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Currently : July 2020

Wow. What a year it’s been. That’s an understatement, isn’t it?

I struggled with whether or not to continue posting on here. As you can see, the last time I posted anything was in April. I really don’t know what I can contribute by blogging. But, then I realized I missed writing. I need to get my thoughts out, whether they may seem silly or lighthearted or whatever. Plus, this is a good way to look back on different times in my life.

So, with all of that said, let’s jump into this month’s Currently prompts.

Cooking : Not much! Will has been so hot when he gets home from work, that he’s just mainly wanted salads and sandwiches. That’s totally fine with me! Char and I have been making fruit smoothies for the last couple of days, so I guess that’s as close to cooking as I can get right now!

Photographing : Anything for the photo challenge that I’m doing on Instagram (#cherisheveryday365_july). I’m not the best at keeping up with it, but I put all of the July prompts in my planner to at least help me remember what I’m forgetting to post. Ha!

Sharing : All kinds of items related to COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter on Facebook. I know I’m getting on people’s nerves, but those are important issues that people need to be aware of.

Trying : To stay positive. I’ve been in a huge funk lately. Char has been trying to make me laugh, and Will has been a trooper (Koopa, as always, is a ridiculous overgrown puppy). I know that it’s related to all of the things going on in the world right now, plus some other things happening in my life (see next prompt for a bit of explanation), but it’s still tough to stay positive when you don’t know what things are going to look like from day-to-day. I know that we never really know what the next day will hold or if we’ll even be around the next day, but this feels even more perilous than usual, and for someone who has some control issues and doesn’t like plans to change, this is really tough to handle.

Wondering : What my next career move will be. Oh yeah, on top of everything else happening this year, I left my job in the spring. The administrators at the school I was at and I both agreed that the job wasn’t a good fit for me. I really enjoyed the kids and my co-workers (RATS!), but my personality type wasn’t a good match for things like classroom behavior management and “rigorous academic support” (okay, that one wasn’t my quote, but I had to throw it in there). I’ve been searching for jobs, but shockingly, there’s not a lot in the library world right now. I’ve had two interviews at one institution and will likely have a third interview with the Vice President of Academic Affairs, but it’s a slooooow process. I’m continuing to apply for things, even outside of the library field. This is just a moldy cherry on the crap cake that is 2020!

Whew. I’ve been holding that in for a little bit, evidently! What are you currently up to? Share in the comments or join Anne’s linkup to air some your own grievances!

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  1. Hey you!! Glad to see you posting. I post mostly because I like to write and not at all because I have anything profound to share. But it might be therapeutic for you to come back to blogging for now!! Come do 10 on the 10th with me.

    Sorry about the job. But with so much up in the air in school districts around the country, you might have dodged a bullet. Hope the perfect fit comes along very soon. Would there be anything at a community college library? Even part-time to just get working again?

    Good idea to put the photo prompts in your planner. I am just taking a photo a week and can’t remember those prompts! Sucks getting old.

  2. Keep sharing, it is important you are right!

    I am sorry to hear about your job – I don’t think I would be good at classroom management either. Good luck in your search! I am sure there is something perfect for you on the horizon.

  3. Your “trying” to stay positive paragraph and the “wondering” paragraph that followed made me laugh:) which is a good thing! All the best with your job hunt!!

  4. Nice to see you here! I felt pretty blah about blog posting in March/April but landed in a similar place, that it’s nice to have some place to write, whether that’s to find some normalcy or to process some new feelings. And it sounds like you indeed have a lot to process – whew! On top of how uncertain and unmoored the world feels (I might have some control issues myself…), I can imagine a job search process would feel like a lot. Hang in there, and meanwhile enjoy those smoothies – perfect for summer 😉

  5. I think blogging can be a great distraction these days, or even just a place to get your feelings down about the state of the world. Whatever you want it to be!! I’m sorry about the job hunt. It’s tough to find library jobs – believe me, I know – and I look outside the library world too, but it’s just really hard to find things. I’m glad I have my current job, even with it being part time, because at least it’s something, but I hope you find a good fit for you soon!!!

    -Lauren
    http://www.shootingstarsmag.net