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!