Wednesday, August 5, 2015

A Day of R&R? Could It Be?


Here's what my schedule has been like the last two weeks and what it will be like for the rest of this week:
• July 22: volunteered at the museum
• July 23: sat with my granny to give my mother a break
• July 24: sat with my granny again to give my mother a break (this was a two night trip)
• July 25: helped my dad get the house where I grew up ready to sell
• July 26: had a terrible headache nearly all day
• July 27: volunteered at the museum
• July 28: worked on job applications from the moment I woke up until I went to bed
• July 27: volunteered at the museum
• July 28: worked on job applications from the moment I woke up until I went to bed
• July 29: worked on job applications from the moment I woke up until I went to bed
• July 30: worked on job applications from the moment I woke up until I went to bed
• July 31: sat with my granny to give my mother a break
• August 1: helped my dad get the house where I grew up ready to sell; attended a birthday party for a friend of the family
• August 2: went to church in the morning; slept all afternoon since I'd worked most of the day then got home late from the party
• August 3: worked on job applications in the morning; volunteering at the museum in the afternoon
• August 4: worked on job applications from the moment I woke up until I went to bed
• August 5: ??? (See below)
• August 6: volunteer at the museum and go by and check on my granny who has now moved into an assisted living home
• August 7: lunch with a former colleague and job interview later that afternoon
• August 8: a day and night with my boyfriend, I've missed him while he's been away and can't wait to see him
To say that I have been busy would be an understatement. So, what is on my agenda today, you know, where I had the question marks? I have two choices: 1) spend the day in the pool for some much needed relaxation or 2) work on my novel. The good thing about those two choices is that both are fun and something I really want to do; the better thing about those two choices is that I can do both. I think I will do both as long as it doesn't unexpectedly rain. Yesterday it was 100 degrees in this part of Alabama, the pool will feel great, and then I can write. I'll let you know how it goes.

By the way, did you notice that I have a job interview on Friday. It's not a job that I'm very excited about, but it (should) pay well, include benefits, and would give me money to live one while I keep looking for a job that I will find more rewarding. It is a job that a neighbor of mine recommended me for at the local board of education where she works. The job will basically be lots of paperwork and mentoring people while they get their GED and helping them decide what to do next. If nothing else, it should get me good karma points. My neighbor seems to think I have a good chance at the job, and she'll be meeting with the woman interviewing me on Thursday for something else but plans to further “talk me up” for the job.  Wish me luck.  I'm just praying that God points me in the right direction.



5 comments:

Susan said...

First of all, Joe, I am sending you super positive thoughts that you get this job! And I am reminded what one of your recent commenters said about most job seekers ending up getting jobs from a personal recommendation. It may not be what you want, but OMG, at least it would give you some room to BREATHE! Please let us know how it goes.

Second and third, for me this is the first time you have mentioned your Dad or a pool. Happy to hear about both. :)

And last, so very happy the boyfriend has returned. :-)

Michael Dodd said...

Lots of busy-ness, that's fer shizzle, but lots of good things, too. The job, should it pan out, might not only give you breathing room to continue looking for the ideal one, but it may reveal itself to be an amazingly good and satisfying fit. A good Buddhist would no doubt suggest that you enjoy it for itself and see what develops. And never underestimate the value of good karma points!

I hope you are able to enjoy the pool, get at least a little bit done on the novel and that you have a great time with your boyfriend.

Chris said...

Good luck on the job interview on Friday. The job, if it materializes, wouldn't be forever, but it would keep you out of the ranks of the long-term unemployed. It's easier to get the job you really want if your not totally out of work at the time when you're being considered for the dream gig.

Jay M. said...

You make me look like an idler! HAHAHAHA

Good luck on the job interview. Even an "interim" job is a good thing. Bills get paid. You aren't idle. And yes, karma counts.

Glad your granny is in a place where she can get the help she needs to live well, while not exhausting the rest of the family.

Peace <3
Jay

Nikki said...

Good luck and good karma!