Monday, October 3, 2011
Day Book, D.A.I.Y.E. Day.
Today I made an organizer, because when I am feeling disorganized I make systems for organizing (and then maybe I don't use them). I decided the first thing I would do after my time at my current position ended would be to do something that felt productive and grounding... so... and organizer it was.
I took three sides of an old box (plucked out of the paper recycling bin in our apartment, somewhat to JewishGuy's dismay). I collaged on the outside, covered it with mod podge, and used brads to hold the "general to-do list" paper on one side. Then I did something way too complicated to bind the other side together into a book and then sew it onto the cover very slowly. I also put a brad on each side of the covers to be used as closure devices (a red string wraps around them to keep the book closed).
I might still sew a pocket into the large empty flap so that I have somewhere to keep business cards or whatever that I pick up.
Basically, I felt like I needed something to keep me motivated, because now that I have nowhere to go during the day I have become very anxious. Okay, today was Day 1 of not having anywhere to go... and I already contacted a temp agency to help make some moneys while I continue the job search.
My position ended because the department closed, effective Erev Rosh Hashana, last Wednesday. Last week was such a stressful week, and even though Rosh Hashana was good it was not due to our planning! We were both so stressed we barely got what we needed to get done, done, and one of the meals we hosted was woefully short on food (I mean, for my standards - I want people to be stuffed with food of all sorts before dessert, and that just wasn't the case).
A piece of good news - I sent in my ATR application as soon as I got home from work on Wednesday! All of my hours are finished, the application went in the mail, and this week (or next) I will follow-up to see if they got it. Hooray! I also put in for a hold on my LCAT permit, hopefully that will come through soon.
And finally, one of my goals for the month of October is to create a consistent online presence, which will mean a major overhaul of my website and blog. I will keep updating (such that I have been) in the meantime, but look forward to some big changes soon :)