I’ve been applying for jobs in Denver for a while – I do live here, after all – but I haven’t been exclusively searching until now. Turns out I live in an amazing city with a lot of great opportunities and there is no reason for me to feel unhappy or stuck. I’m now officially applying for jobs here (applied for 12 today) and plan to find a job in my field, buy a car, and potentially move to a larger apartment with more amenities. I had a quick opportunity to move out of my uber-expensive apartment at DU and got a deal on this vintage studio but I’m sick of having no space, no dishwasher, no gym, no garbage disposal, no living room, etc.
Full disclosure – I’m embarrassed that the cohort a year below me is about to graduate and some have already secured jobs (although I am totally proud of them) and that it’s taken me a year to figure out what I want to do. I don’t feel like I have much to show for the past year but there have been hundreds of job applications. maybe even one thousand. I do work full time. I am a manager. things could be much worse! and the overseas thing, for whatever reason, is unfortunately not happening (but I do still have a valid passport and a backpack and am tempted to buy a ticket to Peru or Thailand…).
so there it is. I am finally embracing life in Denver and realizing I can make it work here. the restaurant has been a change of pace and has been fun but I’m starting to hit the wall there and I want to use my skills, intelligence, experience, etc. I want to do what I know I’m meant to do and I’m going to make it happen for myself, no matter what.
p.s. one of my best friends, Jane, is running a half marathon in San Francisco and is fundraising with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training to help find cures and better treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. please visit her website and consider making a donation (I just donated $50!).
I changed my blog name just a few minutes ago – I enjoyed “turnthisway” but it didn’t fully resonate with me. turn which way? and toward what? the phrase came from a song by the Decemberists called “Here I Dreamt I Was An Architect” which I certainly still enjoy but again, the name wasn’t resonating. While chatting with a friend online tonight, my name was misspelled from Christine to Christime. Simple mistake, really, the letters M and N are right next to each other, but my mind instantly clicked with the word time and the irony of including my name within it.
I could go on about the word time and how it currently fits in my life (too much time, not enough time, not using my time, wasting time, time flying, time standing still) but regardless, time it is.