August 31, 2009 § 2 Comments
It is now almost 12 months on from the day I last held a full-time job. At this time last year I was free, full of hope and wonder at the opportunity to relinquish everything that had held me back in this world and to embrace the fleeting unknown abyss on the other side.
This time this year I am still full of hope and wonder, but the struggle to contain that is evident and present at all times. Just as I battled to find a decent place to live, the next battle to find work is undoubtedly more difficult and wrought with complications. In the current economic situation where any company which hasn’t collapsed reigns over their minions, having the qualifications I have apparently is doing more harm than good. Has anyone ever not get work for being overqualified? I have practically shoved my resume to everyone under the sun and that has been their common answer. Mind you even entertaining the thought of being employed again terrifies me, yet bills need to be paid and I know it’s just a means to an end.
Next to my hatred of real estate agents, recruitment agents are next on the hate list. Need I say more?
August 31, 2009 § Leave a comment
Finally, I’m switching to WordPress. All new posts will be on this page from this day onwards.
August 27, 2009 § 2 Comments
Right. I have my interview clothes on, interview bag on, and interview face on. I just attempted to give myself a haircut 30 minutes before heading out. When was the last time I did this seriously? Longer than I care to remember. Somehow the only wise words I recall as I prepare to board the rat-race express again are that it’s better to be alone, than to be with someone and feel like the loneliest person in the world. Is that relevant at all? Probably not, it’s from some 90’s TV show. Anyone who can guess, will be a winner. Actually, maybe a loser, as the show was sad and lame.
Don’t wish me good luck.
August 21, 2009 § 2 Comments
A really excellent way to avoid all contact with human beings is to live alone and work from home, perpetually plugged into the genius that is the internet. Not only does that minimize interaction with people, it also greatly reduces one’s ability to speak. However this is not entirely a bad thing, as foot in the mouth therapy really isn’t all as promising as some would claim it to be. One of the great advantages of conducting all communication online is that it keeps mixing with others to an absolute minimum. By this surely none would be more wonderful that grocery shopping on the net. The joys of this medium of buying had eluded me until the last couple of weeks, where I discovered that not having to wait in line at the supermarket and stomping amidst the weekend crowds has bestowed me with more pleasure that one would think possible. Not to mention all heavy items carried by a beefy man all the way to your doorstep. It is less expensive that I thought, and worth so much more than I could ever imagine.
My conversion to full-time hermit is almost complete.
August 19, 2009 § 2 Comments
You know one of those times when you’ve dug a hole so deep, and you keep digging and digging until the point you forget why you were digging in the first place? At this point in my life that feeling surfaces and sometimes I have to sit up straight and remind myself what the hell I’m doing. Apparently, I studied to be an architect. Apparently, I worked shit to try to become a REAL architect. Apparently, I had to study some more after working shit to be an architect. But am I an architect? I’ve been mulling around at home, doing odd hours of work. I started a business. Well, to be precise, I registered a business name. Doing what? Architectural work. Apparently. The hole is really deep now, can’t really see where I’m digging, but I’m sure it will lead somewhere. Right? Someone give me a pinch and remind me please.
August 14, 2009 § 2 Comments
In the midst of re-settling back in Sydney, I’ve completely forgotten to advertise the last two articles for Indie Travel Podcast. Read them here and here. In related news, I’ve finally submitted to them as well the first draft of the travel e-book, so am excitedly anticipating that new project to take off in the next few months.
Before it’s published I’m also hoping to revamp this website with my own domain name, but that’s another project all on its own. Hopefully I’ll procrastinate less and do more. This online business stuff is zapping away all my brain cells.