Saturday, May 27, 2006

A Second Picture

Another picture from my trip to Canada: Lake McLeese in early June 2005.

Friday, May 26, 2006

A New Beginning

It is time. Well, almost time. My new job starts this Sunday and I'm quite excited about it. I can't help but wonder if I'm ready for it, if I'm as prepared as I can be. Probably not, but you can't be prepared for everything, I suppose. I've been trying to review some of the course material in hope it might jog something in my memory so my first day won't be a complete embarrassment but I've also had some trouble concentrating so the result aren't perfects (that's old news; would you like to listen to my voice, splintered with emotion... err. Got carried away there for a moment).

Anyway, I hope to get into a new (and improved) routine as soon as possible and get on with my life. On a side note, I would also like to find my passport which has gone missing somehow and although I'm not planning any trip in the foreseeable future, I do want to know where it is. Any ideas where to look?

I've recently opened a page on MySpace which seems like a really nice place with lots of interesting people. It could turn interesting...

Oh, and there was also saying goodbye this week as I've finally left my old job. The people there are great, warm and kind people and saying goodbye was a hard and emotional moment. I know there are nice people in the new place but I don't think it will be quite the same.
It's going to take a while to adjust, on many levels it would seem.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

First of many

As promised long ago and as a paraphrase on Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show", here it is, your moment of happiness (around midnight in June 2005, near Dawson City, Canada).

Guess Who's Back?

Yes. I know it has been an incredibly long time since my last update. I also know, however, that no one has really bothered to read the damn blog, so really, no real harm. :-)

I do have some updates at last, some of them could actually be significant. First of all, I've finally got a new job I'm expected to begin later this month. It's in the QA field so I'm actually supposed to work in my new vocation for the first time. The pay isn't great but it's better than what I have now. The important thing is that if I actually like the job and do well in it, I can begin receiving some very much needed experience, which would improve my salary and lead the way to further advancement (that's in about two years time or so).

Saying goodbye to the people in my current job would be sad, as they are my friends. It is the right thing for me to do though, at least in principal (I mean the moving on step). Making friends and finding myself in the new job will not be very easy for me either, as I come from a place of disadvantage (no real experience at the job). In theory this can be turned into an advantage and used as a way to make friends (and the people there do seem nice), but I have my doubts. I always do.

Of course, what I didn't mention about the job was that it wasn't my first choice. At the time I had two job offers and this one wasn't the favorite. However, since this one pressured me into giving them an answer and while the other one lingers (still!) and doesn't give me their final answer, I had to place my bet and go with what's real and what's there over what might be. Thus far, before I even started to work, I think I've made the right decision. The more time passes and the more the other company lingers in its response I have a feeling their answer will be a "No" (even though I've passed their work-related interview). It has come to that that I'm in a place where I must move on, quit my job and move to the next one. The situation isn't optimal. It rarely is. But it is Real. Real life. Why do I keep on looking for real life situations?

Anyway, that's enough for now.

P.S - I feel the main theme of the post is about "real" and "actual". While this could suggest a sense of compromise and coming to terms with the choice I've made, I can't help but wonder at the price of this choice or how happy and at peace I 'actually' am with it...