Monday, August 31, 2009

Waiting On A Call

Many of you know that I have been job hunting for quite some time. Part of my tag line is that I am searching for my career.

A while back I had determined that I wanted to work in the legal field as a paralegal or something similar.

With the current job market, though, I am open to other job opportunities, especially if it is a job that I could be happy doing.

I have had some bad luck with all of this getting maybe one call a month if lucky, sometimes, a couple months go by with nothing.

In the last 10 days or so, I had 4 interviews, 3 at law firms. One for a paralegal, one for a receptionist and one for an assistant position.

All three are downtown and within blocks of each other. In fact, 2 I interviewed for on the same day were literally across the street from each other.

What is also interesting is that I interviewed at each company according to size. The first firm was tiny, only 4 lawyers. The second has 13 layers, the 3rd has 42 lawyers.

All 4 positions are looking for someone to start immediately. The one that is not at a law firm is part-time, but it would be a fun job. The other 3 at the law firms are full-time and all vary in responsibility. All 3 would be great opportunities.

However, I am hoping for one of them in particular. I think it would be the best fit for me and vice versa as well as being a fun job with the most potential. I should be hearing from the 3 law firms anytime in the next day or two, so fingers crossed!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

So Neglected

I have neglected my blog, sadly, for nearly a month. I didn't realize it had been that long.

The month of August has been so very busy for me. Between working on my online classes, birthdays, accompanying people to doctors, general summer things, helping out friends in need and interviews, I have been busier than I normally would be.

As such, I just have not had time or focus for blogging. I feel bad about it because I have ignored that side of myself, but also because I hate when I go to a blog and there are no updates for weeks on end. Sorry!!!

I will try to update more frequently.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Such Genes

Today is my paternal grandfather's 94th birthday. Happy Birthday, Grandpa!

I am blessed with longevity on both sides. As you probably know, my maternal grandmother is 90.

I pray I am blessed with a combination of the two as I age. They both have all their faculties. Both have excellent memories of the past and still have their senses of humor. My grandpa still loves to sing and my grandma still loves to read and watches CNN every day.

My grandma took care of my uncle (who has MS) up until 2 years ago when his accident and near death took a huge toll on her physically. She still gets around pretty good, but needs assistance. She is shakier on her feet than my grandpa.

My grandpa still drives, though he only drives the block and a half to the diner he goes to every day. He lives entirely on his own and sleeps in the upstairs bedroom rather than the one on the ground floor. He took care of my grandma, who had had a couple of strokes, before she passed 6 years ago.

I often forget how blessed I am in this department. I am so accustomed to having my grandparents that I forget that most of my friends no longer have theirs or never knew theirs.

My grandpa lives on the East Coast so I have not seen him in a very long time and cannot wish him a happy birthday in person. None of his children live near him and my sister and I are his only grandchildren. Thankfully, he has some fabulous neighbors who bake him a cake every year and act as the surrogate children.

Happy Birthday, Grandpa!

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