It's been a while since I posted some of my own writing. It's been a busy, transition sort of time, these last two months. I'm finally getting a sense of where my time is going to be needed... I thought it was time I put the focus of my writing energy into the non-fiction project I started while I was unemployed. Here's a small sample...
My hubby (still boyfriend at the time) got a job about two hours north east of where we were living, so we moved. It was time for me to move. It wasn't just the job. I was done living in that town. It lacked a lot of the things I loved. After what happened with Job #2, I couldn't help but feel this might be a problem I would face again.
I started to look for work. Honestly, three and a half months is the longest it has ever taken for me to get a job. During this time I “temped”. Meaning, I found temporary employment with various employers for very short amounts of time, for very little pay. But it was money. I have to mention that the best job I had during this temp period was one with a book distribution company. That’s right, books! It was working in the packaging warehouse and it was labourous, but the people there were really nice… and I could buy books! Cheap! I’m talking seriously, I can’t believe how many books I bought with this five-dollar-bill cheap. I probably spent half my money on books.
I worked there for three weeks. There were two other temps. After this three week period, they found they only needed to keep two for the next two months. Because I needed a day off in that coming time period (for a family obligation), I was let go. Which was fine. It left me more time to go on interviews... and more writing time.