I feel like my posts have all been coming out through the lens of the job search, lately. I mean, I try to address bigger issues, but you can probably see the thought patterns behind some of what I say… Like I mentioned before, I have started looking for jobs–and even applied to a few–but it’s ludicrous that I could be less than 2/3 of the way through my MLIS and so focused on that one thing… isn’t it? It’s a semester too early for “senioritis.”
Anyway, I apologize if I seem kind of one-track in my thinking. While the question of where I’ll be living and what I’ll be doing in [not even] six months dominates a lot of my headspace, there are other things going on. For instance, there’s spring (soon?), allergies (western PA hates me), long walks (1.5mi today), taking care of my injured parakeet (he’s fine now), dancing with book carts (going fantastically), and some “for fun” reading instead of the work reading I should be doing. Sometimes, I even go out for hot dogs and beer or politics and beer (OK, only once). And, while I feel hopelessly behind on all of the projects that are coming due, I am getting used to the feeling and remembering that, every other time I’ve ever felt this way, I’ve pulled through just fine, with everything making it in by its due date.
Just have to remember to breathe. And take enough allergy medicine.