Have you ever heard of that statement before? Unemployment as a journey? Most people would rather call unemployment a living nightmare. Sometimes we have to change our mindset and put a positive outlook on a dismal situation. If you've been out of work awhile, it may be hard to have a positive outlook, but that's when you may need it the most.
Think of unemployment as a journey. Being out of work, difficult as it is, can be the opportunity of a life time. (No, I'm not crazy :o)
This is the perfect opportunity to re-invent yourself. Explore career options. Perhaps you wanted to start your own business. You'll have more quality family time. Being unemployed can almost be like a "do-over".
It would be very easy to fall into a deep depression. Try to think positive. Anger and dispair will only get you so far. I want to encourage you to fight back with the will and determination that will have you moving forward instead of being stagnet because of the trials that you're going through.
Unemployment is a journey that you WILL successfully navigate.