||[Oct. 9th, 2009|05:36 pm]
-I might be buying a 'new' bike tomorrow. I'll need it for when my bus card from school runs out. Apparently there is no program for free or discounted bus passes from the unemployment folks. Eugene's small enough. I'll do with the bike, scraping together change when it's really cold or raining, and walking.
-Got more books from the library on one of the tests I need to take. Will do the practice exam tonight.
-Feeling positive about things overall
-Finally reach a live person at TWO of the places I want to volunteer with: Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Habitat for Humanity. Maybe with Habitat I'll learn some skills along the way. Still waiting to hear back from arts places. And from Planned Parenthood for volunteering.
-Working still on getting back to writing regularly. I may have to read more first input/output and all that. I have a huge TC Boyle book of stories. I love his stuff. I'll start there and see if it inspires anything or just makes me bummed for not having his gift.
-Inspired by a friend, I want to come up with an outline for something to write during November NaNoWriMo. Just for myself -- to see if I can do it this year.
-Just stuck to online searches for jobs thus far. Will hit the ground running this coming week, going to temp agencies. When I arrived here, I signed up with five or six. I checked back with them each week religiously. It's how I found the job I had for three years. This time, I don't wanna just take it because it's there. I want it to work with me and for me and my goals...
-The sulk is over. I'm enjoying the free time, really.