For the first time in a long time
I’ve set a goal! In my opinion, goals are difficult, but this one shouldn’t be too bad. I just decided, whilst perusing Pinterest, that I want to have a job by Halloween. This gives me a deadline for my goal, which makes it a plan.
I know I can do this simple goal. I’ve figured out, for the most part what I want to do, and I can do anything I set my mind to doing. I just have to find someone to hold me accountable. It’s always easier to stick with something–if you really want it–when you have a friend to remind you of your goal. All I really need, however, is to remember that unemployment funds don’t last forever and I’m halfway to six months.
I know this was a short post, but I’m tired as it’s far past my bedtime (I read Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tonight). Did anyone else read it yet?
Getting Kitchen Experience
I’ve been AWOL for a few weeks due to not bringing my laptop to Sacramento with me, and most recently, not having internet at home. So I’ll have to figure out a way to snag free wifi as often as I can manage. It shouldn’t be too hard, as I live in San Francisco, but it’s a bit of a pain since I’m a bit lazy.
On the upside, I’ve got a new job which I’m proud to say I was pleasantly surprised to get. I had two interviews last week, which I didn’t tell anyone about because I was trying not to get my hopes up about them. One seemed to go really well, and the other seemed….less…good. Amazingly, the one I wanted more, but assumed I was going to hear “we went with someone with more experience” from, called me back on Monday offering me the position! I had assumed I’d hear good news for the other job where I needed zero experience, not the one I got. But, as I said earlier, I was pleasantly surprised to get an offer from the more prestigious company. I’m not going to mention names in case I might get in trouble for talking about them online, but I know that I can say it’s a lovely restaurant and a fabulous kitchen, although it’s definitely a tourist spot.
I still can’t believe I’m finally going to work in a real restaurant! I’m so excited for my orientation on Wednesday, May 8th, 2013. I hope I will learn a lot from this job and move through the ranks quickly. I want to remove the “Aspiring” bit from my LinkedIn.com profile headliner. (It currently says “Aspiring Chef”).
Lately I’ve been considering my career options. And I realized that I’m definitely not going to pursue singing, even though, don’t get me wrong, it would be awesome to show people my skills. I’m too impatient to learn music on my own; I like instant results. Which is why I’m now considering writing as a book reviewer: I love to read and write and I’m really good at both of them. Especially reading and then writing about novels. I discovered this propensity in high school, when I discovered I could write more than “once upon a time” on a paper (yes, in elementary school I turned in an in-class essay with just “once upon a time” written on it).
Once I carved my writers’ block into a better outlook on writing, I kind of loved it. Then I saw what I could do with my words, and I really loved it. It’s been a really long time since I turned in a paper in a literature course that didn’t get an A. however, I never considered trying to make a career out of it, but now I know that I have to do something, and soon. I graduate from UC Merced next year and then….who knows?
So that’s where I am right now, considering my options. Maybe “once upon a time” will be a sentence finished by “I got a job because someone awesome liked this blog.”