Putting Things in Gear

Putting Things in Gear

Breathe in. Breathe out. Whew, it’s been a tough week. Juggling the usual tasks, but on top of that, John and I had a couple tiffs. You know how draining those can be… We’re coming up on ten years together this August (was I really only 20 when we met?), and actually the last couple of years have been pretty much skirmish-free. Until now. I suppose his stressful new position doesn’t help. Nor do the distance and my internal issues. I’ve had some trouble sleeping. I just really want to maximize things: you know, the Mandarin learning, my remaining days here, my life in general. I want my shit pulled together and figured out. And then there’s that whole “career” issue. God, the career is so overrated but still, it’s tough seeing people’s faces when I explain I just want a challenging and enjoyable job. I don’t know if anything will develop into a “career,” but for now I’m just focused on getting a job. They give me this look like I’m a slacker or something. It’s not as if my experiences don’t follow any kind of theme…

ANYway, John and I have worked out the kinks now. I’m most definitely on the prowl, job hunting for opportunities in the Bay area. I’ve decided on a three-prong approach that hopefully will put my writing/training/web development skills to use with nonprofit women’s orgs, nonprofit environmental conservation orgs, and private-sector tech companies. The Bay area is a tech hotspot after all… might as well experience working for a dot com or something. Unexpectedly enough, the other day I was thrilled to discover that Google has a philanthropic arm, Google.org. That could be sooo good. Anyone out there a Google-ite?

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