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Friday, January 11, 2008

I Was in Love With the Place In My Mind

I live in Chicago now, which is great. I think I've been excited to get back here ever since I left a couple of Augusts ago. The city doesn't dissapoint, though I haven't had the time yet to revisit more than a couple of my favorite nooks and crannies.

We've been here for a week now, which is just long enough to begin to be discouraged about looking for a job. My personal situation always makes it a bit complicated for me to find the kind of work that I really want. I have a degree in Biology, which is basically useless. I have two and a half years of experience teaching math in a private school, but no education degree or school certification that would be necessary to quickly and easily find work here. I have a year of experience teaching English to non-native speakers, children specifically, but again no relevant degree or certification, and no experience teaching adults, which is the most likely student group for ESL here.

All that means that though I may be a good teacher, I basically don't have a great resume or striking credentials. The Special Olympics would probably call me "differently abled," and if that title would help me find a job, I would probably use it.

Which leads to the borders-on-desperation thought that I might have to fall back on my previous Chicago work experience in retail banking. If I end up on that route, I could save money for a while and then send myself back to school for some actual education degree. So that wouldn't be the end of the world.

But, man, moving and finding a job. Ugh. Once I get something, I'm staying put here for a while.

In other, more upbeat news, here's what I got my mom for her birthday. When it comes to brownies, she's a corner-lover, so I think she's gonna like it.


Currently listening :
Home
By Dixie Chicks
Release date: 27 August, 2002

3 comments:

Liza Pierce January 13, 2008 at 8:00 PM  

Ok, the brownie pan makes sense now. I was having a hard time picturing it when you told me about it!

Speaking of brownies, I meant to tell you that the Sticky Fingers Bakery brand of mixes at World Market is really good. We use their scone mix at work, and they are great. I've made the Espresso Brownies too and they are really good. So when you shop there, you can look for that brand.

Liza Pierce January 13, 2008 at 8:29 PM  

By the way, how did you get the Currently Listening thing on there? I can't find that!

Davie January 15, 2008 at 9:28 AM  

Up to now, I've just been copying my blogs from MySpace. Hee hee.

Twitter / Davie_St

Words That I'm Living By - 5/2/2010

Time, as I've known it
Doesn't take much time to pass by me
Minutes into days, turn into months
Turn into years, they hurry by me
But still I love to see the sun go down
And the world go around

Dreams full of promises
Hopes for the future, I've had many
Dreams I can't remember now
Hopes that I've forgotten,
faded memories
But still I love to see the sun go down
And the world go around

And I love to see the morning
as it steals across the sky
I love to remember and
I love to wonder why
And I hope that I'm around
so I can be there when I die
When I'm gone

I hope that you will think of me
In moments when you're happy and you're smiling
That the thought will comfort you
On cold and cloudy days
if you are crying
And that you'll love to see
the sun go down
And the world go around
And around and around

"Around and Around" by Mark Kozelek

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