Readability

Looking and Finding

by baldilocks

I had a lot of trou­ble con­cen­trat­ing today, as any­one who fol­lows my Face­book and Twit­ter feeds already knows. I got up at around two this morn­ing, hav­ing “slept” for a few hours — more of a fit­ful open­ing and clos­ing of my eyes.

The prob­lem? I have been apply­ing for jobs like crazy for the past few months and the only feed­back I received was an “Unfor­tu­nately” let­ter from Trader Joe’s. You’d think that it would be easy to get a job in the present envi­ron­ment — espe­cially for a vet­eran who can write, think a lit­tle bit, and pass a drug test, but it isn’t. I haven’t been look­ing for a jack­pot; just some­thing I can use to keep from scratch­ing, scrap­ing, and beg­ging my read­ers to help me with. By the way, fans of baldilocks are some of the most won­der­ful and gen­er­ous peo­ple in existence.

So, as I said, I expressed my frus­tra­tions on my accounts and received an avalanche of great ideas, leads, links and at least one solid opportunity.

I’ve kept some infor­ma­tion to myself and to per­sonal friends, but I want to let it out here and now. The only rea­son I’ve remained in Cal­i­for­nia since the loss of my house in Decem­ber 2014, is to be near my church. Oth­er­wise I’d be in New Mex­ico near my par­ents and most of the rest of my fam­ily. I love my peo­ple dearly (here’s a gra­tu­itous link to one of the writ­ers among that num­ber), but God comes first and when I put Him first, He pro­vides. I’m human and my faith wavers, but it does not fail because I’ve asked Him to help me with it. It’s an ongo­ing endeavor.

I love to write; here, at baldilocks, and wher­ever. One of my won­der­ful friends even gave me an oppor­tu­nity — a dif­fer­ent one than the one men­tioned above – to get a well-​compensated posi­tion as a tech­ni­cal writer. How­ever, it’s nec­es­sary to con­sider that job in the con­text of why I remained in Cal­i­for­nia. Would I have time for my church? What about time to write in-​depth pieces for DaT­e­chGuy and for baldilocks? Unlikely. No doubt, I will have more dif­fi­cult deci­sions to make, should the job be offered.

But today, I have faith, just enough for today. Tomor­row, will be time enough for tomorrow’s faith. And so on.

(Thank to FW, CF, and JVS)

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was pub­lished in 2012. Her sec­ond novel ten­ta­tively titled Arlen’s Harem, will be done one day soon! Fol­low her on Twit­ter and on Gab​.ai.

Please con­tribute to Juliette’s JOB: Her new novel, her blog, her Inter­net to keep the lat­ter going and COF­FEE to keep her going!

Or hit Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Inde­pen­dent Journalism!

by baldilocks

I had a lot of trouble concentrating today, as anyone who follows my Facebook and Twitter feeds already knows. I got up at around two this morning, having “slept” for a few hours—more of a fitful opening and closing of my eyes.

The problem? I have been applying for jobs like crazy for the past few months and the only feedback I received was an “Unfortunately” letter from Trader Joe’s. You’d think that it would be easy to get a job in the present environment—especially for a veteran who can write, think a little bit, and pass a drug test, but it isn’t. I haven’t been looking for a jackpot; just something I can use to keep from scratching, scraping, and begging my readers to help me with. By the way, fans of baldilocks are some of the most wonderful and generous people in existence.

So, as I said, I expressed my frustrations on my accounts and received an avalanche of great ideas, leads, links and at least one solid opportunity.

I’ve kept some information to myself and to personal friends, but I want to let it out here and now. The only reason I’ve remained in California since the loss of my house in December 2014, is to be near my church. Otherwise I’d be in New Mexico near my parents and most of the rest of my family. I love my people dearly (here’s a gratuitous link to one of the writers among that number), but God comes first and when I put Him first, He provides. I’m human and my faith wavers, but it does not fail because I’ve asked Him to help me with it. It’s an ongoing endeavor.

I love to write; here, at baldilocks, and wherever. One of my wonderful friends even gave me an opportunity—a different one than the one mentioned above–to get a well-compensated position as a technical writer. However, it’s necessary to consider that job in the context of why I remained in California. Would I have time for my church? What about time to write in-depth pieces for DaTechGuy and for baldilocks? Unlikely. No doubt, I will have more difficult decisions to make, should the job be offered.

But today, I have faith, just enough for today. Tomorrow, will be time enough for tomorrow’s faith. And so on.

(Thank to FW, CF, and JVS)

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2012. Her second novel tentatively titled Arlen’s Harem, will be done one day soon! Follow her on Twitter and on Gab.ai.

Please contribute to Juliette’s JOB:  Her new novel, her blog, her Internet to keep the latter going and COFFEE to keep her going!

Or hit Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Independent Journalism!