Hello! This is just a quick note to state that I am not dead, and still intend to continue working on this site!
I am currently still in a phase of “Not where I want to be.” In fact, I am actually about to open a Word doc to write my resignation letter because I’m at the point where I am Very DoneTM with my fast food job, and am going to take a leap of faith into the dark. I am going to leave my job so I can focus on getting where I need to be and possibly trying some freelancing work.
I come home exhausted and never want to do anything but vedge out, and I have spent the last several months googling, “How to get the job you want,” while taking my lunch breaks. I am DoneTM. I have waffled long enough(two years) and I have management experience that is longer than the few months I gained working at some infamous arches. [On the bad/plus side, this means I now have even more reading recommendations because my vegging out is me reading.]
I currently have my eye on Verblio, Tutor, and OnlineBookReviewer. I of course still intend to complete my resume and find a full time non-freelancing job. I say of course because in this uncertain era of THE PLAGUETM it would be stupid to do otherwise, as I have many people reminding me.
My body, however, says it is time for me to move on. I am too stressed. I am trying to do much, between my job search, my attempts at freelancing, and my attempts to start a small store on the side. I don’t recall if I have ever mentioned it on this blog before, but I am a migraine sufferer. The other day, I started stressing out about going back to work, and before I knew it, BOOM, a hemiplegic migraine had been triggered. [Hemiplegic migraines suck, as entire parts of your body can go numb and/or pins-and-needles sensations, along with all the other usual suspects of a ‘typical’ migraine.] The next day I had a very strong reaction about going back to work, but settled it. So here I am debating with myself over how stupid I’m being to quit a serious, steady job in the middle of COVID-19. But I have set my course and am beginning to do my best to walk my bridge away from my job, without the burning of the bridges that looks so very tempting as my body decries the fact that I have put off my great decision until the point I’ve almost reached burnout.
So here I am about to enter that great and horrifying phase of life that is leaving a job without having another solid job lined up. I wish myself luck and fortitude.
What this means for the blog is that theoretically I will be less exhausted and will be able to set more time aside to work on it, so expect in about a month to be seeing me being a lot more active on here! I plan to put in a month’s notice as I suspect my boss will need me to finish training my replacement before I go. It also gives me a good barrier of time to hopefully find my first entry-level job that is in the industry I want to be.
And hey, if my leap into the dark turns out to be a really stupid idea, I’ve always wanted to make chain mail. I also have a large amount of my artwork that I’ve been meaning to sell for awhile now.
Now that I’ve meandered about my somewhat chaotic decision, time to move along!
In fandom news, I have officially been drawn into the Among Us fandom, largely thanks to a few of my Tumblr mutuals. Among Us fanart and really interesting comics kept popping up in my Tumblr feed, so I decided to check out the game on my phone. I played it a few times and was hooked. I’ve been enjoying the fanart, comics, and writings that have been emerging within this fandom quite a bit, so you can expect to see an Among Us page joining the recommendations!
I think that’s all for now. This note ended up not being sparse after all. Ah well, I have a letter to go write.