OK…job hunting. There’s my priorities in life. There’s what I like to do, what I would like to learn, what I believe in, and what I do now & have done for money in the past.
I can’t find an interface that will make an optimal situation.
roof over my head/bills paid/food/clothing (stability). I have to have a comfortable, stable home. I have to know where my next meal is coming from. I have to know my job will be there tomorrow. (I know, on some level, there’s no guarantees in life and life is fatal, but I like the illusion of security, OK?)
TIME. Free time, time for self, friends, interests, hobbies, travel, reading, etc. There is only so much time I am willing to give up in order to secure material priorities. This includes time outside of wage-earning time that I’m willing to spend in educating myself to fit into a new career.
Things I LIKE to do:
sleep, read, write, travel, hug, cuddle, kiss, have sex, cook, plan parties, have parties, shop, beadwork, stained glass, spend time with friends, listen to music, play music (was a DJ in college—not paid, but very fun & people say I was good at it.)
Causes I believe in:
- domestic abuse, especially in the much-overlooked area of abuse of adult men & older male children—yes, I understand that preteens and teenagers are a pain in the butt and are often as big as or taller than their parents, but parents still have no business beating them up. And, of course, most men are larger than their female SO, but that does not give the female SO permission to strike at them in anger. Even if it doesn’t hurt, it still HURTS, you know? It’s disrespectful and a violation.
- EVERY child a WANTED child (educating people on how to parent, educating people on effective birth control methods, affordable and legal healthcare to provide birth control & abortions if necessary)
- animals (no kill shelters, spay & neuter, animal rescue)
- the environment (biodiesel! solar power! minimal use of pesticides, fertilizers, and other chemicals in the home, yard, farming, industry, Permaculture, green building, sustainable living, etc.)
Things I would like to learn:
masonry, roofing, flooring, electrical, painting, concrete pouring, concrete staining – home improvement kind of stuff.
sewing, quilting, gardening, canning, etc. – old fashioned pioneer homesteader kind of stuff
raising and butchering animals. – crazy survivalist kind of stuff (possible sideline into vet assistant, or farrier?)
Things I have done for money:
data entry, paper shuffling, typing, phone answering, customer service, dispatching, inside sales, retail sales, makin’ copies, working in a kitchen, washing dishes, fast food (never again), telemarketing (never again), office management kinds of stuff—mail, payables, receivables, general spread-sheety goodness, event planning (once)