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I’m pretty tired tonight

I went to another store today to give them a hand after a power loss, and I’m beat from throwing freight all day. I have a few things that I need to do tonight (that otherwise I’d push off until tomorrow if I could), but I’m hoping to be in bed by 8-8:30. Hope.

I’ve been quite productive this way. I started and finished a major project for work, and I’m meeting with my boss on Monday to go over it all. The house is in great shape – we got it clean and we’ve kept it that way. Granted, I’ve spent a little time every night just tidying up a little – dealing with the dishwasher, getting rid of the debris. Mike’s been a big help keeping his stuff together and helping around the house with the little things. I finally feel like things are coming together and staying together. All I need now is a new job. One that hopefully doubles my current salary (it’s nice to dream, right?).

Generally speaking, life is good.

The job search resumes this weekend. I’m still focusing primarily within the company for another 6-8 weeks, then all bets are off. One of the things I’m going to do this weekend is try to figure out what it is, exactly, that I want to do. I’m going to cruise the job boards and see what sounds interesting that would be in my wheel house. I’m going to talk to some people and try to figure out what I can do with my degree. What are the kinds of jobs I should be targeting. I need to work on my cover letter. I want to put together a generic one that I can edit as needed, but hits all of the salient points that I generally want to highlight.

I’m not good at looking for jobs. I tend to undersell myself in resumes and cover letters, and I have a hard time actually finding the jobs in the first place. But I know that I’m capable. I know that I’m well educated. I know that I have a lot that I can bring to the table. I just need to keep all that in mind when I’m looking.

Someone asked me recently if I could do anything, what would I do. Honestly? I’d write. I’m not sure if that’s books, or articles, or what, but I’d like to write. I have ideas for books, but they’re not fleshed out in any stretch of the imagination. They’re really just snippets of ideas. Maybe I should put them down on paper and get them fleshed out. See what comes of them.

I’m going to leave it there for tonight. I hope everyone has a great weekend, and I’ll see you on Sunday.

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