Saturday, December 22, 2012

On Holidays...

One of the hardest things about losing my job is that my last day isn't until January 31 and since I know it's over, I'm kind of ready for it just to be over. Thursday was my last day before Christmas holidays, and walking out of the office felt like walking out of school. I haven't felt that exhilarated sense of "look at all this time I have!" for years. Of course, the odd part is that I know it's Christmas, but it feels like summer vacation. Because it is summer. Christmas in Summer, I'll never get used to it.

Yesterday, I sat in bed all day and watched videos on you tube. All Day (ok, well I broke to watch Ellen on TV and to go to yoga...but seriously, it was a commitment).  It was joyous and luxurious.

I also read everyone single comment that you left on my blog - thank you so much for your kind words and support for the Big Thing. Each one gave me the warm and fuzzies. Ya'll are the best.

What have I got planned for the rest of the week is Christmas with Inspector Climate's family, followed by camping in the National Park that they camp at every year. I'm really excited to get out of the city - in fact I can't wait to be surrounded by trees and nature again. I miss it.

I also plan on doing some job applications, nothing says "holiday" like the words "job application." One of the applications is due on the December 28, which I think is kind of cruel actually - it's a job that might actual put my film minor to use! I never thought that would happen.

I'll be scarce around these parts, as we had out into the wilderness for our camping trip.

Lovely friends, have a spectacular holiday season! I wish you all the very very  best.




20 comments:

  1. Good luck in your job search! And have fun out in the wild :) I sounds like a great time!

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  2. Oh..I'm sure it feels such limbo, but I hope you'll let yourself have a wonderful Christmas and a great time camping.

    I hope you'll treat yourself to the little things you enjoy with your gardening and cooking..and maybe even knitting, too.

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  3. I've always associated the 'schools out' feeling with Christmas, I always thought it must be so weird for Northern Hemisphere kids to break for Christmas and be back ten days later!

    I'ma bit behind in my blog reading so didn't know you'd lost your job, it's always sucky when have to stay somewhere for a few weeks knowing that it's coming to an end.. Hopefully you can still enjoy a nice Aussie Christmas without worrying about the job applications too much!

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  4. When I left my job last year, I felt much the same way. Somehow, I was expected to stay motivated for two weeks. Impossible! But, oh, that feeling of leaving for the last time was fantastic. Also, scary, as I had yet to acquire new work. But mostly fantastic.

    Have fun on your camping trip (that sounds like an oxymoron to a notorious non-camper like myself, but I'm sure it's possible)! Definitely have a bit of break, if you can - even if it's just for a week.

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  5. Fingers crossed for the applications and hope you enjoy your holidays, once you get there.

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  6. 2 boxes corn starch + 1 can shaving cream. Dump the corn starch into a large container or onto a tarp (or some other such ground covering). Add the shaving cream and mix until you get "snow." Then you can have a snowball fight or just enjoy the feel even in summer. Might add enough of a touch of winter that it feels a little more holiday-like :)

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  7. I wish you the best of luck with the job hunt! I hope you find exactly what you're looking for:) Enjoy the holidays!

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  8. Gosh, so I am so behind, I JUST read "The Big Thing." I hope you realize that you are amazing, and that this is just another step in your journey of life! Things will work out, you will find a job doing what you love, and if you don't right away, that's fine - enjoy your time job searching by spending time with your hobbies and husband!
    Good luck and Merry Christmas!! :)

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  9. I am sorry about your job. But I like your positiveness, enjoy your vacation! Happy Christmas!

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  10. Merry Christmas!! I hope you have a wonderful holiday. Christmas in the summer! Crazy!

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  11. Well, I wish you the best in 2013. I know job searching isn't fun, but you can do it. Good luck! And, be sure to take the time to do things that make you happy. Gotta be good to yourself. :)

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  12. Glad you finally get some time to recover! The day of film watching sounds fab! I hope you have a lovely holiday and feel completely revitalized from some time in the wild. :)

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  13. have a great Christmas! camping sounds like just the thing you need to clear your head before tackling those job applications. good luck!

    Val @ KnotTiedDown.com

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  14. In this rough time I hope you find some happiness and joy this Christmas!! Have a great time camping! =)

    Ergo - Blog

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  15. Have a wonderful time camping and enjoying Christmas Day with family. The upside to it during this period is having the freedom and time to do things you love and spend time with family. All the best to your job search and wishing you happy holidays.

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  16. That's the worst - when you know the expiry date and spend the rest of your time there demotivated and somewhat destructive. Hang in there, and here's wishing you the best for 2013!

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  17. Sometimes it could be a new opportunity around the corner...good luck with the job hunt!

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  18. i hope you are having a wonderful holiday! x

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  19. It's always so odd when people have the deadlines during the holidays!

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