Well, despite my best intentions, I’ve already fallen down on my blogging activity. I have several topics chosen and one partially written in my head. After a long week of work last week, I just am having trouble getting back into a productive groove.
I did want to mention that I’m seeing real estate moving and more job openings locally. We’re on the way up economically – no matter that it might be a fitful recovery. I graduated in the recession of the 70’s. Returned to the states from overseas during the recession of the 80’s and then became jobless despite the best planning possible in this recession. I think I’ll sit out the next one, thank you!
Which brings me to my dilemma: whether to remain self-employed or take a permanent position somewhere. Don’t know the answer and am having trouble letting the future plan itself. Accepting what comes is not only easiest but healthiest, this I know from experience. Though I saw the recession coming, my decision to take a job to weather it didn’t exactly go the way I planned, so my planning is now rife with indecision.
We love living in Charlottesville and I know we made the right decision to target the area in my job hunt. It’s definitely opened up new possibilities for work and play (I promise my next post will be about Socializing Delia). Now that we have a contract on our GA house, I feel more confident about being able to settle in here perhaps even with a local home purchase. I’m enjoying my new friends and the social media outlets that have delivered them into my house!
After making the move, taking the risks and having to readjust to self-employment, however, I’m having some difficulty settling into my new life. Kinda like, oh, gee, am I going to get to stay here? Well, I stopped applying for D.C. jobs after one afternoon trip to D.C. (Ever wondered what a third world country is like? Just visit our nation’s capital!) I’m no longer looking at Charlotte job openings with the same scrutiny that I was last month.
So yeah I probably can stay here. So do I jump into the marketing mode for my business? Yuck. Well, how about dipping my toe in. I RSVP’d for the COC after hours next week down at Lake Monticello. I may take the day off completely because the Women’s Round Table Lunch is also that day as well as another crucial appointment. Maybe I should dress up and hit the streets that morning. Let’s see: wearing not so comfortable clothes to meet and greet or working a making money? Guess what my druthers are!
Well, off to work for now. Definitely a decision is not on my to-do list today!