Why is it so hard to blog when you’ve broken routine? It’s like the flow has gone & it’s really hard to restart. That’s how I feel right now.
Speaking of restarting, 2015 has flown by. How can it be mid April already? All I wanted for 2015 was some quiet stability & I’ve gotten the complete opposite. Which has its good & bad sides. I’m used to change, at least! But even so, it would be nice not to have so much of it.
This week has been mammoth. I ruined my laptop on the weekend; apparently MacBook Airs don’t survive 500mls of water landing on them. I took it into the Apple store & the quote for fixing it was $1100…a new Air starts at $1200. Hmm. Sadly, I don’t have a grand sitting around for a new laptop. We do have a desktop though, so while I’m not screwed as such I miss my laptop.
I’m writing this on my mid-2009 MacBook Pro – frankly we keep it around as a DVD player only, and any time I open the lid I’m surprised it turns on. The battery doesn’t even work any more! If you ask it to save something, it has to stop and think for ages. So it’s an option, but frankly a shitty option.
On Wednesday I had a mammoth 5 hours and 15 mins of interviews. Insert exclamation here. That was utterly exhausting. Possibly the most exhausting thing I’ve ever done.
The good news is that I’m off to sign a contract today for my new job.
Yay! There might be some short term pain as it’s less money & hours than I’m used to (for now, at least) but there’s a lot of potential in the role & the company. And, what I’m really excited about is that it’s NOT in the city. Years of city commuting have worn me down & it will be so nice to not do that any more. Maybe one day I’ll be able to view going to Brisbane’s CBD as something other than a chore.
It’s hard to blog and look for work at the same time. Looking for work & prepping for & attending interviews is a full time job in itself. But I still have the blogger guilts when I neglect my blogs. Please tell me I’m not the only one!
Especially that I neglected my #2015TheYearOfMe series as changes came on me; I hope to get some pre-written & scheduled because I was really loving that series. Though I have been trying to take my own advice; yesterday I spent time reading at the beach because my house felt very stuffy & I just needed space & air.
How spoiled am I that even in school holidays I can have a stretch of grass, overlooking the ocean at low tide, all to myself?! Love beachside living.
Anyway, that’s been me, recently, changes and busyness…here’s hoping for some calm soon! I could use calm.
What have I missed with you while I’ve been busy & self-absorbed?