B’s job hunt continues. This basically means two things: 1, that I am not sleeping so well but the time I spend awake in bed at night is spent in prayer, which it probably should be all the time, even when things are going splendidly. Praying, meditating, and focusing on all that I already have is the one thing that is getting me through this job flux and the possibility of our moving. It centers me and makes me realize that things I’m not even privy to are at work. There’s a lot of comfort in the big picture.
The #2 in my itemized list of life minutiae is that I’m helping him with all his job applications. And there are a lot. A whole lot. Like, a three digit lot. When he’s at work, I am getting all his materials together, making sure all the forms are filled out correctly, double-checking cover letters, and emailing contacts to see if they know of any openings in their area. It is tedious with a capital T. Luckily, Wee Cee has been really mellow the last few days and she has been able to entertain herself while I’m sorting all this out, which is a tremendous help. She’s pretty much the best baby ever.
Sidenote: I actually have been able to comprise a small list of New Years Resolutions. One of them is to retire the “____ is pretty much the _____ _____ ever” construction. So that is the last time you’ll hear it from me. You’re welcome.
Cover letters are not fun. They are the birthplaces of words like “synergy” and “best practices.” I don’t appreciate their dryness and all the pressure they put on you to make yourself look like a superstar when those truths should just be self-evident without you having to write about them. But whatevs. I’m sucking it up.
It’s because of all this extra work that I haven’t yet responded to your comments from my post yesterday. Honestly, I don’t know when I’ll get around to doing that or if I’m going to answer them at all, but be assured that I seriously appreciated all of them (as I always do). Giving up this kind of vigilance of my blog for a time is just one of those casualties of being busy with really, really important things. I appreciate your understanding.
I know I said there were only two things, but I lied because there’s actually one more. I seem to be playing on the Tweeter a lot lately. I like its brevity. I like that there is no pressure to write words like “collaborative” and “technology” and “experience” except in a mocking way. It gives me quick breaks from cover letter purgatory. So if I overshare or say something drunkish, just ignore me.