Saturday, May 16, 2009

Our Wildlife

So this is one of our daily visitors. This tree is at the end of our balcony and the squirrels love to stop by to see what we're up to. Of course, the cats are useless and don't really care about the squirrels too much. I even tried to take Ares outside to see this squirrel but he wouldn't even look in its direction. Even with it sitting in the tree staring at us. Of well. At least we have something to keep us entertained.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

What should I do now?

Okay, so being out of grad school is kind of nice but I already miss it and it's only been a few weeks. I don't know if I can handle not having lots of stuff to do at one time. This has led me to think of getting my doctorate in education. I'm even thinking of doing this overseas in either England or Scotland. I want the experience of attending an international institution and possibly even working over there. I know my husband wants me to get a job. I want me to get a job but I'm already getting discouraged. I keep applying to jobs everyday but I'm worried the economy is so bad and there are so many people who have graduated with a masters in my field that I would be able to find a job and we'll have to live with my mother again! I don't know if my asthmas can handle that!

I did apply for a job at the University of Edinburgh but I doubt I have the experience necessary for the position. It would be neat though if I got it. I don't know what Mike would do over there. I'm sure he'd find something though.

If I don't get a job soon, I'll go crazy! I'm sick of not being a productive member of society. I'm sick of never having the money to pay my bills. It's sad that if we actually made $25000 a year, that would be a lot of money to us. Ugh, it sucks. Okay, I think I'm finished complaining now.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Okay I've what?

So, graduation was April 26th and I did get to walk, thanks to the generosity of some of my co-hort and co-workers. I had flown out to Colorado to interview for a position at a community college but it was not meant to be. I think the fact that I got stuck in that state for almost 24 hours more than I was supposed to be there was a cosmic sign of this. Oh well. I'm still filling out applications, checking out new areas of the country, and trying for a more permanent position than what I have right now. I love working for Target but I didn't spend all that money to be a cashier forever....might try for the corporate office though....that might be fun!

There have been ups and downs for the last couple weeks but now that all of my grades are finally into Registration, I'm breathing a little easier. I was worried I wouldn't get everything finished before the deadline but I did and it feels like a weight was lifted off of me. I am helping out at UA for the next month but might have to move in with mom for a little while and transfer to the Target in Flint, if they need another cashier for the summer. I'm hoping they do.