Thursday, October 14, 2010
Good morning everyone. Thank you to all those people for the kind comments of my last post. I'm optimistic about this new prospect, but a part of me is still a little apprehensive about it. Mostly it has to do with the amount of time between now and the end of my course. Who knows what may happen between now and then right? All I have at the moment is a promising offer that I hope will still be available in mid December. Who knows, maybe they will find a few more guys between now and then and not have a spot. I did ask her if she was sure they'd still be hiring around that time and she indicated that they for sure would be. All I have to go on right now is her word, which I hope is solid.
It's still a bit unsettling to be staying at home. I don't necessarily feel as though I'm missing out on any opportunities, because there aren't any. It's not as if people are breaking down my door to hire me. But still that feeling lingers. Maybe I'm just not the type of person who enjoys staying home, especially for this long, with no defined plan for the day. Yesterday I repaird a closet door that wasn't running it's track correctly, and the front door that never closed properly. Things like that make me feel better, but as time goes it gets harder to find the energy to want to do those things. Maybe it's partially depression that's keeping me from being more active.
What I'm looking forward to most is going back to school. I really enjoy taking apprenticeship training. I love taking what I've learned at work and applying it in a classroom setting. It bridges gaps, taking what I've done, then learning the theory behind it. It's also kind of an adventure since I have to move 3.5 hours away up the highway for it, which is kind of fun. The schools around Vancouver are booked solid, so I take my training in Kamloops, where I did my pre-app training years ago, and where I've done Level 1 and 2 most recently. I have a friend up there who offers me his office with hide-a-bed to stay in for the 6 weeks I'm there. Perfect situation for me, since I can concentrate on school and focus without outside distractions, plus it's only a few hours away so I can come home on weekends.
Three and a half more weeks to go before I start school. Here's to hanging on to my sanity until then... Especially if the Canucks lose more games like they did last night.