If We Were Having Coffee – #WeekendCoffeeShare

ଓଡ଼ିଆ: କଳା କଫି

ଓଡ଼ିଆ: କଳା କଫି (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’m well overdue for a monthly coffee share. I have so much to share. So much has happened since we last sat down together. Where do I begin?

Back in April, I returned to work after being in the unemployment line for 8 weeks. That vacation set me back financially. I won’t be taking any long vacations for a while. The whole incident left me in a bad sort of way. I couldn’t write, not one single word. I was probably having a bout of depression for having spent those last 9+ years of my life working for a company that came up with a silly reason to let me go.

It wasn’t because I was a poor worker. I had excellent attendance, a hard worker, even met quotas that were unreasonable high. They were stressing everyone out with continually reminding us that there was another layoff cut coming down the line. The reason they gave me for letting me go was – wait for it – my age – pff! They couldn’t come up with anything better than that. Ugh! Who ever heard of such a thing? Isn’t that discriminatory? I thought they couldn’t use age for determining whether to keep a person as a worker.

Then they called me back – But this time as a temp. I had no choice, it was either take the job or lose the unemployment benefits. So, of course, I said okay. It is bad enough to return to your previous employer 8 weeks later as a temp, losing 9+ years of employee benefits – 4 weeks vacation – as of this past week, they have once again changed the playing field. Now they no longer pay temp employees holiday pay.

I agree, it is time for a career change. This leads to my latest endeavor.

I returned to school! 35 years later, but here I am, a 50+ college bound student. Now that I’m enrolled in school and working full-time as a temp, I have no time to write. What happens when you have no time to write?

That’s right, you want to write. I have thought of all sorts of stuff to write about while doing my homework. I’d have to tell my muse, “not now, I’m busy. Can’t you see, I’ve too much homework to do?”

How’s that coffee of yours, do you need a refill?

One of my courses is Career Image. I discovered that my best match career is writing. Go figure J

Now we are working on career goals, and I got thinking…

The goal for the rest of the year for writing: Blog once a week. That will take care of the muse and keep me in writing practice, and get these fingers exercising. I’m shooting for Sunday posts, which is my best day for getting things done unless my work schedule was to change suddenly. Who can say at this time?

 

 

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About Linda Nelson

Full-time worker by day and a college student/writer by night. Linda is studying Business Management and Social Services while she works on her Bachelor Degree at Franklin Pierce University. Blogging when she can to keep the writing muse growing. In 2010, Linda broke out into writing with her first Contemporary Young Adult novella, Friends of Choice which she later retitled and re-edited in 2013 to, What Karla Wants. Since then she has published two more Contemporary Young Adult novels, one of which is a Sweet Romance, and published two slipstream fantasy novels. Linda is a member of Romance Writers of America since 2012. Watch for her coming new releases.