Life has been a battlefield for me for quite some time. I thought things would be good after my divorce and moving to a new city for a good job. And it was. For a time. Until I was laid off and my position, along with a chunk of my department, was abolished.
So, I riskily spent my remaining assets on the parts of a graduate studies certificate in Scriptwriting because there was at least partially free tuition and I was hating my work. I didn’t feel bad making use of the free tuition as I had been paying taxes for nearly 20 years. Why Scriptwriting? Well, I already know how to write novels and while I could be better at short stories, I’ve at least gotten a couple of those published. Movies are a love of mine and it seemed hard to teach myself the basics, plus there was the benefit of making industry connections.
But since school ended in April, I’ve had to make temporary use of social assistance to survive. It has been better than nothing, but really quite awful and I’ve actually written to one of the new MPPs I met the other day about it in the hopes that others will be helped by some recommended changes.
I say others because today, after sending out upwards of 200 job applications, I have secured employment!
The timing couldn’t be better as next Thursday is my birthday 😀
Once I have some of my debt paid off, I’m thinking about taking up Tae Kwon Do in the fall, or at least when it’s not a heat wave, where my little buddy trains because I hear it’s a good place. I’ve been missing having a hand-to-hand martial art in my life and it fits into other goals I have.
Anyway, I’ve been busy applying for jobs and now I’m busy getting set up so job training can happen and so I’m sorry for an intermittent posting schedule.
Life is heating up as much as the weather, which was 48C with the humidity the other day. It was hotter than Miami, Los Angeles, and Tokyo! I forgot to check Mexico’s weather, but I totally should have.
All this to say, whatever your goal is, keep pushing toward it.
I was letting some of the darkest thoughts get to me and even started having nightmares about becoming homeless or possibly a zombie. The last couple of months and the struggling in the decade before that have been really hard, but it really only took one day for everything to change that. And, oh boy, I’ve gotten several interviews and job offers all this week!
I’m looking forward to whatever comes next!