Oct. 20th, 2014

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Dropping in 6 months since my last life post to give you an update. 6 months ago I had just finished student teaching and had applied for a job. I didn't get the job, didn't even get called for an interview. I was pretty disappointed about the lack of interview. But, what are you going to do? I also didn't get my summer job back, quite a bit of drama related to that...this is what I posted on FB back then:

"I am trying very hard not to be angry or disappointed...very, very hard... but I think I'm losing this battle. On April 16th I sent an email to professors and co-workers about having a celebration party to honor the completion of my student teaching. Sue me, but I thought this was a big deal. Until this morning I had nearly 15 people who had replied back or told me they were coming. Guess how many people showed up? 6. Yeah, SIX. Liz is the only one from KSU that showed. I did have an email from two professors when I woke up this morning that they couldn't come due to a meeting...who has a meeting on a Sunday and last minute at that? But no one else bothered to contact me. Everyone was supposed to be here at 1pm for a cookout. At 1:20 my CT sends me a text saying sorry but she wouldn't be here either.

I cannot express how rude it is to make a commitment and then not show for it, especially without getting into contact with the person expecting you. I had so much food I had prepared and if Liz hadn't come it would have gone to waste. Thankfully she is going to take it to work with her tonight
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I don't have confirmation but I suspect my ex-boss knew I wouldn't be getting my summer job back and thus spread the word to the other professors. I was upset about not getting my summer job back after my ex-boss told me all semester that she was 98% sure I would but in the grand picture of things...it was not related to me celebrating being finished with student teaching.

Thankfully I found a job helping out with the summer school program that I had done my student teaching at. It was a shorter time frame but I made $5 more an hour than what I was at my old summer job. Since summer I have been substitute teaching at that school and I just signed up in another district so I've been pretty busy. It's a good thing the bigger district just went on fall break this week though, I felt the inklings of strep throat on Friday and now that it's Monday, I'm sure that's what it is. I'm taking anti-biotics in hopes of kicking it before it gets bad. If I'm not better by Wednesday morning I'll have to get up and go to the doctor.

How's the writing going? I get asked this a lot but one person. Simple answer? It's not. I've been stuck in quite a bit of writers block since about June. The most writing I've done is revisions on A Couple Takes Two. I have an amazing beta, but she has been busy too. I'm hoping this story might get done by the end of the year, fingers crossed. I have written a couple of drabbles in the past month, so maybe I'm coming out of my writers block. I have this one drabble that came to mind, I've been writing it on my phone as I have spare moments. At first it was going to be something simple and then as I was laying down for a nap this afternoon I had another idea...and then another for it. We'll see how that goes.

I think the biggest contributor to my writers block is depression. As most of you know, my mom passed away last year and my life has changed drastically since then. Most days are okay but then there are days that it just hits me and all I want to do is sit in the quiet, dark of my house.

In other news, I've been getting back into anime. My cousin had me watch Black Butler over the summer. Loved the first season, liked the second season, loved the continuation of the first season with "Book of Circus". I've also watched the first season of Free! And I've been watching Sailor Moon Crystal. I finished reading the Sailor Moon manga, I'm working on reading the Black Butler one. I'm one of those people that likes to actually buy volumes of manga vs. reading it online, mostly because my internet takes longer to load a page than it does to read it. I found out a couple of days ago that Nick has released the new season of Legend of Korra so I've started watching that too.

I have gotten up to S3 of Once Upon a Time but when I originally added it on Netflix, it wasn't out yet so it's behind Teen Wolf and Hannibal. I watched Rock of Ages recently, I didn't know it was a musical... but I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked it... minus Alec Baldwin's parts. The scene between him and Russell Brand...so ridiculous.

Let's see...am I missing anything? Oh! I finished my reading goal a full 3 months early, so now anything I read is just extra. Since I'm getting back into manga, I think I'll challenge myself to more books next year, maybe 150 or 200. I'll post my book end review closer to the end of the year.

I'm mostly on Tumblr these days. If you want to follow me, you can find me at "elvenavari".

And that's my life. See ya again at the end of the year!

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