Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Starting Over

Thanks for the wonderful supportive comments on the last couple of posts everyone, it's very much appreciated! I'm only just starting the process of re-organising my life this morning, so I've yet to really experience the highs and lows of job hunting in the current economic climate. However, having said that I'm feeling pretty positive at this moment in time. The trick is in maintaining that outlook against the slings and arrows of job hunting, right?



It's a bit wet and miserable in Sydney today, but as much of today will involve working the phone that's not such a bad thing. I made a batch of buttermilk muffins with apple and walnuts last night, and tucking in to one of those and a cup of coffee has been a nice start to the morning. Sometimes I make these with mixed berries (the frozen ones from the supermarket work really well), but this time I experimented with dried apple, chopped walnuts and the tiniest hint of cinnamon. Nom nom. I usually freeze a batch of 12 and then have them for morning tea.

So, thanks again. Your support has meant a lot to me. Can we make a deal? I'll try and stay positive if you guys could agree to give me the occasional elbow pat and a "there there" if I fall off the wagon too badly.

9 comments:

Tom said...

Yum. Muffins. I don't know how you have the willpower to bake and then not eat it all at once! Pear and ginger is a good combo too if you have the urge to make more in 11 days time when these have gone!

Keep positive for the job hunt. Ignore the doom and gloom about the GFC (most of it is in the mind of the media anyway in my opinion). People will always hire good people. :)

jason said...

Sending down some positive energy to you now.

Brigid said...

Think that your skilset leaves you very ably positioned for job hunting in the current climate my dear. Always here for long distance hugs and gin & tonics.

Mindy said...

Coming rapidly up on June 30 should have employers looking for people like you. I hope things come your way soon.

JobSearchNinja said...

In order to win the best jobs and ultimately your dream job in today's world, you have to work like a ninja. Your job search must be different than everyone else's. You have to search where others don't search. You must have a strategic plan of attack.

The Other Andrew said...

I don't know if that was supposed to be encouraging, but it sure makes it sound daunting...

KiwiJames said...

What a crap week! Good luck on the job hunt... any prospective employer would be lucky to have you. Hope you can still make it to the Knitting retreat in July, it won't be the ame without you.

Thinking of you.

Nicole said...

Good luck and lots of hugs and pats on the back available when needed (virtually).



(by the way Hi! im a lurker delurking)

Did you know you have the weirdiest word verification today what on earth is a 'soucklut'?

M-H said...

Have you thought of registering with Sydney Uni temp pool? http://www.usyd.edu.au/sydneypeople/careers/looking_for_temporary_work.shtml

You could walk to work (when it's not tipping it down). And there's no dress code!