I have big plans coming up in a week. Hopefully I don’t go broke in the meantime, but I expect the next couple months to be pretty great.
My brother and his wife are expecting their first baby in July, so I am going out there next week to decorate their nursery. It’s a jungle theme with plenty of monkeys and giraffes.
Now, the next part is where it gets reckless. After this time with my family, I am going to jump a one way ticket to Pittsburgh to go live with my boyfriend for two months while I look for work around where he lives. It won’t be an easy task, so any freelance work that you know of would be very helpful. But I digress. This is acting as a trial run, of sorts. It will be a test of how well we work when living together, and the probable stress of me not having a job. It will only be until August at first because:
We are going backpacking in Glacier National Park on August 1-11. I think it is going to be pretty spectacular, and I am really excited about. The only thing that I am NOT excited about is the threat of bears. Glacier has the highest concentration of Black and Grizzly bears in the country, and some of them are not shy. Moral of the story, we WILL see a bear, its just a matter of how close we come. My paranoia only gets worse the more I read. I guess that means I will be alert at least.
After the trip, I will be going back to PA with him and will be able to reassess where I stand and what I need to do. We will be coming down to Tennessee for a weekend for a wedding in the middle of August, and it’s just a matter of whether I go back with him or not. It all depends on whether I find work. Well, and if we get on alright. Haha, details.
In summary, its shaping up to be an exciting summer, and I hope I don’t kick myself for not taking less risks in terms of long term, full time employment. Wish me luck :)
I’m at a loss. I’m trying to find a solution, but nothing I do ever seems like enough. I try to offer up the romantic, only to be told that its silly. Then I talk about the realistic side of things, and get told that its impossible because of the timeline it would take. Anything short of a miracle job that would take me there immediately is going to be a disappointment to him. Either it’s always something I “shouldn’t have to do” or I’m resigning myself to being apart for years. Neither of which are true. It just feels impossible to reach a compromise when nothing is good enough.
Bad luck comes in waves though, right? Maybe I will get a stroke of good luck soon after this. Lets hope. For the both of us.
“Yellowstone” Illustration (by Milt Banta?) 1957. Gouache on illustration board (view more of the original illustrations for the Disney Magazine via Miehana)
This looks so contemporary!
I have a lot of pretty big decisions coming up that need to be made soon. My internship contract expires mid-May, and from the looks of it, won’t materialize into full time employment. Now, when I first thought about it, I was actually kind of glad. I like my job well enough, but I just don’t think that its quite the right fit just yet.
Leaving this company would mean that I could go anywhere I want. Unfortunately, my degree and skill set are such that I am somewhat limited in where I can be to find an 8 to 5. My heart wants me to go to PA to be with my boyfriend, but my mind keeps telling me all the reasons that I can’t. I don’t want to lose the momentum that I’ve gained from this job by going someplace that I’m almost guaranteed to not find applicable work. I also don’t want to lose him because our jobs are on opposite sides of the country. Is it worth it? It sounds cheesy, but is the potential love of my life worth the risk of being unemployed again? I feel like being underemployed would be just as detrimental to my “career” also. I wish I knew what the future holds, because the uncertainty is more than I can manage. He is asking me for a timeline of when things will happen. My answer is always, “I don’t know.” I wish I did.
There is a potential job in Boise, but I don’t want to be away from him anymore. I want to go back to TN to regroup, and I think I could find work there now too. That would still keep me away from him. I just don’t know how long we can keep up the long distance stuff. So do I drop everything and move to be with him? I wish the answer was simple.
Chris and I saw this artist while we were in Jackson Hole. Even though he’s not an art guy, he still really liked this one. We agreed ;)
This happened :)
At my job, we have a weekly production meeting. At the end of said meeting, we take a vote to determine who did the best job the week before. The prize is a Munny “trophy”. I won it two weeks ago. I painted it up, and then the guy that won last week made all of the costume stuff. I think we made something pretty damn cute ;)
Who decided that it was suddenly fashionable to look like you are growing out highlights? It looks stupid.
and counting down. :)
is appalling. While CNN talks about the year’s film award shows and a water skiing squirrel (yes, again) the scroll along the bottom is showing rebels killed in Sudan, and 30 people dead after a bus plunges off a cliff in Nepal. Nahh, Americans don’t need to hear about that stuff.
And people wonder why I don’t watch the news…
I nearly died this morning. Spun out across a highway into oncoming traffic. Fortunately the guy that I was on a collision course with had enough sense to speed up, so I missed him. Holy hell…