So I think time for a little update on my life. It feels like it's been a while... but that may just be because lots of things are happening around here!
I'm still looking for a job & spending lots of time at home, lounging around & catching up on my reading. Currently, I'm enjoying A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin: an epic, almost-historical, fantasy series - my favourite! I'll definitely be reading the other books in the series! I love reading & missed being able to devour novels, doing nothing else all day. That was a bit hard to do while I was trying to finish up my Master's, but now that I'm done, nothing's stopping me!
Well... nothing but the job searching.
I heard back from that place I interviewed at twice & completed a writing test for..... they went with someone who had more experience. I felt so comfortable there & the fit was so right, I was actually a little surprised. But of course experience trumps no experience when everything else is equal.
I can't lie & say that I wasn't discouraged. How am I supposed to gain experience if I need experience to get a job? Arg.
But I haven't given up & applied to 2 jobs today - both entry level positions I am more than qualified for, so here's hoping I hear back for an interview. I have a few more lined up to apply for on Monday & a lot more searching to do.
Keep your fingers crossed for me? Thanks!
Besides that, I bought some new books last weekend. They're really cute:
I'll try to get a good picture of me from head to toe in them. They make me smile & feel really good about myself. This is the first pair of boots I own that I can actually tuck pants into & look cute with a skirt... so I'm pretty excited! Now I just need a new pair of nice shoes since the soles are falling off the ones I've been wearing for the past 8 years!
Lastly, did you see? I updated the picture I used as my blog "profile" photo. I wanted a change because I felt like I was hiding too much under my cloche in the previous picture. Do you like it?
I was playing around in the gimp while editing that photo & came up with this "old style" photo:
Not bad, eh? Do you think I could've survived the "olden days," like the 20-30s? Maybe I should put that beloved cloche back on after all!
Do you ever imagine yourself in the past? I do! I love thinking about the part & feel especially connected with some of the eras. If I had lived in the 20-30s, I would definitely have been a flapper & a suffragette. I strongly believe in woman's equality & promote it whenever I can! What about you?
What era would you like to experience the most? You know, if you had a time travel machine? I'd love to live through the 1920's as well as the 1700's and ancient Rome/Greece. Sometimes I dream or read about these eras & they seem much more real than the time I'm living in... perhaps there is some truth to reincarnation after all? What do you think?