Turning My Work

I'm back from my travels out west and it was a lot of fun. The weather was nice and I absolutely love the mountains, so that was awesome to see. When we went to L.A. we cruised Hollywood Blvd. and saw the stars and the Chinese theater, put our hands and feet in some prints, felt like I was closer to the movie stars. As for my knitting, I didn't get quite as much done as I would have hoped. My flights all went very smoothly so I had hardly any time in the airports to even think about pulling my knitting out, and with my past experiences in airports, I'll take it as a great thing. Then when I was on the plane, I totally underestimated the amount of elbow room you get in those seats. none. I was scrunched in my seat usually next to a person who liked to take up his fair share of the arm rest and I had to forget about trying to manage my long needles. I did get a chance to knit some when I got to San Diego while I was sitting out by the pool. Ahh, it was nice. I would say I added about 6 or 7 inches to the scarf, so I would say that is progress, every little bit counts.

Summer is now coming to a close and its time for me to get serious about finding a job. I now feel more motivated than ever to find something, anything that I can to make money, occupy my time, and get me headed in the right direction. It had been discouraging early in the summer getting so many rejection emails for every job I applied for, so I decided to take a break from it and regain confidence so I could hit the ground running in the fall when companies would start afresh looking for new-hires. I also hadn't looked for temporary work before because it was demoralizing to me that I worked so hard for four years expecting that all my hard work would pay off and I would get a decent job doing what I had been studying for all this time, only to find that my hard work didn't matter and I would have to flip burgers just to make money. Luckily my family has been very supportive and understanding and I don't have to flip burgers to survive (just yet). But I feel refreshed with my time off, being lazy, getting back in touch with my hobbies, enough time to get bored enough that I will do just about anything to keep me busy. So wish me luck in my searches!

For anyone wondering, my boyfriend and I are having trouble getting through the long distance relationship. Hey, no one is perfect, not even him and I (although many people would like to think we are). He doesn't feel happy anymore in the relationship so it is time for us to take a break. Although I am sad to let him go, I know its the right thing to do. I really wanted us to work, and maybe we still can, but its just not the right time. I still love him and miss him so much, and that probably won't change for a very long time.

I'm at the bottom right now of everything, so I have no where to go but up. I'm turning my work to the other side, looking forward to starting the next row, knowing that each stitch helps me build up to the final goal.


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