Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Face of the Earth

I didn't fall off it... the face of the earth, that is. I promise.

I've been so busy over here trying to see all my friends, pack and find a new job/apt before we move. Originally, I thought I would be able to keep my job and telecommute but orders from higher-up say no new off-site people. My boss is nice enough to give me temp work for him for up to 3 months (my company's max temp contract) but that means I still have to find other work. If you know anything in Philadelphia or telecommuting, let me know! I'm open to anything!

I was just talking to be my good friend Bethro about jobs. Senior year of college, I thought I might want to be a vet and did a lot of research into it. I've also thought of doing public health, public policy or some type of nutrition. All this indecision lead me to standing still and not doing anything to further my knowledge or help me make a choice. Now, it is 2 years later and I realize that going to vet school would change the rest of my life plans (in terms of children, money and location of living). So to make a drastic understatement, I'm stressed. If you have any insights, please feel free to pass them on.

Craftwise, right now I'm working on a Knit-A-Long for Amy March's Slippers. It's been an exercise in patience to say the least! I don't have a picture right now, but I'll post one later.


Bethro said...

I already gave you all of my wisdom (all 3 oz of it), so I have nothing to say about that.

Your patience has paid off! The first slipper looks awesome and I'm sure the second will be equally so. You should be way proud about doing a toe-up short row heel slipper for your fifth (or so) project.

Shan said...

Hi Jess!

Thanks for the comment on my blog...and why I named my dog Piper is that he is a Shetland Sheepdog - Scotland, so bagpipes, so Piper!

I had a lot of ideas but my husband didn't like any of them. "Piper" was the only one he thought he could live with.

raining sheep said...

Hey Jess...I am home again. Don't sweat the life decisions, sometimes things can become very clear when you step away from them.

dianna said...

Jess - I'm 28 and I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up. :)

You'll find your way. Maybe the move will help with that!

beki said...

Hmm, I still don't really know what I want to do and I'm almost 33, been married for 10 years and have 3 kids! Things work out, sometimes you just have to go with the flow.

Kate said...

Take the time to find out what you're interested in -- even if it's just in your spare time. Read about people's experiences with vet school, research schools in the US. I've often found that it's what you can't stop thinking about becomes your passion. Don't be afraid to make the right choice for YOU and no one else.