thedeadparrot (thedeadparrot) wrote,

Hurricane Sandy and other angst

I'm doing okay for the most part during the storm. My apartment is leaking a little, which is not a happy thing, but all I can do is manage it as best I can right now until it gets safe enough and stops raining long enough for someone to come in and take a look at it.

Work stress was a result of me realizing that I was not happy with my old job and learning that yeah, it was showing up in my performance. After talking to my manager about my unhappiness and desire to leave I was basically let go with only a bit of warning, and so I am currently on the hunt for a new job. My job search right out of college was not exactly sunshine and roses for me, which left me with only one choice, and I'm really worried that the same will happen to this time around. I know that I am not the same candidate I was 2-3 years ago, and I know that standards change when you have some experience under your belt, and I know that I was looking for a job in the depths of the recession, but I am not sure if I can take that much rejection all over again.

On top of all this, I feel really guilty, because I know that I am in a much better position than most people who lose their jobs, but still, I am really bad at functioning without some sort of stability. I know that most of you on IM are really sick of my angst and my drama, sorry. /o\

I am going to write up my Dear Yuletide author as soon as I feel like a sane person again, which will either be (a) after I don't completely flub an interview or (b) after my apartment stops leaking so I can clean up the large amount of crap that's lying everywhere, whichever comes later.

Okay, so maybe that was really boring. There have been brighter moments. I finished a first draft of my embarrassing gen fic, which I might end up cleaning up and posting later. Maybe after interview #2 this week.

I recently went through a bit of a typography/graphic design phase, after glancing through The League of Moveable Type. I also had some fun looking at old Penguin book covers, and I thought it would be a great fit for some XMFC fic, so I made a cover for and admit that the waters around you have grown and tried to imitate some of that style.

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Tags: graphics in the hizzouse, omg i need a job, weather shenanigans

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