I just found out that I could, potentially, make a bit more as a waitress than I do in my current job. Are. You. Shitting. Me?! I swore up and down for a long time that I'd rather starve than be a waitress. Well, I have a friend that might be able to get me a job where she used to waitress. At the moment, I'm thinking I'd rather waitress than stay here. I figure I can start with it on weekends to see if I can stand it. If I can- hey- that can get my my "year off" that I've been wanting. As long as I'm making enough to cover the basics, it's enough. I can take some time to re-align my head and start figuring out what the next step is. If I'm any good at it, I might even make decent money
I didn't weigh myself this morning. I decided I wanted an omlette more. And- I don't care. I'm fat and a pound or two either way really isn't going to matter at this point. One perk of waitressing is that it is mostly moving slowly (ish) with the potential for a little heavy lifting (ish) to get me moving.
Oooh- I went up to Denver yesterday and saw the Flagship REI! Aaaaawesome sauce! Ikea- psh. Way cooler I picked up a fanny pack (waist-pack for day-hikes) and new VFFs. I also picked up a little first-aid kit because I realized I don't have one for hiking and, like, it might be a good idea? Duh. I'm going to slowly start to aquire gear because, damnit, I live in Colorado. How am I NOT hiking?! I just got an e-mail about search and rescue recruiting for the 2013 training class. I think I'm doing it this year. It's a LOT of work- but it's great people, great skills, and it'll be good for me to be useful.
I realized while I was filling out the job information for the place that can help me look that I have zero skills. Well, I can do customer service. And I can be trusted to handle cash. And write e-mails. Other than that, though, I got nada. Which is what's making the job hunt so hard. As one of my brothers pointed out- EPCSAR (the local search and rescue) might be a volunteer position, but there are people that pay for the owners of such skills . . .