Today is my first day unemployed in a long time, and I’ve decided to take advantage of it.

After going for a run in the rain, I came home to apply for jobs and write a bit. I’m looking for a job in writing. I don’t care so much what kind of writing; marketing materials, correspondence, blogs or articles. Anything involving writing or editing will do. If you hear of something, message me, please!

There is really nothing as inspiring or exhilarating as running in the rain. It’s quite beautiful. As I dried off and sipped my hot chocolate, it occurred to me that I can use this time to write about whatever I want, to explore WordPress and learn HTML. These are things that I have wanted to do for a while, and I’m excited to have the opportunity. Suggestions are, of course, welcome. I figure I will start with Google and see where it takes me.

I also decided to pay a visit to my former Boss (some of you may have heard of her). My old office is fairly close to home, and when I left about a year ago I promised I would come visit. She was thrilled to see me, and after showing me some pictures from her daughter’s wedding, informed me that she does not know of any openings in the university but she will let me know if she hears of anything.

My lesson of the day is that a good place to start looking for work is through connections from previous jobs, and in the meantime I can work on my skills and improve my marketability. Hopefully something will come of any of the friends and former coworkers who offered to pass on my resume. If you keep reading, you may find out…

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