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my life lately

My second blog post already? look at me go!

Since we’re friends now, and the official introductions are out of the way, I thought that today might be a good day to tell you all about my life lately.

Let me just let the elephant in the room out of the bag … is that how the expression goes? I think the cat might be the one in the bag. Either way, what I’m trying to say is this: I’m currently unemployed.



For the last month or so I’ve been out of work. This isn’t some sort of big dramatic deal, I wasn’t fired or anything … my contract was up at my last job (my very FIRST post-university) and it was time to move on. SO, since then, I’ve been working on finding another and I happen to be rather excited to see whats in store, but, as can be expected, it’s taking me a little while to find myself a new gig.

Why, you ask, am I telling you all about this when this is only our second date? When I’m still supposed to be trying my darndest to impress you?

Well, because it’s a big reason why I started this blog!

Like I said in my first post, I’ve wanted to start a blog for quite some time now, but having all this extra free time on my hands really gave me the extra push I needed to get this thing started! I can talk and talk about how truthfully excited I am to see what job I’ll be doing next, but trust me when I say that excitement does not take away from the fact that being unemployed can get rather BORING.

You’ll learn, as this relationship progresses that I’m a girl that strives on STRUCTURE. I like to have a plan and a routine and right now, I’m obviously lacking all of the above.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s nice to have the extra time to do some of the things that I couldn’t do before (like hitting the gym outside of peak hours?), but I decided in the first week or two or being home alone (during a canadian winter i might add – don’t get me started about feeling stir crazy!) that I needed a hobby. So here it is folks!

look ma! I'm at the gym taking pictures of myself because no one's around to think that's weird!

look ma! I’m at the gym taking pictures of myself because no one’s around to think that’s weird!

what's that? you don't want to get out of bed and go out there? yeah, me either.

what’s that? you don’t want to get out of bed and go out there? yeah, me either.

I might also mention that being home (and bored, did I say that already?) has also lead me to on certain occasions thinking that eating an entire box of Triscuits is the ultimate cure to boredom … it isn’t. I’m hoping that this blog will help with that tiny issue as well, in keeping me accountable to all of the world (yes, I know that I’m exaggerating a tad about my “reach” here).

boredom busters? nope. delicious? heck yes.

boredom busters? nope.
delicious? heck yes.


I solemnly swear to confess to anyone reading if I ever eat an entire box of Triscuits ever again. Or an entire box of anything for that matter.

Can you even wait?

Ok, the bottom line here is that I’m stupidly excited to get started with this whole blogging thang, and I’m grateful that I now have the time to get it started. Bring on the trial and error (I’ve got the time)!

Is anybody out there? If you are … leave me some tips!