Learning to Be at Home

I have officially been unemployed for six weeks! That seems like a long time now that I type it out, but it has not FELT like a long time.

The first two weeks I was home was like a mini-break from work. I did all kinds of things around the house, yard, garage. Spent lots of time with the dog, cats, visited my parents, had lunch and breakfast with friends. Then I had a quick getaway for a long weekend, and back to the grind of being home for a few days. Then I departed for an 11-day trip to visit my brother and sister-in-law in Denver, CO for my 3rd Denver Pop Culture Con, along with time spent working on my sister-in-law’s public art project, the Selfie Sofa. (Check it out!)

And now I am home again.

And starting to go a little crazy.

In fact, I just watched a video on YouTube of Pugs on video during the day while their owner was at work. And found the cat her own YouTube channel to watch. See what I mean? Crazy.

How to fight the crazy though?

Well, I need to find a job. That would solve so many things. But, my goal is a remote job, so what it won’t solve is the being alone all day factor. So I need to work on that. I also need to get in a better schedule.

I do currently get up between 6 and 6:30am, and take care of the pets as well as some cleanup in the kitchen and get some food ready for Kevin. But after that… I really need to lay down the law for myself. This week I have been taking the dog for a morning walk, which has been really great I am going to continue to do.

Then I think I need to schedule in more time for job hunting, and preparing for interviews. I am not as prepared there as I should be. I do a lot of job hunting, and usually all of it on Monday, but this week I have been plugging away all week long because, like I said, I am starting to go a little crazy.

And write more blog posts! Maybe more informative blog-posts which would inspire somebody to hire me. But for, we’ll just have fun.

Off to walk the dog!

Job Dreaming (Not So Serious)

Over the last couple weeks, I have been occasionally drifting off into a line of though about a “Dream Job”. And when I say “Dream”, I mean Dream!

First off, is a Fashion Designer. Because really, did you ever see what I did to my Barbie Dolls? (Have you watched this? Fascinating.) I have some skills! But plus it would be fun, and I could dress myself however I like and it would be OK. And then maybe I could be on Project Runway. I would be so good for that show. #goals

Next, is a Podcaster of some sort. I recently discovered I have an “Entertainment Weekly” channel on my Sirius Radio. There appears to be an hour or more dedicated to every show or movie known to man. Surely there is room for more, and it would give me a legitimate excuse to binge watch Working Moms and Dead to Me. #netflix

A little different now – what companies would just be plain COOL to work for? Surely they would hire remote, because they are COOL? Something like Space X, or NASA. NASA might even be a government job, so HOORAY for great benefits and half the year off. Or how about Formula One? I bet they need a UX expert for their website. And then maybe we can get free first-class tickets to Monaco. Or Sephora, for you know, free makeup!#bettergoals

Last, a Fiction Writer. Now, I don’t mean a little something here or there. A blog post or two. No, I mean a full on, hardcore LITERARY SAGA. MIND-BLOWING WORLD BUILDING! One that is 15 novels long perhaps? I’m thinking Tolkien, Jordan, Martin. Or even Robin Hobb level. But I’d like my SAGA to get made into movies, or a series on HBO of course, so I probably should get started on this #dreamjob soon.

For now though, I’ll keep dreaming while I head out west for Denver Pop Culture Con next week and some #art with my brother and sister-in-law. Maybe I will find some more cool Dream Jobs!