Of course I immediately started job hunting - many applications every day and I had some funds to cover me (and luckily the christmas shopping was done before the end of November), but let's face it, December is a lousey month to job hunt. Businesses are thrilled to get the applications, but there is so much going on with holidays, extra business and year end deadlines that interviews aren't always high on the list. AND THAT IS OK! I expected that going into it.
But as I so often quote the book "Fortunately" by Remy Charlip, everything is
Let me back up a little - at the beginning of October 2021 I had my second bout of Covid-19 - I am thrilled to report that the vaccine I had in April 2021 made this second episode so much more bareable - I mostly slept, listened to podcasts (thank you My Favorite Murder!) and audio books (thank you Audible!) and ate deliveries by Door Dash as I didn't have the energy to cook. A couple of folks dropped off some supplies and stayed outside the quarantine range, so it was all good. I am just thrilled that I didn't loose over a week like I did the first time where all I can remember is coughing and getting cooked by the fever.
So it was with not much excitment that I drifted into 2022, and really thing only thing I wanted was a job. Which I did get at the end of February and yes, I get to work from home again and yes, it is in Pharma again! W00t!!
In any case, I am trying to do what I can to help and that has mostly been through shopping a small stores in Ukraine where the money can go directly into the hands of those that need it now! Believe it or not, the postal system between our two countries is still working great and I didn't have to wait long for my treasure - which have all been wonderful! I have also participated in fund raisers where profits are going to relief efforts. We need to help each other. We also need to remember that there are a lot of Russian soldiers sent to the Ukraine because they were lied to or told nothing and because Ukraine and Russia are so close in many ways, it is not uncommen for a family to have members in both countries! No one wants to be sent to grandma's neighborhood and shoot it up! I pray it gets better soon, before something none of us wants comes to pass and change or eliminate our lives forever.