Giving up the ghost

I just left my job. I didn't want to, but the medical issues are too much. It came down to me having a choice. I could have medical issues that are almost bearable and be unemployed, or I could be employed and be in horrible pain, tired, and unable to do anything else.

Yes, I sobbed my damn eyes out when I told them. The director and assistant director looked like they wanted to join me.

Every cloud has a silver lining. This is this one's: I can do some work in the archives of the historical society, possibly, which is conveniently located at the library. This is a no pressure, when you can get to it type of job. There's no rush.

I can also write more. That's nice.

I'm still sad though.

LinuxLibrarian will go on. Didn't Celine Dion have a song about that?

In other news, because something that didn't positively suck had to happen today: I have a reading of my book scheduled at Gulu-Gulu Cafe in Lynn, MA (Lynn Lynn City of Sin) on July 11th, at 8 o'clock. If you're in the area, come see the gimpy ex-librarian.

Comments

here's hopin'

Sorry you had to give up the 9 to 5 but I think a Linux Librarian is a very important role too!

Re:here's hopin'

Thanks man... I am hoping one day I'll work again as a librarian-- in that library. God, they are wonderful people.

But for now, I'll be doing the blogging/writing thing. And I guess I have no excuse not to clean the house now.

Hope things work out better

GregS said as things as well as could be said. I'm glad you're still thinking in terms of possible opportunities and hope you will feel better some day.

Re:Hope things work out better

Thanks. I am not an overly religious person, but I guess I can be a spiritual person, and I think that this must have happened for some sort of weird reason and that there is always hope.

Previous to working at the library, I had the worst job in the world. It was horrible. It prompted me to change career paths into librarianship. Then, my last week of library school, this job opened up in my hometown library. I had the job before I finished my last class at school.

It was a five minute commute by bus, and the people at Malden are the best. We had some colorful patrons, but nothing that was out of the ordinary in public library life. They are all a good crew.

So if anything led me to believe in divine intervention, it was that job.

Now that I cannot keep it, I feel that maybe that was divine intervention too. I really don't expect the writing thing will take off any time soon. It's sort of like getting a record deal, without needing to wear spandex tights on stage. It's an ugly, competitive business. But I will continue to write for me, and maintain the blog to keep in the library feel.

I will be around. You won't be rid of me that easily. Hee hee.

There is always hope. There are nothing but new beginnings.

Re:Hope things work out better

" It's sort of like getting a record deal, without needing to wear spandex tights on stage."Hee!

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