Thursday, May 29, 2008

Unruly Duckling: Where is She Now?

Wow. It's been about two months since I last posted. It seems like longer, actually.

I was busy having a teeny, weeny nervous breakdown and quitting my job. The good news is that I have found my true calling as a semi-housebound agoraphobe with a burgeoning fixation on clean base boards, as well as a penchant for hyperbole. (evidently)

When I quit my job, I was afraid that I would regret it and that I was just blaming my job for my unhappiness when I really had more serious issues I wasn't addressing. However, I feel 99% better since quitting, so I think it was the right decision. Objectively, there wasn't anything so horrible about that job that should have made me utterly miserable, and I wish I could figure it out, but I'm tired of thinking about it. So: moving on...

I am "working" for a child care agency providing babysitting and temporary day care staffing. I say "working" because they haven't had an assignment for me in almost 3 weeks. That's a little bit my fault because I discovered the hard way that the agency appreciates it when you actually return their call when they want to offer you work. Since I lost one assignment for not calling them back for five hours, I've been obsessively checking my voicemail to no avail.

However, I really did enjoy the one week they had me working at the day care of a fitness center. Did you know that 40% of children are now named "Colin"? (not based on a scientific sample)

In other news, I took a really awesome trip to Ireland with The Husband and 3 of our friends. I'll post some pictures pretty soon. Also, our vegetable garden is going coo-coo bananas. Do any of you want some home-grown green beans or some Swiss chard? I can totally hook you up. The tomatoes, however, will be all mine (and The Husband's).

Looking forward, I may take another stab at this whole gainful employment thing. I'm also taking some tiny little baby steps towards being a foster parent. The Husband thinks maybe we could get some of those polygamous sect kids to teach me how to sew and can vegetables and stuff. In the long term, I'm becoming more enamored with the idea of getting my Masters degree in Counseling. However, I missed the deadline for this fall semester, so I have many months to get distracted from that whole project.

By the way, I signed up for that Twitter thing that all the cool kids are talking about. I'm not sure I really get it, but feel free to Twit at me.


Anonymous said...

I'm so jealous- my nervous meltdown is on the horizon... I can feel it. I just have no idea what else to do career-wise, and I have a inkling my husband would really prefer I be employed at the moment... But I completely understand hating your job but not really knowing why- that's kinda where I am at... it seems perfectly fine, but it makes me want to just turn into a mess (I've been craving regressing to a 2 yr old and just having a crying/throwing/yelling tantrum) and I have no idea why?

I think that is really cool about the foster parent thing.. that is a really amazing thing to do.

Anyways, I'm glad you are feeling 99% better, it's been good to see you lately! :)

Anonymous said...

Twitter is one of my employer's biggest customers. Isn't that interesting? No? Well, never mind then.

witchypoo said...

Hooray! So glad you're back. I missed you.