5 Things TuesdayMarch 20, 2012
Happy Tuesday. Hope you all are doing great! I’ve kind of had a busy yet uneventful week. Just working a lot. Trying to coordinate life for April. Etc etc.
Other than that, this is what’s new in the life of Jo:
1 WORKING WITH A RECRUITER - I met with a recruiter last week to help me find some good job leads. And let me just tell you, having a staffing team help you helps SO MUCH. Not only does it boost your confidence, but their network is so much bigger and better than mine. And it’s their job to help get your name out, so I don’t have to feel bad asking people about connections.
So I met with one of their reps last week and she was awesome. Helped revamp my resume a bit to make it sell project management more - which by the way is what I’m looking for. Something in the creative digital agency realm but in the project management side of things. I’ve been getting job leads from people who apparently have no idea what it is I do. Apparently they think I do boring stuff. Blah. No thanks.
If you’re having trouble landing work, I highly recommend finding a staffing company. They’ll help you find temp, freelance, or contract work. So hopefully this staffing company will help me get to something great!
2 FIGURING OUT APRIL - So I’ve had a housing hiccup for the month of April and I’ve been scrambling around to figure out where to live, who to room with, and how to get there. There’s a handful of options but I don’t want to feel like a burden on others. But it’s nice to be able to lean on friends and family.
There’s still so many things up in the air. A few new job leads. A place to stay in May, but figuring out April. Putting the bedroom furniture in storage. Wanting to go to Six Flags and Easter Service. And then figuring out transportation in it all. Then there’s the Catalyst West Conference in a few weeks that I want to go to (since I won free tickets). But how does that work into the new job if I land it? So many things to figure out.
So yeah. This is April for me. Crazy, but it’ll be ok. That’s what I keep telling myself.
3 SPEAKING OF TRANSPORTATION - I’ve been walking everywhere for the past month and hitching rides to/from church and small group. That has worked fine for now, but I know I eventually want to get a car. I can’t believe I haven’t really had one since I sold my Blazer two years ago. Weird!
Anyways, I remembered to look up Zip Car and apparently they have a few right here in the Westwood area. It’s kind of awesome. Rent a car by the hour, gas and insurance is included, and drive!
Seriously, gas included. Which is awesome since gas here is $4.50. Yeah. Ridic. So I’m definitely pumped to have that option in case I ever need to go anywhere. Sometimes I hate asking for rides, and the bus takes forever … so thanks Zip Car. You’re awesome.
4 THERE GOES ANOTHER GOOD ARMOR MAN - So this past weekend, one of my Full Armor friends got married. I’m super excited for him! Yay for Josh and Brittney!
A few years ago there was a strong wave of Armor/Imago people getting married and I went to almost all those weddings . But one by one, I saw each one of those stellar, godly men get swept up by other girls. They’re all amazing girls, mostly Imago girls. But still … I’m like “dangit - what about me?”
Don’t lie. You know you’ve thought it too.
Anyways. After Josh’s pics went up on Facebook I got a text message from a friend that was like “OMG who is left?!” Only a few. Everyone else is paired up and having babies now. Wow, I’m getting old.
I’m still super thankful for the path my life has taken - with grad school and work and Florida. I wouldn’t trade any of that (even the hard times) for anything. Although it would have been nice to share it with someone. I know God’s timing is perfect. And His way is perfect. So I’m trusting that.
But yeah. There goes another good Armor man. I wish I was there to celebrate with you all! I would have LOVED to see everyone again.
5 UNIQUE LA - I’ve been following Creative Mornings for a while now and am excited about possibly going to some of their events. Their upcoming speaker leads this new event called Unique LA that I know I have to go to now. It just looks awesome.
Who wants to come with me? It’s May 12-13. Just let me know!