so i had to quit my job when we moved to colorado. i figured this would provide me a perfect chance to finally get started on a freelance PR career [something i've always hoped to do] and then just work from home after i have the baby...a good plan, albeit one that caused a few days of panic when i realized i no longer have a steady paycheck coming in.
BUT things have been going great and i have a few projects / clients lined up and it's enough to keep me busy. however...let's be honest, i'm still going a little crazy. freelance = work from home. b works from an office like a regular person. i know not a single soul in this town, so aside from virtual correspondence and waiting for b to get home every night, i've been getting a liiiittle stir crazy being by myself all day. daily trips to target can only get you so far.
one night i was on the verge of tears [okay, or past that point...dang hormones] talking about how i'm now facing a life of being stuck at home forever and b suggested i find some volunteer work to get me out of the house. brilliant! why didn't i think of that? so i researched some local options and decided to submit a volunteer application at our new library. we've already been there a few times and it seemed like a decent-enough job.
yesterday i had my first volunteer training. i learned all sorts of cool stuff about how the library runs, sorted through childrens' books, reshelved things, and felt like a nine-year-old when my supervisor had to approve my alphabetical sorting of DVDs. yes, thank you, i know my ABCs. i even graduated from college, did you know? [i guess they get a lot of high school students as volunteers, so they can never be too sure of one's capabilities.]
overall it was actually really fun. [am i major nerd for admitting that?] i'll only be volunteering a couple hours a week, and it felt nice to get out of the house and meet new people. my supervisor even said i can bring baby dub if i feel like coming back after he's born -- ha! they DO have story time for babies, so who knows.
it was cool to see how everything works and i am SO utilizing the lib when i have children. i love books. and DVDS...and CDs...and a whole shelf of dinosaur books. they have everything there! did you know? ask me and i'll be happy to tell you. i work on wednesdays from 10 a.m. - noon. :)