This weekend we had the chance to hang out with our friends, Nate and Michelle, and catch some rays at Block Island. This little island is such a great way to spend a Saturday and not at all hard to get to. We drove about 1 1/2 hours and then took a fast ferry over to Rhode Island. The day started off very foggy and ended foggy, but we did get some sunshine inbetween. Some of the highlights of our trip were... Almost missing the ferry because of traffic and then a wrong turn and once getting there doing everything in fast motion, girls laying on the beach and boys body surfing amongst the sharp rocks, seafood (veggies for Dhrumil) on a deck overlooking the ocean. Check out some pictures from the day above.
The past two weeks have been filled with interviews (6 to be exact) and all of them really haven't been for a job that would be my ideal. Yesterday as I was sitting in my car waiting for yet another interview I started jotting down some of my feelings on the subject... view my soul below. :)
The whole interviewing process is like a step in the direction of self examination. You have to decide what are your best skills, what you can bring to the company. You have to figure out what you are good at, what you would like to do. Yes, a job is needed for money and it is a part of life, but there is so much more to life for me. It all seems a bit idiotic at times. Walking into the plastic world of money and trying to sell yourself to perfect strangers who don't know you at all. Trying to put your life on a piece of paper and contort yourself to fit their specific "job type." Though the guards are up while interviewing, it is still a very vulnerable position that you put yourself in. Having to do this three times in three and half years has made me think so much about what is my "career purpose" in life. I have had to step back each time and figure out what my next move is, evaluate all I have learned, put myself back out there to be not only re-examined by myself, but also by perfect strangers.
Hello... not much happening in wonderful CT except that it is raining still and cold. Willoughby hates the rain and I have to pick him up and carry him to the grass. Such a king... :) Oh and I literally got three interviews in a matter of 10 minuets (all in the same day too). That's recruiters for you. Who knows though. I really wish I had picked a major that was concrete like teaching or finance or something... would have been easier to find a job I think. I'm like oh banking? Sure let me go interview there. Oh would I like to try bee hive manager and dairy farmer? Why not I am versatile. Though I do believe park ranger would best fit my abilities and skills. AHH Check out thepictures of the day... Indian Wedding Celebration with Dhrumil's sister Niketa and our friend Caroline.
What a beautiful day it was yesterday in CT! 70 degrees and sunny and a perfect time for Dhrumil to take me to visit his alma mater. We drove up to Storrs CT for half a day and Dhrumil took my on a tour of the UConn Campus. Crazy to think that we weren't in eachother's lives during college. The campus is beautiful and much larger than IWU... I got a shirt and am now required to say "Go Huskies" :)
My little baby sister, Christina, just got engaged last night. I am so excited for her and Clinton (the man of her dreams) !!!! It is hard to believe that my sister is going to be getting married a year after me... crazy times. Seems like only yesterday she was shorter than me and calling me "sissy" sigh... life goes too fast. (to the right is a picture of Christina and Clinton at their graduation in May)
As I mentioned I lost my job a few weeks ago because of a budget cut. I was finally in the nonprofit arena, but I guess I should have been prepared for the stability to be shaky compared to Oil Companies. This time has been a blessing because I was able to fly to Indiana and spend a few days with my mom and then drive back to the east coast with her and the remainder of my sister's things. (my sis lives in Brooklyn now) Oh the joys of a 15 hour drive which was 3 hours longer because of being stuck in dead stop, people out of there cars traffic in the middle of no-wheres-ville PA. Fun Times. This time has also been blah and below you will find an exciting list of something I like to call "unemployment blues."
- Taking the dog out
- Doing the laundry
wait... ok fine I usually did some of this stuff, and Dhrumil still does the cooking but since I have SO much time I am more of the little "housewife" :) I did bake cookies!
- Staring at my dog
- Going to the library and looking for a job on the computer
- Going to the library and staring and trying to think of people I can network with
- Having lots of energy when Dhrumil gets home from a busy day and wanting to go on a 50 mile hike or something other than looking for a job and him being tired because he did just work all day
I disowned my blog afterthought for a year and half and recently decided it was time to start blogging again. I wanted to create a new blog because my life has changed so much. I started afterthought when I first left college and was just starting "adult life" and I have come so far since then. I have gone through two jobs (long story) and a wedding and have learned so much about myself. I would like to say that I am now on a steady road and know where I'm going, but that is not the case. I guess life is just a continual path of twists and turns that we have to stay caught up with.
So for a quick update on our lives... Dhrumil and I have been loving married life! :) I lost my job a few weeks ago because of a budget cut and am once again searching for the "job of my dreams" I have to trust that there is something out there for me, but it is hard to stay patient.
I have really enjoyed reading all of my friends blogs and staying updated with their lives. We are all on different parts of the country now, but I still feel like I know everything that is going on. :)