Aspects of job searching I’d forgotten about: the post-application “still interested” letter…

I got one of those notifications in my e-mail today, indicating that "hey, if you're interested in this job, you just miiiiight want to send the employer a follow-up letter to let 'em know that." Cue cold-sweat, a rock in my stomach, and shaky fingers. I hate job searches. But what I hate most is … Continue reading Aspects of job searching I’d forgotten about: the post-application “still interested” letter…

My job searching; or, I realize I’m doing myself no favors trying to fit square pegs into round holes…

(gif by Seth Eckert on Dribble.com) The round holes are opportunities that I could select and try for in the market. The square peg is the part time job I have now, and the desire to hang onto it. It hit me this morning that if I really want to make changes, I'd better find … Continue reading My job searching; or, I realize I’m doing myself no favors trying to fit square pegs into round holes…

When you literally can’t afford to be afraid anymore…

I have to say, I'm glad I tried out a "financial diet" recently, and at least that first week went well and I learned from it, because I'm going to have to stretch that initial week into a habit for at least the rest of the year. To the curious, I've had a lot on … Continue reading When you literally can’t afford to be afraid anymore…

Oh, how the monkey wrenches keep coming… I just hope I can duck & dodge a little better this time around.

It would've been nicer if I'd been a little quicker on the "idea train" this morning, but oh well. There's always tomorrow. I had a good thing going with my exercise and eating schedule. Had a few missteps and some tweaks I needed to make, but nothing terrible. I was going along pretty well the … Continue reading Oh, how the monkey wrenches keep coming… I just hope I can duck & dodge a little better this time around.

My “financial diet” midpoint report card…

C+. That's the best I can realistically come with at the end of the first 15 days of what I call my "financial diet," and certainly some room for improvement. It would've been a far worse grade, except I did manage to figure out where I was going wrong and started to make changes, improving … Continue reading My “financial diet” midpoint report card…

Had my first batch of “overnight oats” this morning…

I'm one of those people who love oatmeal any time (frankly, any "breakfast" food any time is good to me). But after deciding to swear off the instant packets (goodbye peaches 'n cream and strawberries 'n cream... [whimper]), I was having a tough time figuring out a good way to have oatmeal. I mean, the … Continue reading Had my first batch of “overnight oats” this morning…

An impulsive spender goes on a financial diet…

This idea popped up early yesterday afternoon while I was trying to research how to help my sick dog out (thankfully doing okay, just on a bland diet for the next few days and managing to drink some water in between). I planned to dig up jobs online first thing and take notes and make … Continue reading An impulsive spender goes on a financial diet…

When you’re screwed & you know it, & get even more screwed, to the point where you’re ready for the meteor to hit & end it already… but still hanging onto a thread of hope

Well, no meteor, but the dog suddenly revealing what "supposedly yummy treasure" she ingested from who-knows-who's yard all over blankets and the floor a couple hours before bedtime is a helluva substitute for a universal F-you. I'd planned to stay up a while with a list of things to at least get a good start … Continue reading When you’re screwed & you know it, & get even more screwed, to the point where you’re ready for the meteor to hit & end it already… but still hanging onto a thread of hope

The “Endurance” Has Been Found, & it’s easily the best looking shipwreck I’ve seen pics of yet

This shipwreck nerd is amazed and pleased, I must say. I had to stay home today and in between restful naps and breaks for tea and meds, I found this story on NPR's feed. Mind. Blown. Granted, this is one wreck I hadn't really paid much attention to at all in my occasional forays into … Continue reading The “Endurance” Has Been Found, & it’s easily the best looking shipwreck I’ve seen pics of yet

Sometimes it’s best to just go back to basics…

Maybe this morning's workout finally caught up to me (I think I'd better up my iron intake the next few days til my body gets used to this activity), but I spent a good chunk of the past few hours on the couch looking up random stuff. You can make the argument that I'm stalling … Continue reading Sometimes it’s best to just go back to basics…