carlfoxmarten: (podium)
I've been off work for three or four weeks now, and have started to notice my mood darkening again.

I guess having a job that makes me money like that really helps ease some of my concerns, and getting out of the house on a regular basis gets me out of my parents' hair enough that I'm not too contaminated by their attitudes.

Part of my nervousness is a lack of money.
I noticed that when I was working and earning, I was a heck of a lot more confident because I didn't have to be quite so tightly aware of how much I was spending.
The other part is because I'm not doing anything.
Yet again I'm just sitting here, doing nothing, giving my mind too much time to dwell on unpleasant things, and it isn't doing me any good.

I think I was even sleeping better at night, even though I was getting less sleep the days I worked...

Only problem is that the job I was doing is only going to last about three more weeks, as they switch from door-to-door lawn aeration to door-to-door power- and window-washing.
I might consider staying on, but I'm not really sure I'd want to.

Other kinds of work I wouldn't mind doing would be retail (even for a dollar store would be easier than this), food service (just so long as it's a place I trust, like Tim Horton's), or maybe even temp work.
Something so I'm not just twiddling my thumbs...
carlfoxmarten: (podium)
So, my knees are good enough to go walking again, but I'm not about to trust them for running, at least not yet.

It's kind of funny.
"Normal" use doesn't require strenuous use of your body.
Unfortunately, the kind of work I've been doing does require more than normal amounts of work...
(at least, it's funny until you think about it)

It'll probably take a couple more weeks before I'll try to go back to work, if I'm not doing anything else by then.

On another employment front, I've done some software work for a company my brother works with, and am currently looking at doing some more work for another company, connecting their online ordering system with an accounting package.

An odd thing about the past few months is that I haven't been in the mood to do anything art-related.
Sure, I've started a few scenes, but nothing has really been coming through very well, so I haven't been posting anything.
(one thing that bugs me about the Blender groups on DeviantArt are the artists who post excruciatingly early pictures of their work. As in, default gray materials, few lights, just the meshes)

Another interesting thing.
I have noticeably gained a bit more confidence with the door-to-door lawn aeration work.
Somebody approached me about delivering flyers to a bunch of houses in the neighbourhood and I was able to give firm, confident answers to their questions.
Granted, my price for delivering their flyers was probably a little steep, but hey, I'm worth it.
I've delivered newspapers to close to a thousand houses in my area, and have worked for the newspaper for over twelve years, so I definitely have the experience to do such a thing.

Now, if only this newfound confidence would help me get a proper job somewhere...

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Apr. 6th, 2013 02:08 am
carlfoxmarten: (podium)
Hmm, I've been ignoring this again, I see...

Right now I'm still delivering newspapers, but I've also picked up another job that I do on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for a whole lot of extra income.

I'm doing door-to-door lawn aeration, and it's a very interesting, if demanding, job.
When we attended the information session about it we were told that the work isn't for everybody, and I definitely believe them.Details under here )

So, on the whole, I'm a bit more comfortable with myself now, but it seems to have come at the expense of some of my health.
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At least, it better be.

I've decided to expand my search for a job by posting my resume on several local job-search sites, including and possibly

So far, I've posted on, though I need to fill out my details a bit more.

Anyone who does, please pray for me to get a good job in the software industry.
Ideally, I'd like a game development position, but even just working with databases would be better than nothing.


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