the wonderful support I get from friends and Twitter followers (“You’re so fantastic, it’ll happen for you any day, I can’t believe you’re single AND no one will hire you, you’re amazing!”), it is beyond soul-crushing and so very hard to keep my head up. I try to stay positive, I try to believe in my talents and abilities, I try to remain ever hopeful that this nightmare will end so I can return to my dream job. I live in a state of constant...