National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is on the horizon. I know, I know. It’s more than a month away, but it will be upon us before we know it. Okay, so maybe I’m a NaNo geek. Out of three attempts in the past three years, I’ve won all three. I’m surprised I won my first […]
My husband and I recently packed up our furniture, dogs, and belongings, and moved to a little tourist town three hours north of where we both grew up. Why? To pursue new opportunities. Everything has fallen in place for this change. My husband got a new job and we got a house to rent within […]
When I first learned that my husband and I were going to work on a food truck for a week, I was excited. I had visions of my husband and I working in a cute, little food truck, deep frying foods and handing out overpriced fountain drinks in large cups. Boy, was I wrong. First […]
When I first started my search for a remote job, it was out of desperation. I needed to find a new job (for reasons mentioned in this blog post). I applied to so many jobs. Full-time and part-time. In Michigan and outside of the state. I just wanted something. Anything. I had phone interviews galore, […]
In the past two months, I have had to say goodbye to two part-time jobs in order to pursue one full-time job. Leaving both jobs was difficult. I’ll miss my coworkers and the job duties. But mostly, I’m sad to leave the library patrons.
I’m going to miss patron A who calls my by first name and gets excited when he sees me, asking if we have more Star Wars books (again). Will the person who replaces me understand that this kid is special in so many ways?
I’m going to miss patron B who’s snarky jokes made me smile every Saturday morning and reminded me of my father’s and grandfather’s humor. I’ll have to call Dad more and ask that he tells me more jokes.
Will the person who replaces me know that patron C is mute and communicates through her tablet? Will he/she realize that patron D looks 25 but has a lower reading level and prefers the youth nonfiction books about trains?
Will he/she ask their new coworkers how their days are going because sometimes working this job can be demanding, especially when the rest of life is difficult?
Goodbye, reference and circulation desks. Thank you for all you’ve taught me. I promise to visit. I’ll just be on the other side of the counter.
When I crush a workout first thing in the morning, I feel awesome. And sweaty. And famished. When I don’t have time to break out the eggs and make an omelette, I break out my blender. I love my morning post-workout smoothies. My favorite smoothie involves chocolate protein powder, cocoa powder, and peanut butter. YUM! […]