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So I made the acquaintance of my career counsellor yesterday, a woman by the name of Vivian. She seems nice enough, but we didn't really discuss anything of much importance in this first session, except for what I hoped to get out of it (some focus and renewed energy for the search) and how soon I could expect the bill and what it was going to come to, including VAT. After we signed the contract, she gave me a book to read and a set of questions to ponder, and we'll meet again in a fortnight.

I hope to God I'm doing the right thing here.

OTOH, I can't see what else I can do. Now that I've started on my 9th month of unemployment, it's obvious I've got to do something to get me out of this blasted funk I've been in for the last couple of months - since my fall, actually, in which I haven't really been trying.


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Jul. 4th, 2012 01:35 pm (UTC)
I understand your trepidations. And I agree with your conclusion: doing something is so much better than letting the funk funk on.
Jul. 4th, 2012 04:09 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't go so far as to call myself a control freak, though I do recognise elements of that in my psyche. I do like the feeling and energy I get from taking matters into my own hands.
Jul. 4th, 2012 01:40 pm (UTC)
I cannot but feel that something very good will come of this. Nine months is a long time, but I feel somehow that you're coming to the end of it.
Jul. 4th, 2012 04:03 pm (UTC)
From your lips...

When I look around, nine months doesn't seem to be exceptionally long considering we're in the worst recession since the Depression, but I agree that it's long enough - or feels like it, anyway.
Jul. 4th, 2012 02:50 pm (UTC)
Good luck! Looking forward to hearing more about it. What's the book?
Jul. 4th, 2012 03:58 pm (UTC)
You know, a workbook full of psycho-babble, diagrams and exercises to help you come to a better understanding of yourself and your capabilities, and find out what types of jobs you really want and some idea of how to put a strategy together and all that. I'll have a proper look tomorrow or the next day, I think.
Jul. 4th, 2012 04:06 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, one of those.

Jul. 4th, 2012 04:09 pm (UTC)
Jul. 4th, 2012 05:06 pm (UTC)
Good luck. Reviewing what I enjoy most about working sometimes helps me.
Jul. 5th, 2012 02:42 pm (UTC)
Soon... soon.
Jul. 5th, 2012 05:44 pm (UTC)
Hi! scarlettina, my dear friend of many (real-life) years, will be in Amsterdam for a few days in the fall. I'd like to put her in touch with you. She'll probably comment here to say hi.
Jul. 5th, 2012 08:11 pm (UTC)
By all means! She'll be very welcome.
Jul. 5th, 2012 08:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I think you have quite a bit in common anyway, and I can attest to her charm.
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