Well, I’m in the last days of my extended vacation. That’s the term I’m going to use to describe my two-plus years out of work from now on. Sounds better, doesn’t it? Makes people jealous. “Oh, I’ve been on an extended vacation for the last two years.” That seems so much cooler than “Yeah, I’ve been an unemployed bum for the last two years.”
Anyway, in this last week of getting ready to take on my job at the new company, I’m only a tiny bit nervous because I’ve not heard back from them on my background check and drug screening. They usually want to send me to some chain of pee-in-a-cup outlets with disinterested and unsavory people handing urine all day where I’ll add mine to the whole mix and wait to be declared clean. But that takes time and I’ve not heard from the company. So with a start date of December 6 looming one week from today, I’m a touch on the edgy side.
But then, that’s me. I’ll ALWAYS find a reason to be worried, nervous, afraid. I’m built that way. It’s what I do.
I did, however, have a good weekend. I took a long, restful holiday. I stayed up WAY too late and did absolutely nothing. Today, I’ll probably start breaking ground on my new fiction pieces. I’ve got about five of them I can list off the top of my head and I’ve jotted their basic structures either onto an electronic form I designed for that purpose, or in a notebook. Either way I’ll have them at my fingertips and ready to go. I just have to decide who’s first. Heh.
Other than those few items, I’ve got nothin’. Hopefully having a job will provide stories I can share here, and the place will be less boring and contemplative and more practical in its content. (Don’t hold your breath.) We’ll see.
How was your holiday?
God bless, all!
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