and what a craptastic year it was! i had surgery on my wrist, suffered through a shitty job, LOST said job, turned 40, and gave up librarianship.
on the plus side, i got 2 decent jobs over the fall, and may have embarked on a new career in the banking industry. i'll never make the kind of $$ i was as a professional, but nobody is, thanks to the economy and THANKS GEORGE BUSH don't let the door hit your butt on the way out.
i'm choosing to see the job loss/40 turning NOT as a door closing, but as a new opportunity. i've been in libraries for 18-20 years, and the profession is moving in new directions, and frankly, I don't give a crap.
i was tired of it, and I SWEAR I AM NOT JUST SAYING THAT because i was forced out. i had wondered, over the years, is this what i'm going to do for the rest of my life? thanks to shortsighted money-grubbing evil bosses, and a stunning lack of jobs in the industry, the answer is NO. and it's a good thing.
so here's to 2009! and here's how i know it will be better. see my inauguration scarf-- made as part of a swap, to celebrate the soon-to-be Obama presidency.
his election has made me hopeful, for the first time in a year. not just that we might get out of the economic mess we find ourselves in, but also that we can get past stoopid racial shit and elect the best person for the job. yes we can, indeed!