So many things have happened lately that I can’t even keep up myself. Some of you might have seen my post a while back about suddenly finding myself unemployed. That experience made me plummet to rock bottom alarmingly fast, within a few days of it sinking in I was nearly back to being suicidal. All the old feelings of inadequacy, worthlesness and so on came back in a big big way. But a lot has happened since then.
- Was suddenly called in for job interview in Kristiansand, which is a city almost 300 miles south of me (470km). I had applied to jobs down there because my sister and her family lives there, I have lived there before and it is a city I like and that is of an okay size. It also has a very active dive club, I’ve done a few dives with them and like being there.
- Was offered a job at something called “community emergency care”. It is a 50% nightshift position, but it isn’t a temp job, it’s a fixed position, which is a really good thing to have. Most nurses don’t get a position like that until they’ve worked for at least three years. The ward itself is brand new, it starts Oct 1st and is meant to be an alternative to hospital admittance for people in the community. Typical patients would be pain in the abdomen for observation, acute COPD exacerbation, cancer patients with pain management issues and son. It is a really exciting project, and I never thought I would get the job. But I did!
- I got a “new” old car. It was my aunts, and I have inherited almost for free. It’s a 2001 Peugeot station wagon. Not pretty, but it runs and its perfect for hauling a dog and diving gear around.
- I need to move. Almost 300 miles. So I’ve been contacting about a million houseowners who have flats for rent. I was really pessimistic about it, mostly because no one seemed to want a tenant with a dog, but now I might have gotten an apartment which is a five minute walk from my sister and her family. Perfect!
- I turned 29 on Sept 9th.
In short: new age, new job, new place to live and old car.
I’m terrified of all the changes that are happening, and it’ll be a loooong while until I “land”. So sorry if I’m being sporadic and weird.
Finally found a collection of the Discworld books that I want.