Let’s see if I can connect all the dots and make up two days of prompts, shall we?
Yesterday I didn’t play because I took a road trip to my sister’s (about 1-1/2 hours away) to pick up mom’s ashes and some other things that were hers. It was a fun day, even though the reason for the visit wasn’t the greatest. We talked about mom and then we shared some pictures. We found we were missing remote information about certain events or people in the photographs and wished that mom was there to answer those questions. I’ve come to discover in talking with other relatives that none of the kids ever asked questions because we were always taught to “be seen and not heard” at family gatherings. Such a shame. Moral of the story, ask your parents questions. Talk to your kids. Tell them the stories or, better yet, make scrapbooks WITH JOURNALING about the pictures. Somebody is going to want to know those things at some point.
I’ve mentioned that the transcription business is getting very hit and miss for the past couple of years and I’ve been able to manage but I’m getting a little worried sometimes that we won’t be able to make ends meet. I’m sending the messages out to the Universe and applying for other transcription jobs through Indeed, hoping that the right one will come along. Then I got this email the other day:
I’ve written before that my very first job was as a Page in the local library. The page is the one who puts the books away and keeps things looking orderly. You have to know how to alphabetize both with letters and numbers, be able to climb stairs and reach high shelves. In high school it was the perfect job for me because I could go straight after school and while I did have to work some Saturdays, it was closed on Sunday. At that time there was a bouncer to handle the occasional drunk patron who would wander in.
I’m contemplating applying for the job again because it is a part time position and would give me the flexibility to continue my transcription and crafting work but also bring in a more stable paycheck. There are no benefits like medical, etc., but I don’t really need that. I still think I am physically fit enough to handle the workload. And, it’s not like working in a retail position as I did with Michaels a few years ago. I’d have minimal contact with people since there is no talking in the library. That works with my introvert personality. There are no sales pitches at checkout and I think that putting books away is a lot easier than straightening out the T-shirt section or, worse yet, the beads department!
Since I set so much store by the universe and what it sends me, I’m wondering if getting this email was a sign? If I apply, the worst (?) that could happen is that I wouldn’t get the job, right? What do you think? Should I go full circle with my employment history? Was I able to connect all the prompts? Happy Saturday all!