Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Mixed Emotions

Wow. It's been way too long since I posted on here. My new work schedule is taking some getting used to. Actually, the fact that I'm working at all is taking some getting used to. I've gone from not working at all to working a 7 to 4 job, plus some half Saturdays. But, that said, I love my job. I love having a job. I love the people I work with and the work that I do. I just never realized how free my time was. I could go to Barnes & Noble or the library and read for hours at a time, work in my studio composing music or doing voiceover work, or catch up on stuff around the house. Now, though? I'm finding it tough to fall into a routine. I have yet to manage my time well enough to make a lunch in the morning, and that's a real problem because the prices in my employer's cafeteria border on obscene. It sounds terribly whiny, I know, especially to those who are still searching for a job. Hang in there. Do NOT give up. And if there's something you really want to accomplish in your life—learning a new language, rearranging all the furniture in your home, etc.—do it now while you have time. Otherwise, when you do land a job you may be like me, looking back with a bit of regret. But the other side of the new-job coin, though, is being able to look forward with a glimmer of hope.



Anonymous said...

Good to read a new entry. Get one of those divided plastic plates and put your leftovers from dinner in it and nuke it for lunch the next waste and saves money....or just make your sandwich the night before and put it in the fridge...or make five of them on Sunday afternoon and put them in the freezer and grab one on the way out...promise it will defrost before lettuce or tomato on it....plastic container, handful of salad, lunchmeat, boiled egg = chef's salad to go...all done ahead of time (where there's a will ..and hunger.. there's a way). Love ya.MIL

Tracy said...

Just wanted to drop a note and let you know that I have been slowly catching up with all your past posts and Lordy they are great!!! The letters from home have me rolling and OMG the one of you and Mary doing your returns and she flies the bird at Chuck E Cheese - I thought I was gonna wet myself... :)

The Tomball Three said...


Tracy's friend here- formner Pro Pac employee. LOVE YOUR BLOG!

This post has convinced me that you need to look into self employment. Think of all the fun you'll have - you'll be your own favorite employee ... you can smart off to the boss, you can control your raises and give yourself great reviews - all from your home studio or Starbucks. Sounds like heaven!