Well, 2014 is here. Today was my first day of official not-work. Aside from the whole no paycheck thing, being unemployed isn’t so bad. In fact, I love having time off during the day in the middle of the week.
I was at home for a solid 2 weeks; I’ve found that’s the perfect amount of time to spend at home before my mom starts getting on my nerves. Of course I get mad at myself that this happens, because after losing a parent I get annoyed at people who complain about their parents. They should learn to appreciate them while they are still around.
I have two final interviews on Monday. Of course I am nervous. I have to remain calm. These are good opportunities, and if I don’t get them, there’s still another opportunity out there for me. But I’d like to become employed sooner rather than later.
In many ways I feel that I’ve sort of lost my path…what I’m doing. It’s just…. you know some people have a 5, 10, and 15 year plan. I do have a loose one that I wrote down in my notebook last year, but it isn’t like other people’s plans. I guess why do I care?
My plan describes the type of work environment and work tasks that I’d like to be doing…but beyond that it doesn’t have much specificity. Perhaps that will help me. Although it’s hard to take a 10,000 foot approach when you’re not employed. A job always looks better than no job.
My roommate did a couple of things that got on my nerves. I have to remind myself that she’s socially awkward, but then again I know she’s not going to get less awkward without by spelling out for her the shit she does that is annoying. Her sister and sister’s fiancee stayed the night at the house while I was on vacation (not a big deal) – but she let them use my blankets and didn’t even bother to a) ask me first or b) wash them after they’d used them. When I asked her about it, she simply said I was right and that she should have asked first. I asked her why if her sister knew she was staying the night did she not bring blankets.
It was odd.
I had a date today with PB. He really makes me laugh. I have to figure out if I can handle the fact that he’s in a wheelchair. Surprisingly, he was quite strong. We have had this joke going for the past several dates about me catching a ride on his lap. I was much too shy sit on his lap…anywhere really, but I found myself standing in front of him in a position ready to sit. It was likely fairly obvious to him that I was being coy, so when we had a moment alone together, he grabbed me swiftly and pulled me onto his lap.
Naturally I was nervous that I would be breaking his legs, but I think he managed.
He’s a really great guy. I’m quite curious about becoming intimate with him. I’ve done a lot of research about this issue (haha, yes, seriously I researched this via google), and I am going to come up with a list of criteria that works for me. I know for sure I’ll borrow the thought about knowing the person’s basic information and job before taking it to the next level. I like that one.
I need to look at my list of things to do in 2014. Well, and by that I mean 2013. And revise.