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So I made the acquaintance of my career counsellor yesterday, a woman by the name of Vivian. She seems nice enough, but we didn't really discuss anything of much importance in this first session, except for what I hoped to get out of it (some focus and renewed energy for the search) and how soon I could expect the bill and what it was going to come to, including VAT. After we signed the contract, she gave me a book to read and a set of questions to ponder, and we'll meet again in a fortnight.

I hope to God I'm doing the right thing here.

OTOH, I can't see what else I can do. Now that I've started on my 9th month of unemployment, it's obvious I've got to do something to get me out of this blasted funk I've been in for the last couple of months - since my fall, actually, in which I haven't really been trying.

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Date: 2012-07-04 01:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jonesiexxx.livejournal.com
I understand your trepidations. And I agree with your conclusion: doing something is so much better than letting the funk funk on.

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Date: 2012-07-04 04:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gamiila.livejournal.com
I wouldn't go so far as to call myself a control freak, though I do recognise elements of that in my psyche. I do like the feeling and energy I get from taking matters into my own hands.

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Date: 2012-07-04 01:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ezagaaikwe.livejournal.com
I cannot but feel that something very good will come of this. Nine months is a long time, but I feel somehow that you're coming to the end of it.

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Date: 2012-07-04 04:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gamiila.livejournal.com
From your lips...

When I look around, nine months doesn't seem to be exceptionally long considering we're in the worst recession since the Depression, but I agree that it's long enough - or feels like it, anyway.

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Date: 2012-07-04 02:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] herself_nyc
Good luck! Looking forward to hearing more about it. What's the book?

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Date: 2012-07-04 03:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gamiila.livejournal.com
You know, a workbook full of psycho-babble, diagrams and exercises to help you come to a better understanding of yourself and your capabilities, and find out what types of jobs you really want and some idea of how to put a strategy together and all that. I'll have a proper look tomorrow or the next day, I think.

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Date: 2012-07-04 04:06 pm (UTC)
herself_nyc: (Default)
From: [personal profile] herself_nyc
Oh yeah, one of those.

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Date: 2012-07-04 04:09 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2012-07-04 05:06 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dalmeny
Good luck. Reviewing what I enjoy most about working sometimes helps me.

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Date: 2012-07-05 02:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] suze2000.livejournal.com
Soon... soon.

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Date: 2012-07-05 05:44 pm (UTC)
herself_nyc: (Default)
From: [personal profile] herself_nyc
Hi! [livejournal.com profile] scarlettina, my dear friend of many (real-life) years, will be in Amsterdam for a few days in the fall. I'd like to put her in touch with you. She'll probably comment here to say hi.

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Date: 2012-07-05 08:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gamiila.livejournal.com
By all means! She'll be very welcome.

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Date: 2012-07-05 08:49 pm (UTC)
herself_nyc: (Mad Men - Cha cha)
From: [personal profile] herself_nyc
Thanks! I think you have quite a bit in common anyway, and I can attest to her charm.

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