I should be sleeping ‘stead of keeping these late hours I’ve been keeping

I miss the days when I was able to write about almost anything. Days when I actually had something to say.. even if it was a bunch of nothing. Ha.

I was going through more photos over the past few days or so, and I’m seriously missing “the olden days”. I wish the PBPs were still happening – I miss getting to see a vast majority of my friends, all at once, every year. Even if I did always spend too money much on those trips.

I finished school the day before Thanksgiving. I updated the last grades post with my results for the last module, but needless to say, I rocked it. I ended up graduating with a 99.7 overall average. Whee!

Finishing school, though, was the easy part. Now comes the tough part, of actually finding a job, and attempting to do so in a crappy job market. I’ve applied with a few temp agencies, but so far nada. I got a phone call the other day, but I was indisposed and unable to get to my phone, and the person calling did not leave a message. I googled the number, and found it belonged to one of the temp agencies. I called back .. but because the caller didn’t leave a message, the receptionist couldn’t help me. So… I’m screwed there, and have to hope they call back.

I really don’t like looking for work. I don’t know what I’m doing, to be honest. Everything is so different now, than it was the last time I was looking for work. I love the internet, and am online constantly.. but using the net to help me find a new job seems somehow … daunting. It’s weird not to just hit the classified ads in the newspaper, and having everything neatly laid out, instead of having to search jobs by keywords, and hope you’re entering the right thing, and getting endlessly frustrated when all the jobs that come up don’t fit what I’m looking for. (Not that I really know what I’m looking for, anyway!) And 9 times out of 10, the listings end up focusing on pure data entry — and I can’t DO straight data entry any more, thanks to my chronic tendonitis. I don’t know. I guess it just seems so much more complicated now, what with all the different sites and matching keywords and blah; even though I’m sure there’s access to more job listings this way. I’ll figure it all out. Eventually.

A week or two ago, AA offered a nice, cheap fare to Vancouver. Oh how I wanted to go! But, alas, it was completely booked by the time I glanced at the prices. (Plus, well, I’d feel weird going by myself & without Emily. And I can’t really afford to splurge on another BIG trip like that again until after I’ve found work.) But. I mentioned to my mom about the cheap fare — and her response was “It’s too bad it was booked. You could’ve gone up and tried to see if you could go on job interviews while you’re up there.” She also said she was surprised I hadn’t been looking for work up/looking to move up there. Oh how I would if I could, especially if Em would move out there with me, too. 😉 Aside from the worries about 1) being alone in a new city and 2) finding a job & supporting myself .. I don’t know how I’d go about getting a work visa and being able to work in Canada. I’m sure I could find someone to help me, but it’s still a bit mind-boggling. Plus, well, if I moved to Canada – I’d really prefer to be in Toronto, near Emily. And, my knees can’t handle cold or snow in the winter.

Hmm. I likely should head to bed. I didn’t intend to be up this late.

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