So, hrm. Have not posted in awhile.
I have a job right now. It's likely not permanent, but it's something. My dad works in the office of a family-owned furniture factory in the next town over. Summer is their busy season, since they make a lot of furniture for colleges and such, and they just switched over to a new database, so Dad asked me to come help them do data entry to get it set up. I thought it would be a one-time thing, just setting up the database, but then it turned into on-going. I'm a quick typist and I have a nimble brain and am analytical, like my dad, so I'm very suited for this sort of work. It's more than part-time though not quite full-time, giving me some flexibility, and Dad thinks there will be work for me for at least eight weeks. The pay is good, as good as I've ever had.
I hate it, of course. I want to work with people, preferably children, possibly in an educational setting, and this is about as far as you can get from that. For a while I was getting terrible, ice-pick-in-brain headaches every day, though that probably was a combination of tiny laptop screen, glare, and my horrible, horrible, keratoconus
-riddled eyes. Now, with a new monitor (and going into the control panel and making everything ENORMOUS), maybe that will be taken care of.
And, you know, it's a job. I feel better about myself, having something to do, feeling like I'm making a valuable contribution somewhere. Even if it's just helping a furniture factory run smoothly. When I get out of there, my steps lighten and so does my heart. I do a lot more with the rest of my day, compared to when I was unemployed. I go for walks, play with my sibs, go to movies, bake muffins...whereas before I mostly just fiddled around on the internet all day without any purpose. Now my time is more valuable to me, so I take better care of it.
Someone seriously needs to kick me in the pants and make me write more, though. I signed up for spn_summergen
, and I am determined to make all of those happen. I still have a few small scenes to write for Big Bang, though I'm happy with how the polishing is going. Got a partial rough draft from my artist and it's looking fantastic, so that's good. But I want--I need
--to write more. I haven't been reading very much lately, either, though I've been doing better about updating spngenlove
So anyway. That's my life lately.
Oh, and I saw both How to Train Your Dragon and Prince of Persia within the last few days. The former is about a hundred times better than the latter, though I DID enjoy the latter, don't get me wrong. Jake Gyllenhaal is very, very cute and I enjoyed watching him flying acrobatically across the screen. It was pretty tired and predictable, though. But the dragon movie was amazing.
It's one I'll be happy to watch again and again, while once was enough with Prince of Persia.