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Merry Monday - Job Searching

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Well, I'm not sure what to say today. I always hated Mondays when I was working. It was odd getting to sleep in and take the day one step at a time. I think that will be my philosophy during this challenge. Take it one day at a time.

I began with breakfast and an episode of Archer because I felt like I could use a laugh.

Today, I renewed my health card. Following that I attempted to call the Cardio center as they need the new version code or I'll be charged for the visit I had to get results. They're closed until August 2nd for summer vacation. I've set myself a reminder to call them then.

After that I contacted my mortgage company and made an appointment to see what my options are until I find another job.

During lunch I watched Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1. Harry Potter movies always make me feel better.

I looked at jobs and started making a spreadsheet to keep track of where I have applied and when.

I played a little guitar and thought about my next steps.

I posted in my alumni group on Facebook to let them know I am looking for work.

I looked around the area I live in to help narrow down some potential employers in walking distance.

I wrote cover letters *shudder*. Then I applied to 5 jobs and ran the dishwasher.

I'm now able to focus on my writing and since I'm on a deadline I better get back to it.

Ciao,
R~

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